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Building on Promise

Building on Promise: Continued investigation in using a 4-seam bottom trawl to improve escapement of small haddock and cod. This collaborative research project is a product of an idea from the late Stanley Coffin, a fisherman from Edgecomb, and Kelo Pinkham, a fisherman from Boothbay. The goal of the project is to modify a trawl […]

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Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Monitoring Program

Signs of the Seasons is a citizen science environmental monitoring program which began in 2010. Participants help scientists document the local effects of global climate change by observing and recording the phenology (seasonal changes) of common plants and animals living in their own backyards and communities. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea […]

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Coastal Community Adaptation Strategies in a Changing Climate

Building on several projects related to municipal management of extreme rainfall events (funded by National Sea Grant and NSF EPSCoR Sustainability Solutions Initiative), we are working with the City of Ellsworth to address increasing extreme rainfall conditions and prevent flooding and erosion. We have developed user-friendly models that use GIS and Google Earth to show […]

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Understanding Potential Effects of Ocean Acidification

Marine Extension Team members are positioned to assist Maine’s fisheries and aquaculture stakeholders as they begin exploring issues related to ocean acidification and other climate-related changes in Maine’s coastal waters, including participation in the Northeast Coastal Acidification Network. The Northeast Coastal Acidification Network (NECAN) is a network of scientists, federal and state agency representatives, resource […]

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Cost-Efficient Adaptation Planning in the North Atlantic

Esperanza Stancioff is part of a team of NOAA and Sea Grant representatives targeting local municipal officials in the North Atlantic region to provide them with real-world examples from other towns and counties’ efforts to increase resilience to hazards, including sea-level rise, inundation, flooding, and storm surge. Four towns in each state from Maine to […]

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New England Sustainability Consortium

Marine Extension Associate Keri Kaczor participates in the New England Sustainability Consortium’s Safe Beaches and Shellfish Project (NEST), working with a team of researchers across Maine and New Hampshire colleges and universities. As coordinator of the Maine Healthy Beaches Program, Kaczor has been a leader in engaging beach managers and volunteers in efforts to identify […]

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The Kennebec Celebration

Formerly known as the Spring Running, the Kennebec Celebration is heading into its seventh year as an annual festival geared towards “Celebrating the Spring Running and Life In, On and Along the Kennebec River.” The event is free, family-friendly and typically takes place on the second Saturday in June on the grounds of Old Fort Western […]

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