Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Oceanography Branch

Gulf of Maine
Drifter Project Updates


Note: The table below provides an inventory of drifter studies conducted by different institutions in the Gulf of Maine region prior to 2011 when it got too much to properly maintain.

Research
Funding
Institutions
Region
Date
(w/link to webpage results)
PI
#deployments
Lobster Larvae
Northeast Consortium Lobstermen/eMOLT
Gulf of Maine
Summer 2004
Manning
16+

Northeast Consortium
Univ. of S. Maine
Mid-Coast Maine
Jul/Aug 2005
Incze
14

University of New Hampshire
UNH
NH coast
Summer 2008
Goldstein/Watson
10+




Summer 2009
Goldstein/Watson
12

Southern New England Cooperative Research Institute
MASS-DMF and RI-DEM
Buzzards Bay
Summer 2009
Glenn/Angel
33
HABs
MERHAB
multi-institution
Mid-coast Maine
May 2003
May 2004
McGillicuddy
7
20

NOAA Rapid Response

S New England
Mass Bay
Gulf of Maine/BoF
Spring 2005
May 2006
June 2006
Keafer/Mickelson
Keafer
McGillicuddy
5
6
18

Center for Oceans and Human Health
Gulf of Maine/BoF
May 2005
Mcgillicuddy
18

GOMTOX


Summer 2007
Summer 2008
Summer 2010
Mcgillicuddy
36
23
Right Whales
NOAA Marine Mammal
NOAA/NEFSC
GS Channel



Jordan Basin
Apr/May 2005
Apr/May2006
May 2007
May 2008
Feb 2008
Wenzel/Baumgartner
Wenzel/Merrick


Cole/Hare
6
5
6
2
6
Power Plant outfall
SMAST
SMAST
Narragansett Bay
Aug 2005
Chen/Churchill
5
BCC
BCC
Narragansett Bay
Nov 2009
Rak
1
Invasive Crabs
Sea Grant
MIT/McGill
Mass Bay
Summer 2006
Delaney
2
Mussel Spat
unknown
UNE
Downeast Maine
Summer 2010
Tilburg
23
Hypoxia
Bowdoin
Bowdoin
Casco Bay
Fall 2006
Fall 2007
Fall 2008
Fall 2009
Laine/Field
12+
12+
12+
12+
Instrument Development
Southern Maine Community College
SMCC
Casco Bay
Fall 2006
Fall 2007
Fall 2008
Fall 2009
Tarbox/Long/Gregory
3
2
3
4
Educational Experiments Endicott College EC Mass Bay Fall 2008 Butler/Sauvageau 1
University of New England UNE off Saco Maine Fall 2008 Tilburg 5
University of Maine Machias UMM Downeast Maine Fall 2009 Johnson 1
Monteray Pennisula CC/MBARI MPC Monteray Bay Fall 2009 Hochstaedter 4
Cape Fear Community College CFCC Onslow Bay and Gulf Stream Fall 2009 Shaw/Jenkins 2
Transient Tidal Eddies UMASS Darthmouth UMASSD Off Cape Cod Jan 2009 Brown/King 1
Salmon Smolts NOAA NOAA/Orono Penobscot Bay Spring 2009
Spring 2010
Kocik 4+
Atlantic Salmon Federation ASK Mirarachi Bay Canada Spring 2010 Whoriskey 6
River Plume Dynamics NSF UMASSD Mouth of Merrimack Fall 2009
Spring 2010
McDonald 27
95
CO2 NASA UNH Casco Bay June 2010 Salisbury 2+
Oil Spill NOAA NEFSC Gulf of Mexico Summer 2010 Manning 24+


To interactively map and access archive of drifter tracks click here.
For further information contact: James.Manning@noaa.gov

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