Gulf of Maine Area Program (GoMA)

The Gulf of Maine Area Census of Marine Life was one of seven initial field projects of the Census of Marine Life. The Gulf of Maine was selected as the ecosystem pilot study for the Census. The goal of this program was to gain enough knowledge to enable ecosystem-based management in a large marine environment. The program advanced knowledge of both biodiversity and ecological processes over a range of habitats and food-web levels, from plankton to whales.

Project Leaders
Sara Ellis, United States
Lewis Incze, United States
Peter Lawton, Canada
Gulf of Maine Project Website
Project Description