Maine Sea Grant This Week - 03.24.16

On Tuesday, March 22, Sarah Redmond presents “Seeing Seaweed: How Aquaculture Is Changing the Way We Look at Both Seaweed and Aquaculture" at 6:00 p.m. as part of the Belfast Garden Club’s Evening Lecture Series at the Belfast Free Library.

Tune in WERU-FM Community Radio on Friday at 10 a.m. for Coastal Conversations. In anticipation of the 2016 Penobscot Watershed Conference on April 9th in Northport, we will talk about the past, present, and future significance of this vast watershed.

Grant opportunity: graduate students who are researching topics in sustainable aquaculture under the supervision of a faculty advisor are encouraged to apply to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2016.

Grant opportunity: NOAA is soliciting competitive proposals for grants and cooperative agreements that work to address any of the four key actions identified in the Priority Action plan for Atlantic salmon as a Species in the Spotlight. The closing date for applications is May 17, 2016. 

Ocean technology in New England and Atlantic Canada will be the focus of a conference at the University of Maine April 27-28, organized by UMaine's Canadian-American Center and the Maine International Trade Center. The conference will bring together researchers, business leaders and policymakers in ocean technology and strategy to promote a network of collaboration. The goal is to facilitate the integration of research, product development and technology transfer opportunities in the growing ocean technology sectors in New England and Atlantic Canada. Maine Sea Grant is supporting the conference with Program Development funding.