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
All Summer Lecture Series events are free and open to the public, and begin at 6 pm, following a 5:30 reception. Please arrive early as seating is limited.
To celebrate World Oceans Day, the Shaw Insititute (previously Marine & Environmental Research Institute) opens this year's enviornmental lecture series with a world premier screening of this award-winning documenatary. The screening begins at 6 pm, following a 5:30 reception.
David Carpenter, MD, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment as the SUNY School of Public Health presents breaking news on the public health threats of radiation and chemical exposures from cell phones and PCB waste sites.
Frequent lecturer Dr David Gallo returns with more extraordinary stories about the deep ocean, and Dimitri Smirnoff debuts in Blue Hill to discuss how biomimicry can be used to solve the world's problems by asking, 'how would nature do it?'
Jay Lemery, MD discusses how climate change is directly affecting human health as a result of increasing allergens, toxic algal blooms, heat stress, air degradation and water and food insecurity. Dr Lemery is a consultant with the CDC Climate and Health Program and an associate professor at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine.
Award winning investigative reporter Sharon Lerner reports on her latest findings into the continuing crisis in US drinking water supplies and shares news from her recent investigation into environmental conditions in the Arctic.
Eminent ecologist Prof. Jeremy Jackson returns to discuss his recent travels around the US to better understand the mounting environmental problems facing the country. He will also discuss emerging and achievable solutions to some of these issues.