The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium is the centerpiece initiative of the Aquarium’s mission: a groundbreaking initiative designed to expand the Aquarium’s cutting-edge applied marine research and ocean conservation solutions.

Our plans for the Anderson Cabot Center are as ambitious as they are necessary. While our oceans support and sustain all life on earth, they are increasingly threatened by climate change, overfishing, habitat loss, and pollution. Through the Anderson Cabot Center, Aquarium scientists will offer practical solutions to protect vital marine environments from these growing threats. We believe that applying the best science leads to better resource management and ultimately to more effective ocean conservation. Our approach will include:

  • Applied Research: Innovative applied research enables us to identify critical ocean conservation problems, fill critical data gaps, develop innovative solutions, and track progress toward solutions.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Strategic partnerships and trusted relationships with the scientific community, government agencies, and the fishing industry will enable us to drive adoption of science-based policies.
  • Public Education and Advocacy: Our longstanding capacity to educate the public, inspire a commitment to ocean conservation, and develop agents of change will amplify and extend the impact of our research. Together with our strategic partners, donors, and members, the Anderson Cabot Center will harness the New England Aquarium’s nearly 50 years of research and conservation leadership to identify and then help realize new solutions to sustain our living ocean legacy.

Please join with us in this innovative and exciting initiative.