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    Durham, New Hampshire

    National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference at UNH, July 21-25, 2019

    The Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association is proud to host the National Marine Educators Association Annual Conference, July 21-25, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, NH.

    Our mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and our annual conference brings together formal and informal marine educators from around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment.

    The conference draws 300-400 professionals from K-12 schools, public aquariums, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for four days of learning, sharing, and networking.

    • Attend the full 3 days of programming, featuring over 100 presentations highlighting the latest trends and research in marine education. Single day registration is also available.
    • Learn from local researchers who have been studying the Gulf of Maine, learning from its history to protect its future.
    • Sign up for a field trip to explore the beauty of the Gulf of Maine watershed.
    • Enjoy a discount for local educators and free membership to GOMMEA for one year *see for details
    • Stay in affordable dorm lodging on campus


    • Sunday July 21st - Conference kick-off event at the UNH Outdoor Pool
    • Monday July 22nd - Wednesday July 24th - Concurrent Sessions, talks, exhibits
    • Thursday July 25th - Field Trips

    Visit for all the details.


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    The ocean is our direct link to the rest of the world, and it takes an international effort to care for it!  The Ocean Conservancy organizes an annual coastal cleanup, and GOMMEA will be out doing our part. There is no shortage of beautiful beaches that need our attention, come join us!

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    5:30 - 8PMGulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland Maine

    Join us for our annual meeting!  The meeting will feature Walt Golet speaking about Tuna.

    Walt Golet, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, University of Maine's School of Marine Sciences | Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

    Tunas, billfish and sharks are some of the most fascinating animals on the planet. These creatures are Highly Migratory Species (HMS) which means they cross ocean basins, elevate their internal body temperature, swim to depths in excess of 5,000 feet within minutes and navigate with the precision of a GPS. Walt works with a network of commercial and recreational fishermen that provide him with information on and samples from the fish that they catch. Walt's lab then analyzes the data to better understand their life history. This information also informs stock assessment models which may reduce uncertainty in their current and future projections.

    Mark your calendar for November 14 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm for the 2019 GOMMEA Annual Meeting at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine to hear more!