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Maine Sea Grant Director named to UMaine President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

July 17 –  University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy has appointed a 30-member Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to advise campus leadership and report on institutional efforts and actions to ensure inclusive excellence. “The University of Maine is committed to the core values of inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-racism,” said President Ferrini-Mundy in her […]

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NOAA and National Sea Grant announce Knauss 2021 fellows

July 21, 2020 – NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 class of the Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. The one-year fellowship places early career professionals in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. The 74 finalists in the 2021 class represent 27 of the 34 […]

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New Maine Sea Grant Extension Associate to Focus on Coastal Community Resilience

June 1, 2020 – Maine Sea Grant is pleased to welcome Parker Gassett to our team as a Marine Extension Associate focusing on coastal community resilience in the face of climate change. Rising sea levels, more frequent storm events and severe flooding, increased erosion, changes in ocean and coastal water chemistry, and warming waters will not […]

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Maine Sea Grant Welcomes Maine Aquaculture Hub Coordinator

May 5, 2020 – Maine Sea Grant is pleased to announce Heather Sadusky has joined our Marine Extension Team as the Maine Aquaculture Hub Coordinator. The Hub is a collaboration formed with leadership from Maine Sea Grant to help the aquaculture industry in the state overcome barriers to growth and to support industry innovation. Sadusky […]

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Maine Sea Grant Welcomes Northeast Regional Lobster Extension Coordinator

Maine Sea Grant is pleased to welcome Amalia Harrington as the newest addition to our Marine Extension Team. Harrington will serve as the Northeast Regional Lobster Extension Coordinator and support and coordinate extension efforts as part of the Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative. This initiative funds research aimed at understanding physical and chemical changes affecting […]

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National Sea Grant Program opens new round of lobster research funding

January 13, 2020 – The National Sea Grant Office has opened a new round of funding for its American Lobster Research Program to support research to address the critical gaps in knowledge about how the American Lobster and its fishery are being impacted by environmental change. The deadline to apply is March 19, 2020. Research […]

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NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative awards $1.6M to advance sustainable aquaculture in Maine 

NOAA National Sea Grant Program awarded $16 million for 42 projects nationwide that comprise the 2019 Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative. Maine Sea Grant, researchers at the University of Maine, other institutions, and partner organizations received $1.6 million to lead four of the projects in collaboration with aquaculture industry, management and community partners. Maine Sea Grant also […]

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UMaine News: Researchers use DNA in seawater to monitor scallop reproduction

Read about Skylar Bayer’s Maine Sea Grant-funded research on UMaine news: Researchers use DNA in seawater to monitor scallop reproduction The funded projects mentioned in the article are: DV-16-06 Developing a genetic toolkit to detect spawning events of giant sea scallops DV-17-12 Field testing a new genetic marker on spawning scallop populations

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