About the Lab

About the Lab

Located at Duke University, the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab (MGEL) applies geospatial technologies to issues in marine ecology, resource management and ocean conservation.  With locations at both the main Durham campus of Duke and at the Duke Marine Lab on Pivers Island in Beaufort, North Carolina, the lab is strategically placed to interact with students and faculty across a number of disciplines. Our applied science intersects several fields.


  • Marine Ecology
  • Ecoinformatics
  • Geospatial Analysis

Data to Decisions

By participating in many aspects of marine science, MGEL transforms raw data to information, and ultimately to decisions.

From Data to Decisions

While we draw from a wide range of inquiry, our work promotes practical resource management and ocean conservation goals.

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