2016 Summit Exhibits

The sixth biennial event focused on Ocean Literacy Principle #3, investigating the influence of the ocean on weather and climate. It featured new discoveries and investigations in our own region, and provided scientists and educators opportunities to connect and explore the goal of advancing ocean literacy across New England.

Our 2016 exhibitors were:

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) was established to support white shark research and education programs to ensure that this important species thrives. Our mission is to support scientific research, improve public safety, and educate the community, to inspire conservation of Atlantic white sharks.

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Our mission is to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education, and enterprise. What we are learning will be essential to the conservation and responsible use of the ocean and the many valuable services it provides.

Educational Passages
Educational Passages’ mission is to provide exciting hands-on multi-disciplinary learning experiences for students of all ages.

Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation
Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation collaborates with lobstermen, scientists and members of the community to; support a healthy lobster fishery within the Gulf of Maine, conduct vessel-based field work, protect and sustain the resource, encourage good stewardship of the marine environment, provide outreach, education and economic opportunities.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
GMRI is a neutral, nonprofit organization that catalyzes solutions to the complex challenges of ocean stewardship and economic growth in the Gulf of Maine bioregion. Based in Portland, Maine, GMRI utilizes a dynamic fusion of science, education, and community to affect change from multiple directions while remaining committed to its core principles of objectivity and collaboration.

Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays)
MassBays is an EPA National Estuary Program dedicated to protecting, restoring, and enhancing the estuarine resources of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. We envision a network of healthy and resilient estuaries, sustainable ecosystems that support the life and communities dependent upon them. We facilitate partnerships to prompt local, state, and federal action and stewardship, convening stakeholders on the local and regional level, providing scientific basis for management decisions, and working with decision makers to identify problems and solutions

MDI Biological Laboratory

Anecdata is an online citizen science portal for anyone who wants to collect or share environmental data. The MDI Biological Laboratory is a rapidly growing, independent nonprofit biomedical research institution. Its mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.

National Audubon Society/Project Puffin
Our mission is advancing the science of seabird conservation while encouraging protection and appreciation of seabird habitats worldwide.

The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) spans coastal waters from the Canadian Maritime Provinces to the New York Bight. NERACOOS provides weather and ocean data to fishers and commercial shippers determining if conditions are safe for passage and to emergency managers issuing storm warnings. NERACOOS is also advancing efforts to improve water quality monitoring, harmful algal bloom predictions and warnings, and coastal flooding and erosion forecasting systems. Our mission is to produce, integrate and communicate high quality information that helps ensure safety, economic and environmental resilience, and sustainable use of the coastal ocean.

New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans.

Ransom Consulting, Inc.
We are a team of professionals founded to service our clients and provide solutions to achieve their goals. Integrity is fundamental to everything we do. From it comes our commitment to responsiveness, quality work, and economic value. These tenets are the basis for long-term and collaborative relationships with our clients, and guide our decisions as we build a green profitable operation which reinvests in a sustainable future. By establishing a positive and empowering work atmosphere, we promote individual and team development. We encourage contribution to our industry and our community through professional and civic organizations. We believe these are essential elements for responsible and long-term growth.

Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association
GOMMEA is the Gulf of Maine chapter of the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA). Its mission is to connect people to the Gulf of Maine through education and experiences. Our membership includes teachers, students, professors, informal educators and researchers from many backgrounds. From marine biology to historical ecology, we seek to integrate and understand the many facets of our human connection to our ocean planet.

UMass Dartmouth-School for Marine Science and Technology
UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) is a nationally and internationally recognized research institution located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the nation’s top fishing port. SMAST’s cutting-edge research projects emphasize interdisciplinary basic-to-applied marine sciences and the development of innovative technologies.

URI Inner Space Center
The Inner Space Center (ISC) is an international leader in ocean science research, exploration, and education. Located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, the ISC captures, displays, and disseminates high bandwidth streams of undersea video and data in real time, expanding the capacity for ocean scientists to engage in mission operations. It uses cutting-edge technology, including telepresence, to explore the global ocean, support research, and engage diverse audiences. The Inner Space Center brings the excitement of ocean discoveries to onshore audiences worldwide and inspires the next generation of ocean explorers.

World Ocean Observatory
World Ocean Observatory is the leading organization advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean through an accessible worldwide network of communication. Through education, partnership, information exchange, public connection, and relentless communications, W2O is committed to building an expansive global community of Citizens of the Ocean to promote and conserve marine resources for the future of all mankind.


Exhibit tables were on Friday only.

Select exhibitor as attendee type when registering

Exhibitor’s Fees for an 8′ skirted table:

  • Full NEOSEC Members – $125
  • Associate NEOSEC Members – $150
  • Non-Profit or Government Agencies – $150
  • For-Profit Institution – $200

Exhibitor Fees include the following benefits:  

  • Full eight foot long skirted table
  • Registration for one to the conference on Friday, November 4th, 2016
  • Access to 200 professionals who work in science, ocean science education, advocacy, non-profit, and government organizations around New England
  • Listing in our take-home materials
  • Additional staff can be added for the day on Friday for $60 each

NEOSEC is a collaboration of more than 50 institutions from across New England, including aquariums, museums, universities, government entities, and science and research centers, working collectively to advance ocean literacy. The Ocean Literacy Summit is a signature event of the Collaborative.