The Shoals Marine Laboratory is a summer field station for marine science research and education. Jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire, Shoals provides hands-on learning opportunities and laboratory facilities on Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals in the Gulf of Maine.

  • Shoals Marine Lab offers summer courses for undergraduates and high school students. Visit our courses page!
  • Already know which course you'd like to take in summer 2016? Follow this link to our admissions page!
  • SML also supports paid internships in biological sciences, outreach/education, and engineering.
The mission of the Shoals Marine Laboratory is to provide education and research programs that advance the 1) understanding of marine and coastal ecosystems and 2) development of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.

Follow this link for summer program information for students: