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.
Addressing an audience of 800 at TEDxMidAtlantic SUPERPOWERS on October 27-28 in Washington, DC, MERI Founder/Director Dr. Susan Shaw spoke of the consequences of public deception about ongoing exposure to harmful substances in commercial products.
“We are used to being lied to.” —Dr. Susan Shaw, DrPH
Interns Maggie Stack and James Chhor will discuss their 6-month research projects into microplastic uptake in mussels and surface level microplastic pollution in the waters of 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.