Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. As a leader in marine science undergraduate education, SML offers endless learning and research opportunities for students, interns, and members of the broader scientific community.
For over 50 years, Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine has been a proud leader in marine science education, research, and outreach, distinguished by our top-notch academic programing and innovative collaborations.
Mission, Strategic Plan and Impact
The mission of Shoals Marine Laboratory is to provide education and research programs in a supportive environment. Read more about our mission, strategic plan and goals for the future. SML's 2020 Impact Report highlights our ongoing education, research, and outreach efforts. Read the full report and learn about the experience we provide to our students, researchers, and community.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At SML, we believe the sustainability of our oceans depends on embracing a rich diversity of talent, perspectives, cultures, and experiences.
Meet Our Staff
Get contact info and brief job descriptions for the permanent staff members that make all SML programs and operations possible!
Although SML has a fascinating history since its establishment in 1966, Appledore Island possesses an even richer human and natural history that dates back centuries.
Live Island Stats
View a live feed of our island campus from the Radar Tower!
Appledore's power grid, including solar, wind, generator, and battery status, has a live usage dashboard.
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