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Our Transforming the Blue Economy program is here and ready for you. 

We Connect the Ocean-Minded.

Our mission is to create value in the Blue Economy by discovering new opportunities for sustainable growth through connecting purpose-driven people and organizations.


The New England Ocean Cluster strategically engages with its clients through membership, tenancy in the Hús, consulting, sponsorship, and the creation of new entrepreneurial projects. 

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the Hús.



The Hús, Icelandic for House, is our collaborative workplace  on the second floor 68 Commercial Street. Previously the Portland Science Center and located directly above Scales Restaurant, the space has been intentionally designed to convene and support the ocean-minded constituency of the Blue Economy. There are 20 glass offices of various sizes available, 14 permanent workstations for students, entrepreneurs, and growing companies, an executive boardroom, 2 breakout rooms, 2 phone booths, and more. The Hús is home to many wonderful tenants as well as a gathering place for the New England Ocean Cluster’s network members and collaborators.

The Hús


Access the Hús, connect with other collaborative parties from across the NEOC network, join us for exclusive events, access University of Maine interns, and more. 

The Hús.

This collaborative, Blue Economy workspace will be home to the NEOC’s startup incubator rentable desks, offices, and meeting spaces. Members will be encouraged to utilize the facility as a co-working environment

Transforming the Blue Economy.


A purpose-driven collaboration with the World Ocean Observatory that endeavors to advance and modernize New England’s ocean-minded industries through education and community engagement.


With our diverse portfolio of events and programming, we offer our members and clients unique ways to grow their businesses by connecting with others in an intentional way. All NEOC events are specifically designed to bring direct value to those in attendance.

Our Work.

 Events. Community & Corporate.



The NEOC presents at and organizes many gatherings in Maine and across the North Atlantic region each year. Whether it’s through regularly recurring installments of Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy (EITBE), annual events like Walk the Working Waterfront and Arctic Circle Assembly, or Tenant-hosted gatherings at the Hús, we constantly strive to bring thoughtful and educated people together.



"Case in point are Breeding and Boutiette (Marin Skincare) who, after that early stage of moonlit lab work, took their ideas to the New England Ocean Cluster, on the Maine Wharf in downtown Portland. There, they found advice, guidance, a network through which they could access lawyers and marketing specialists — all the things that nurture a startup business."

"The 100% Fish project develops products from previously discarded parts of Atlantic cod. The no-waste model has spread to the U.S. and other parts of the world."

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"It must be profitable. It must be environmentally sustainable, it must be culturally inclusive of the workforce local to a resource," explains Arnold. "When we saw that playing out in culture in a private sector setting, we knew that it was something special."

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