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 works with students and faculty across disciplines, from fieldwork to policy.


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A new study out, co-authored by Brian Wong, identifies the largest know case of illegal fishing

This study was co-authored by Brian Wong, a MGEL Research Associate alum The authors of this study have revealed the largest known case of illegal fishing by a single fleet. Over 900 Chinese vessels were caught operating illegally in North Korean waters, and over 200,000 tons of fish were caught in illegal actions. A Global…

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Summer Intern Spotlight

This summer the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab is lucky enough to have three bright interns to help conduct research on the high seas! Brandon Gertz, Claire Mullaney, and Lisa Snodgrass are all rising second year Coastal Environmental Management (CEM) graduate students at Duke University focusing on emerging and pressing challenges that affect our ocean. This…

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