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Marine Debris Challenge

You are invited! We are excited to host the first workshop of the Marine Debris Challenge project on May 30, 2024. Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant Program and coordinated by Maine Sea Grant, the project focuses on reducing marine debris by replacing plastic with sustainable materials from our […]

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Maine Sea Grant Announces New Biennial Research Projects

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce five new research projects recommended for funding through our competitive biennial research program (pending final approval by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Led by scientists from research and education institutions in Maine, the two-year projects will support scientific research focused on offshore wind interactions, the role of […]

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Culinary Exchange between Maine and France Will Support Maine Scallops

A group of chefs, seafood professionals, writers, economic development specialists and educators will travel to France in April of 2024, to focus on culinary uses of scallops, in support of the scallop aquaculture and commercial fishing sectors in Maine.  The week of travel will be followed by educational programming in Maine for chefs and other […]

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Three Maine Sea Grant Fellows Receive Knauss Placements

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students […]

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Ajani Bakari and Logan Kline.

Congratulations to our 2023 Maine Sea Grant Knauss Fellows

Maine Sea Grant is excited to congratulate two Fellows who recently completed the prestigious 2023 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program. Ajani Bakari and Logan Kline, both graduates of Maine-based institutions, have spent the past year in D.C. experiencing a unique educational and professional opportunity. […]

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Collage of 11 recipients of Maine Sea Grant's 2023 undergraduate scholarships.

Maine Sea Grant announces 2023 undergraduate scholarship recipients

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce that 11 students will receive a 2023 Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences to support tuition or other academic or research-related expenses. Scholarship recipients will join a statewide network of undergraduate scholars doing exemplary academic work on marine and coastal issues. Award recipients will also be […]

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UNE graduate student received Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistantship

Cara Blaine has been working as a 2022-2023 Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistant, which supports exceptional prospective and current graduate students engaged in coastal and marine research. “I came to Maine from Rhode Island not knowing anyone, and I’ve met so many cool people who are interested in the same thing that I’m interested […]

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Maine Sea Grant hosts 2023 National Seaweed Symposium

Seaweed farmers, regulators, educators, researchers, students, and culinary professionals from around the country convened in Portland, Maine this April for the 2023 National Seaweed Symposium. Organized by the Sea Grant National Seaweed Hub and hosted by Maine Sea Grant, the symposium provided a platform to discuss the status and future of seaweed aquaculture and harvest […]

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UMaine receives $3.5M from NOAA Sea Grant to address marine debris

Maine Sea Grant College Program, University of Maine researchers and partners throughout the state will receive funding for three projects that address the prevention and removal of marine debris in the Gulf of Maine. Using Sea Grant’s partnered approach to bring science together with communities for solutions that work, the projects will support transformational research […]

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Maine Sea Grant welcomes Coastal Community Resilience Extension Associate

Maine Sea Grant is excited to announce Jessica Brunacini has joined the Marine Extension Team as the new Coastal Community Resilience Extension Associate. In this position, Brunacini will be supporting Maine’s coastal communities as they plan for and respond to the impacts of climate change. “I’m really excited that I get to continue building on […]

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