Down East aquaculture research institute gets $2 million grant
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Bangor Daily News] By Bill Trotter - October 29, 2014 -
BEALS, Maine — The nonprofit Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education has received a $2 million grant that will be used to expand the institute’s facility on Great Wass Island.
The grant, awarded by Blue Hill-based Next Generation Foundation, will be used to construct additional space for research, including more storage for live marine organisms and more square footage for processing samples collected at sea and along the shore and "the grant will allow DEI to expand research opportunities in eastern Maine for marine scientists and their students, to create new opportunities for marine business incubation, and to increase the scope of existing educational programs with K-12 schools,” institute officials indicated.
Dr. Brian Beal, institute director, said, "Few marine scientists venture this far east because they have no facilities from which to conduct their work.”
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