The Shaw Institute is a 501(C)3 nonprofit scientific research organization based in Maine and New York City. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Susan Shaw (as the Marine & Environmental Research Institute), its mission is to discover and expose environmental health threats through innovative science and engage in strategic partnerships to improve human and ecological health. Over three decades, the Institute’s pioneering research on ocean pollution, sentinel species, flame retardants, plastics, and climate change has fueled public policy nationally and internationally.
On October 22 to 25, Dr. Susan Shaw attended Muhlenberg College’s Center for Ethics, where she delivered a series of lectures on topics related to key health threats we face in the Anthropocene era, including the hazards of photochemicals, chemical exposure, plastic pollution, the legacy of the BP oil spill, and cancer in the fire service. Learn more here.
View Dr. Shaw’s talk Science, Lies and Politics posted at TEDxMidAtlantic SUPERPOWERS
Penobscot Bay Sail and Power Squadron district banquet
Keynote lecture on coastal pollution by Madelyn Woods:
2019 Environmental Species Bank Conference
Dr. Susan Shaw will present on the Three Oceans Study: Persistent Organic Pollutants and Climate Change: Assessing Global Risks to Marine Mammals Across Three Oceans
Dioxin 2019 International Symposium
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Susan Shaw
II International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea
Keynote lecture by Dr. Susan Shaw
Plastic Health Symposium
The Shaw Institute will present microplastic research findings at the inaugural symposium in partnership with the Plastic Health Coalition