New England Sustainability Consortium Catherine Schmitt Tue, 12/08/2015 - 13:54

Marine Extension Associate Keri Kaczor participates in the New England Sustainability Consortium's Safe Beaches and Shellfish Project (NEST), working with a team of researchers across Maine and New Hampshire colleges and universities.

2013 Maine Beaches Conference Kristen Grant Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:48

Maine Beaches Conference logo

17 July 2015 | Southern Maine Community College | South Portland

Beach Pages Jake Aman Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:50

Each of the beaches that are monitored by our volunteers has unique geological and historical characteristics.  Information about these beaches is spread across scientific publications, historical collections, and local knowledge. To learn more about a beach visit its page:

Gooch's Beach, Kennebunk

Higgins Beach, Scarborough


Higgins Beach Jake Aman Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:35

Higgins Beach in the 1930's.  (Photo Credit:

Gooch's Beach Jake Aman Tue, 03/11/2014 - 15:42

Goochs Beach Geology

Final Program - 2013 Maine Beaches Conference Catherine Schmitt Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:31

Date | July 12, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location | Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
Registration information is now available.

The Beaches Conference Kristen Grant Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:06

The Beaches Conference logo

14 July 2017

Beach Profile Data Viewing Instructions and Fine Print Jake Aman Tue, 04/17/2012 - 20:55

Instructions for Viewing Beach Profile Data

Using a simple feature, you can make a graph of beach profile data you select. But before graphing your data, here's an overview of how to read and understand the graph. This is an example of what a graph looks like:

The State of Maine's Beaches Report Jake Aman Tue, 04/17/2012 - 20:44

Scientists use Volunteer Data to Track Trends in Sand Movement at Maine Beaches

cover of State of Maine's Beaches 2007 report

Beach Profiling Data Uses Jake Aman Mon, 04/16/2012 - 12:08

Beach Profile Data Informs Beach Management

Beach profiling data is used to inform beach management decisions and to monitor the success of management programs. Here are some examples of how beach profile data has been used: