The Marine & Environmental Research Institute is a nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and people from the harmful impacts of toxic chemical exposure. The Institute produces scientific research that drives change and inspires solutions to the pressing environmental issues of our day. From flame retardants to plastics, our discoveries have informed public opinion and fueled key legislation, which impacts millions of people in Maine and across the country.
Director Dr. Susan Shaw testifies in Minnesota to help pass the nation’s toughest ban on flame retardant chemicals to date.
Scaled-back flame retardant ban clears House hurdle
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Marine Research Coordinator Madelyn Woods will discuss recent findings about microplastic fiber uptake, ingestion and egestion rates in Blue Mussels.
Dr Susan Shaw will present a talk on the theme of 'overcoming today's challenges to forge a surprising future'
Interns will discuss their 6-month research projects into microplastics and coastal monitoring here in Blue Hill Bay.
Over 30 volunteers cleaned up the beach at Carter Nature Preserve in conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy's International Beach Clean Up Day on Sept 16th.
Dr Weber is a renowned expert on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and longtime advisor to the Stockholm Convention and to the UNEP on the regulation and disposal of this class of chemicals in the environment.