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Upcoming Lecture: Dr. Sylvia Earle

Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence: Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century April 30 || 4 p.m. “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century,” a lecture presented by Dr. Sylvia Earle. Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue/The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is […]

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2018 Request for Proposals: SEANET Research Mini-Grants

The SEANET program invites proposals for research mini-grants that will result in research projects that create industry/academic partnerships and contribute to the performance metrics of the SEANET/EPSCoR program and the National Science Foundation. The proposals may be submitted by Principal Investigators from academic institutions, governmental agencies, aquaculture related industries or nonprofit research institutions. It is expected that […]

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UMaine News: Consumer education key for growth of aquaculture in U.S.

Over the last several decades, aquaculture has been expanding throughout the world. Still, many Americans know very little about the industry and its progress has been sluggish. But, the tide could be changing as new research from the University of Maine indicates the industry is poised for growth through strategic outreach and consumer education. [Continue […]

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Darling Marine Center: Undergraduate Student is “Diving into Aquaculture”

Melissa Britsch shares her reflections on her recently completed Aquaculture Internship at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Melissa’s internship and the research she conducted was supported by the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture through theNortheast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, Maine EPSCoR through the SEANET Research Intensive Farm Program, […]

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Upcoming Talk: Dr. Samuel Hanes on “Origins of the Blue Revolution”

December 6 || 12:00pm || 354 Aubert Hall Where and when did the Blue Revolution begin? What controversies did it spawn and what can we learn from them? Aquaculture is ancient, but marine aquaculture science began on the French coast in 1853, with E.V. Coste’s extensive oyster farm experiments. These experiments failed, but on the other […]

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Youth invited to explore ocean with EPSCoR, UMaine Extension toolkit

ORONO, Maine — Got twine? How about clothespins? Glue sticks? Coffee filters? Cotton balls? University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine do. They’ve also got dried seaweed, globes, kickballs and fish puzzles. They’ve packed these and other items in toolkits​ — called Exploring Marine Science and Aquaculture (Grades K–2) — […]

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Original Research Article: Roche & Rickard

To address gaps in knowledge and to tackle complex social–ecological problems, scientific research is moving toward studies that integrate multiple disciplines and ways of knowing to explore all parts of a system. Yet, how these efforts are being measured and how they are deemed successful is an up-and-coming and pertinent conversation within interdisciplinary research spheres. […]

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