The Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation has supported the Environmental Monitoring on Lobster Traps (EMOLT) project for nearly a decade. The eMOLT project is a not for profit collaboration of industry, science, and academics devoted to monitoring of the physical environment of the Gulf of Maine and the Southern New England shelf. In a series of phases funded by the Northeast Consortium beginning in 2001, we developed low-cost strategies to measure  bottom temperature, salinity, and current velocity with the help of nearly 100 lobstermen dispersed along the entire New England coast. See www.emolt.org for details.