National Association of Marine Laboratories

The National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML) is a network of place-based marine and Great Lakes laboratories.  NAML’s geographic network includes estuaries, the coastal zone, the Great Lakes and inland watersheds, the global ocean including polar regions, and the sea floor. NAML labs provide scientists, students, public and civic leaders with leading edge science, environmental and coastal intelligence, and professional training that contributes to the understanding, management, and stewardship of our ocean, coastal zones and Great Lakes.  The research, observational, and education activities we carry out contribute to the nation’s economic, environmental, and national security.