The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has constructed a new campus in East B
The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has constructed a new campus in East Boothbay as part of the lab's five year plan to diversify its revenue stream. Most academic institutions survive in large part on federal research grants, but Bigelow hopes to expand its ties to industry to generate additional income. The architecture of the new buildings is designed to further the research that is conducted there, in part by encouraging human interactions which foster interdisciplinary work, as well as by providing clean conditions that will allow for microorganism and trace work, work that was not always feasible in the old facilities. Some of the research conducted at the lab will not have practical applications for decades, while other projects have more immediate potential for commercial application. With details of some of the lab's research projects.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences West Boothbay Harbor, Oceanographic research, Marine sciences
Valigra, Lori, "The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has constructed a new campus in East B" (2012). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5814.