Maine Sea Grant This Week - 03.10.16

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 18:22

Join us our year-long observance of the 50th anniversary of the National Sea Grant College Program!

O’Chang Studios has released Part II of the animated series, A Climate Calamity in the Gulf of Maine: Acid in the Gulf. The cartoon, which describes how ocean acidification affects coastal waters and marine resources, premiered as part of a scientific panel on ocean acidification at the 41st annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum. Maine Sea Grant, Dalhousie University, MEOPAR, NERACOOS, NECAN, NOAA's North Atlantic Regional Team, and University of Maine Cooperative Extension supported production of the video. Learn more about the series.

NOAA has highlighted our work with Maine's lobstering communities in the U.S. Government's Climate Resilience Toolkit. The project, led by Esperanza Stancioff of Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension and funded by NOAA's Climate Program Office, gathered lobstermen's understanding of biology, markets, environment, and expenses, and translated these insights into a systems dynamics model to evaluate ways to improve industry-wide management options, especially during ocean heat wave events. For more information, visit the Maine Sea Grant website and write to the toolkit team if you would like more background about climate resilience efforts on a national level. They are interested in other local examples of adaptation and management.

Registration is now open for TORCH (Training for Observation and Research of Coastal Habitats) workshop sponsored by The University of Maine Darling Marine Center, Maine Coastal Observing Alliance, and Damariscotta River Association. This coastal and estuarine monitoring workshop will be held on Sunday, April 10 at the Darling Marine Center.