Since 1999, volunteers have been collecting profile monitoring data on their beaches once a month, 12 months per year. This data is submitted to an online database where it is first checked for accuracy, and then made available for use by researchers. Beach profile data is also available for viewing by the public. Click on the link below for guidelines and instructions on viewing the beach profile data.
Why profile beaches?
These resources are available for program volunteers as well as for public use and information regarding the program. Any group or individual interested in developing a profiling program at their local beach should first investigate access to and ownership of the beach as many locations are privately owned.
Volunteers Mapping the State of Maine's Beaches since 1999