At Shaw Institute, our scientists are always active with ongoing studies. With new investigations and strong partners, we’re excited to share a summary of our current research projects.
The Shaw Institute has sampled and reported on water quality in the Gulf of Maine and Blue Hill Bay for 20 years. We collect information on harmful bacterial or algal presence to inform the public and the state, ensuring the waters are safe for all, while also studying their relationship to climate change.
Plastics & Microplastics
What impacts the planet, also affects human health. The Shaw Institute researches microplastic pollution in the environment and within the human body in collaboration with groups such as NYU Langone Health, Colby College, and Harvard Medical School. This work seeks to better understand implications for public health and safety.