Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs

Project Description
The Gulf of Maine Monitoring Programs project was initiated in 2003 by the Gulf
Of Maine Council on the Marine Environment (GOMC, in response to a significant interest and
increase in Gulf of Maine data and information. The Environmental Monitoring
Program Locator (, a database of monitoring
programs in the Gulf of Maine region, allows users to identify metadata, data,
and related information for both the larger, publicly funded programs and the
smaller, local monitoring efforts that can add significant information about a
specific location and resource. This program cuts across all geo-political
boundaries so that information about the entire system can be discovered and

It is the purpose of this program to provide easy access to data and
information that can be used for local and regional ecosystem analysis, global
change analysis and Indicator Species analysis within the Gulf of Maine system.