Strategic Goals

We will make meaningful progress toward achieving our vision for the future of the Darling Marine Center by focusing on three strategic goals:

GOAL 1: RESEARCH. The Darling Marine Center will provide facilities that support cutting-edge research of UMaine faculty and students, and attract researchers and students from near and far who seek access to coastal and ocean ecosystems for research and education.

GOAL 2: EDUCATION. The Darling Marine Center will contribute to training the next generation of marine researchers and industry professionals and enhancing the skills and opportunities of the current generation.

GOAL 3: ENGAGEMENT. The Darling Marine Center will connect people to the ocean in collaboration with research, government, and community partners in order to help sustain coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies in Maine and beyond.