Planning for our Future

Picture of Dr. Heather LeslieWelcome to the Darling Marine Center! Our mission is to connect people to the ocean by generating and sharing knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems and the human communities that are part of them.

As the University of Maine’s marine laboratory, the DMC welcomes scientists and students from UMaine and around the world. We also work closely with many community and industry partners through our collaborative research, K-12, workforce development, and business incubation programs.

We are in the midst of planning for the future of the DMC. I encourage you to give the DMC Draft Strategic Plan a close read, and to offer your thoughts on the future of our programs and facilities.

And, to learn the latest DMC news, please join our mailing list and connect with us on Facebook.

I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit the DMC soon!


Heather Leslie, PhD