Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences investigates the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education, and enterprise. What we are learning will be essential to the conservation and responsible use of the ocean and the many valuable services it provides. Research at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is organized around three core themes of Blue Biotechnology, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate Change, and Ocean Health. The Laboratory's 60,000 square-foot, shore-based campus is located in East Boothbay, Maine, on the Damariscotta River estuary.

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(4/4)|90 Score


(3/4)|85.87 Score

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(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

60 Bigelow Drive
East Boothbay, ME 04544