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
Dr. Susan Shaw will participate in the 5th annual World Ocean Summit in Mexico, a global collaboration to further understand and address the many issues facing the world's oceans.
Marine Research Coordinator Madelyn Woods presents MERI's work into the effects of microplastics on fish and marine invertebrates at the 6th annual International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego.