University of New Hampshire
142 Morse Hall
39 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Based at Morse Hall on UNH’s Durham campus, the Northeast Consortium (NEC) supports research and monitoring partnerships among commercial fishermen, scientists, and other stakeholders in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. It administers funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through open competitions.
The Consortium is comprised of four research institutions – UNH, the University of Maine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – and is directed by Dr. Christopher Glass at UNH. It funds research in the general area of socioeconomics/education, gear technology, habitat/ecosystem/monitoring, fish biology, and stock assessment/enhancement. Recent projects have included investigations of:
The Consortium also funds two Marine Science Graduate Fellowships for students conducting research related to NEC’s mission.