Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses science-based marine conservation efforts to help protect and restore the ocean's invaluable, yet threatened resources. Using cost-effective and innovative deepwater robotic technology and data analysis expertise, MARE assesses changes in marine life and habitat over time to inform ocean management and support wild sustainable fisheries for future generations.
California implemented the State’s first network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within the nearshore waters of the northern Channel Islands in 2003. Together with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, MARE developed a long-term ROV program to monitor the changes these MPAs show over time. Learn more about MARE’s preliminary results and workshop on current underwater research.
Fishing Gear Innovations
MARE worked with scientists at Moss Landing Marine Laborites and Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) team to demonstrate the feasibility of improved trawl net designs along the California coast. Trawl gear modifications have the potential to reduce bycatch, fuel use and seafloor contact - all with increased catching efficiency. Find out more...
This year the state of California reached a huge milestone: for the first time, we have a clear picture of the condition of marine life and habitats along California’s entire 1,100 mile coastline. MARE has been a leader and major contributor to this effort since its founding in 2003. Find out more at MARE 2016 Impact Report...
Learn about MARE's new expedition observing deepwater corals and sponges in the Channel Islands. When it comes to effects of climate change on ocean life, we’re in uncharted territory. Scientists are hustling to take a deeper look and steer policy on the best course.
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