National Seaweed Symposium - registration open!

Maine Sea Grant is hosting the 2023 National Seaweed Symposium, taking place from April 24-27 in Portland, Maine

How is climate change affecting nature’s cycle?

Maine Sea Grant’s Beth Bisson spoke with Maine Calling about the Signs of the Seasons program and the opportunity for people to observe the impacts of climate change on nature's cycles

American lobster research funding opportunity now open

Sea Grant’s American Lobster Research Program will invest $2 million in projects that address priority research needs to enhance our understanding of and address impacts to this significant, complex and dynamic fishery

“Signs of the Seasons” phenology trainings offered

Maine Sea Grant and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer free in-person trainings to become community scientists by observing the signs of spring

Marine Extension Team members recognized at 2023 Maine Fishermen’s Forum

The Maine Fishermen’s Forum recognized the Marine Extension Team with Distinguished Service awards for their contributions over many years, particularly during the pandemic, when the event went virtual

Building Your Virtual Facilitation Skills - register for spring sessions

Extension educators are offering the original training series for participants to strengthen their facilitation skills and a Train-the-Trainer series for experienced facilitators

Research group offers online “Estuary Builder” training

UMaine’s Watershed Process and Estuary Sustainability Research Group is offering training in the use of the “Estuary Builder” GIS tool for delineating, analyzing, and categorizing coastal Maine embayments and their contributing watersheds

Research study investigated the impact of rockweed harvest

Maine Sea Grant-supported researcher Amanda Klemmer documented how rockweed beds recover from harvesting

Coastal Conversations Radio Program

This month's show features four people who are involved in really cool work connected to our local seas, either as teachers, students, or guides

How can coastal communities become more resilient?

Kristen Grant speaks with Maine Calling about connecting across sectors and empowering local voices to help coastal communities prepare for climate change

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Maine Sea Grant is a federal-state partnership program based at the University of Maine and one of 34 NOAA Sea Grant programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. We receive funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is matched by the state of Maine and other non-federal sources. Since 1971, we have promoted science and education for the sustainable development, management, and stewardship of Maine’s marine and coastal resources. We continue this mission today by supporting marine and coastal research, education, and outreach via a marine extension team with individuals located in coastal communities from Wells to Eastport.

Maine Sea Grant’s work across Maine, from the Piscataqua River to Passamaquoddy Bay, is carried out on the lands and waters of the Wabanaki people. We thank the Wabanaki, people of the Dawn Land, for their stewardship and continued strength and resilience in protecting it. We support all efforts for healing and protecting the land and water we share.