Bigelow Laboratory

Ida Kinner / Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

A Maine-based scientist is leading an international expedition of some 40 researchers to the top of the world, where they will explore the poorly understood dynamics of Arctic weather in an era of rapid warming. The scientists want to test whether processes now underway might serve to slow global warming, at least a bit.

Bigelow Lab Expansion Underway

May 15, 2016

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) _ Construction is underway on a 32-bed dorm for students and scientists visiting the East Boothbay campus of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Bigelow Lab Gets Over $6 Million in Gifts

Jan 14, 2016

Two gifts of just over three million dollars each will allow Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to break ground on a new residence hall for students and visiting scientists.

The project will help the lab further the educational part of its mission.

Besides conducting its own research, Bigelow Lab offers an expanding array of workshops and courses.

There’s an ocean science research course in May for high school juniors from Maine.

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be among 160 sites around the globe that will sample ocean water on the summer solstice to identify naturally occuring microbes.  

Bigelow scientists plan to take the samples during high tide tomorrow morning.  Bigelow research scientist Nicole Poulton says this will provide a global snapshot in time of what the microorganisms are and what they are doing.