The University of New England School of Marine and Environmental Programs serves as an incubator for forward-looking marine research. The school provides faculty, students, and partner researchers with the information and resources they need to contribute to global conversations regarding marine science, policy, and management.

Our goal is to create new knowledge in a wide variety of interdisciplinary fields, including marine science, marine ecosystems, conservation, restoration, business, sustainable fisheries and ecological aquaculture, social-ecological systems, and marine sustainability science.

Our coastal setting, cutting-edge facilities, and faculty expertise lead to countless marine research opportunities. UNE students serve as key contributors to this work — while also getting the hands-on experience they need for further study and future careers.

Marine Research Partnerships

Do you represent an organization seeking to partner with the University of New England on Marine Science initiatives? Please contact Charles Tilburg, director of the School of Marine and Environmental Sciences.

Explore Marine Research at UNE


Our areas of research include Biology of Marine Organisms, Human Impacts on the Ocean, Food from the Ocean, Applied Marine Technology, and Experiential Education.

Aquaculture research equipment at UNE

UNE offers some of the best marine science facilities in the nation for research and education — and you can access all of them right from our main campus in Biddeford, Maine.


At UNE, you'll be in the field and out on the water as early as your freshman year, with plenty of additional undergraduate research opportunities throughout your academic career.


Our faculty, professional staff, and students are thought leaders in their fields, published in some of the top marine science and aquatic science journals in the world.

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