Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) – Current Track 1

SEANET will be established under this award to help understand how we can create more sustainable coastal communities and ecosystems through a deeper understanding of how these systems interact with and influence each other. This multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by the University of Maine in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine will use Maine’s 3,500 mile coastline as a living laboratory to study physical oceanography, biophysical, biogeochemical, socio-economic, and policy interactions that have local, bioregional, national, and global implications.

Maine EPSCoR will mobilize the collective capacity of Maine’s coastal science resources to establish SEANET, a research network focused on Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture (SEA). SEANET will take a multi-institutional, transdisciplinary research approach to gain a comprehensive understanding of how SEA can interact with coastal communities and ecosystems. The SEANET research program utilizes the field of sustainability science to understand the social and environmental connections and feedback loops among SEA, and coastal communities and coastal ecosystems.

Watch the video announcing the Kickoff of SEANET with UMaine President Susan Hunter, Vice President of Research Carol Kim, and University of New England President Danielle Ripich.

Learn more about SEANET: Click here for more information.