The Center for Venture Research for Seafood Security is uniquely well suited to translate and apply the best available science and technology so that seafood security solutions can be based on solid scientific data, policy can be crafted with knowledge of environmental risks and benefits, and the public can be fully informed about issues relating to human and ocean health.
The National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) is a service center of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, a non-profit organization based in East Boothbay, Maine.
It’s a central bioresource center whose core activity is to receive, maintain, and distribute living cultures of marine and freshwater algae, protozoa, bacteria, and viruses. It provides technical expertise and educational resources for culture isolation and curation to scientists, educators, biomedical researchers and businesses worldwide. The US Congress has designated the NCMA as the official phytoplankton collection for the nation.