Working with Salmon Farmers

SEANET Researchers Hope to Make Sea Lice a Thing of the Past Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer One of the biggest challenges faced by the Maine salmon industry comes in the form of a tiny creature. Salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) are one species of sea lice, which are parasites that infest both Pacific and […]

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Read the April 2019 Newsletter Online

Did you miss the April newsletter in your inbox? Subscribe for your copy of the latest National Science Foundation EPSCoR news today! This issue features updates on our recent research projects, interesting educational opportunities, and upcoming events. Maine EPSCoR Newsletter | April 2019

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Aquaculture Internship Program Update: Sustainable Agriculture

This summer, the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and Hancock County 4-H will offer an eight-week Aquaculture Internship Program to students aged 15 through 18. A Maine EPSCoR workforce development grant enabled creation of the program. The internship will teach students the value of sustainable aquaculture in the global food system and equip them with […]

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Young woman smiling in front of a bookcase. Overlaid text reads: SEANET Graduate Student Melissa Kimble. Spacial Information Science and Engineering. Read about Kimble's work with SEANET as she helps researchers and industry members access data and see the entire picture of an aquaculture issue. SEANET and Maine EPSCoR seals on lower left.

Place and Time: Data Mapping in Research on Aquaculture Siting Locations

Melissa Kimble Works to Unify Qualitative and Quantitative Data in New Research on Aquaculture Siting Locations When Melissa Kimble first came to Maine, her partner insisted she buy a copy of the  “Maine Atlas & Gazetteer.” He told her that she needed the thick blue book filled with maps of roadways and trails, the best […]

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Young woman using oyster sorter designed from a plastic bucket on the Maine coast, Josephine Roussell, oyster farming, SEANET, Maine EPSCoR research

There’s a Hole in my Bucket: Innovations in Oyster Sorting

Innovation Brings Much-needed Help for Small-scale Oyster Farmers Small-scale oyster farms face a variety of challenges. One of the biggest is sorting oysters manually, which is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, especially with a small crew. One of Maine EPSCoR’s SEANET Bioregional Fellows, with the help of Dr. Joshua Stoll, has found a solution to […]

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Researcher of the Week: Andrew Goode

As a part of a new social media initiative to connect you with our researchers, we are introducing the Maine EPSCoR and SEANET Researcher of the Week. Each week we will feature a graduate researcher on our social media and our website. If you would like to have your work featured, please contact us at […]

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SEANET Announces Grant Awards for Aquaculture Research in Down East Maine

Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) is funding two projects in Washington County to better understand the effects of environmental change and management policies on soft-shell clams and Atlantic sea scallops. Sustainable aquaculture presents opportunities for economic development and growth in Down East Maine’s coastal communities. “As interest in this industry continues to grow, critical […]

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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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2018 SEANET Student Spotlight: Tyler Van Kirk

Did you catch our most recent SEANET research spotlight? If not, hop on over to our Vimeo page and meet Tyler Van Kirk, a research fellow at the University of Maine who is “Examining the Threat of an Invasive Species on Shellfish Aquaculture.” Green crabs are the model species for an invasive organism. Green crabs have […]

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