SML Update on COVID-19

July 6, 2020

Dear Shoals Marine Laboratory Community,

Over the last few weeks, we have been carefully monitoring the possible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our summer operations. In a typical SML summer, we welcome students and faculty from across the country and around the world to Appledore Island. Determining how to best interact with our close-knit residential island community is a challenging endeavor in the face of this evolving public health crisis. We have been working very closely with UNH and Cornell leadership to determine the best path forward knowing that public health and safety are of paramount importance. Based on many considerations including our island home, the timing of our academic and public programs, and the current policies of UNH and Cornell, we have decided to offer remote learning opportunities this summer via our new Shoals Live Stream programing that will include live and recorded video broadcasts from Appledore Island. We will offer an array of interactive courses, outreach activities, and support research. Please visit our program pages (listed below) for more information regarding the details of what we are creating for you in 2020.

We look forward to bringing Appledore Island to you this summer.

Be well,

Your SML Team

SML Program pages:
Public Programs

For additional information about how our home institutions are addressing the COVID-19 crisis, please visit:

Cornell COVID-19 Resources and Updates
UNH COVID-19 Resources and Updates
CDC COVID-19 Resources and Updates