Contact: Media contact: Joe Carr, Dept. of Public Affairs, 207-581-3571
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine research in marine sciences, climate change and composite materials will be on the agenda when Congressman Tom Allen (D-Portland) of Maine’s First District tours laboratories and talks with scientists at the university on December 11. News media representatives are welcome to cover the activities that will begin at the School of Marine Sciences at 2 p.m.
Allen will meet with researchers in the Climate Change Institute at 3 p.m. and the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at 4 p.m.
Allen serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and is co-chair of the bipartisan House Oceans Caucus. He has successfully worked to bring federal research and development funds to Maine for projects such as the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System, GoMOOS.