The Maine Edge interviewed University of Maine economics professor Todd Gabe and cited his 2012 study on the economic effects of Bangor’s Waterfront Concerts series.
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The Ecologist interviewed Bob Bayer, executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, and Robert Steneck, professor in the School of Marine Sciences at UMaine’s Darling Center, for the article “Fishing the Gulf of Maine: Tradition at a Crossroads.” Bayer spoke about lobster bait while Steneck spoke about the complex Gulf of Maine ecosystem.
Recharge News reported the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center is interested in a direct-drive permanent magnet prototype wind turbine created by Goldwind, a Chinese vendor. Elizabeth Viselli, communications director at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, told Recharge the technology is promising and the center is interested in Goldwind’s tests.
The Bangor Daily News spoke with Ian Bricknell, University of Maine marine biology professor, and graduate student Chris Roy about research being conducted on molded concrete boat moorings and their effect on the marine habitat.
WLBZ (Channel 2) recently spoke to Robert Steneck, professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine’s Darling Center, and Andrew Pershing, professor in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute at UMaine, about the warming temperatures in the Gulf of Maine and how they are effecting fishermen and scientists. Steneck talked about the effects on the lobster industry and Pershing focused on the warming temperatures and what that means for certain species.
Libraries and information is the theme of the latest issue of “Maine Policy Review,” a joint publication of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, now available at DigitalCommons@UMaine. Among the articles is “Are Libraries Necessary? Are Libraries Obsolete,” by Linda Silka and Joyce Rumery. Rumery also wrote about institutional repositories, and served as a guest editor for the special issue. Ann Acheson is the “Maine Policy Review” editor.
Field Notes recently interviewed University of Maine professor of glaciology Gordon Hamilton about his research. Hamilton plans to use his knowledge of glaciers and their flow patterns to aid the U.S. government in uncovering World War II plane wreckage in Greenland.
EarthTechling and 93.7 the Wave recently reported on last week’s unveiling of a floating platform of VolturnUS, a first-of-its-kind offshore wind turbine, at the University of Maine. The turbine will be deployed off Maine’s coast at the end of the month and is expected to be the first grid-connected floating wind turbine in North America and the first concrete-composite floating turbine in the world.
Arbiter Online, Boise State University’s independent student media, reported University of Maine Associate Professor Laura Lindenfeld was invited to speak about sustainability with an interdisciplinary research group at Boise State. On May 3, Lindenfeld spoke about bridging the gap between university studies in sustainability and the community.
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network and Recharge News reported on the University of Maine’s unveiling Wednesday of a floating platform of VolturnUS, a first-of-its-kind offshore wind turbine. The turbine will be deployed off Maine’s coast at the end of the month and is expected to be the first grid-connected floating wind turbine in North America and the first concrete-composite floating turbine in the world.