Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is an independent, nonprofit research institute located in East Boothbay, Maine. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, Bigelow Laboratory scientists use innovative approaches to study the foundation of global ocean health and unlock its potential to improve the future for all life on our planet.

Creative, cutting-edge science is our hallmark. We’ve reimagined ocean research – fusing the best of scientific inquiry and entrepreneurial ingenuity. This bold and nimble approach has transformed our independent nonprofit from a scrappy startup to a world-renowned hub of ocean discovery during the last 50 years.

With the help of our generous supporters, we’re empowering diverse researchers to collaboratively explore – and exceed – the traditional boundaries of their fields. Together, we are turning the tide on global challenges, and unlocking the incredible opportunity hidden in each drop of the ocean.