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Maine EPSCoR RII Track-1 Proposal Development Meeting

Maine EPSCoR will become eligible to submit another proposal to the NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 solicitation during mid to late 2018. These are currently $20M awards over five years, and are limited to one per state at any one time. Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine administers and implements the proposal development process and […]

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Maine EPSCoR RII Track-1 Proposal Development Meeting

Maine EPSCoR will become eligible to submit another proposal to the NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 solicitation during mid to late 2018. These are currently $20M awards over five years, and are limited to one per state at any one time. Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine administers and implements the proposal development process and […]

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SEANET Seminar: Troy Hartley – Collaboration in Team Science: I Collobber You, and You Collobber Me!

Whether it is local, “wicked” problems that are complex, challenging, with multiple feedbacks, high uncertainty, and ambiguous solutions, or NSF’s Grand Societal Challenges, we are increasingly needing to take multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary team science approaches to understand and potentially solve these problems. However, such cross-disciplinary research efforts have struggled for both taskwork and teamwork […]

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A Climate of Change

The Island Institute and the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) present four short films about the future of fisheries and the changing ocean. This free screening will be followed by a Q & A with the Island Institute’s Heather Deese and UMaine Ph.D. student Sam Belknap. Across New England and the nation, fishermen and scientists are observing […]

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Making a Big Splash: Interactive exhibit at Maine Discovery Museum brings sea farming to life

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Discovery Museum is unveiling a sea farming exhibit that uses virtual reality technology and interactivity to bring aquaculture to life. The University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute and Maine EPSCoR Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program provided support for the first dedicated interactive aquaculture exhibit in the country. “It’s perfect […]

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When aquaculture grows, so does its economic impact

Farming of finfish, shellfish and plants in fresh and saltwater is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world and it’s growing in Maine, too. From 2007 to 2014, the total economic impact of aquaculture in Maine — including sales revenue, full- and part-time jobs and labor income — nearly tripled from $50 million to […]

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A Climate of Change Seminar

Join us on Monday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm in the Bangor Room at Memorial Union. The Island Institute and the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) are presenting four short films about the future of fisheries and the changing ocean. This free screening will be followed by a Q & A with the Island Institute’s Heather […]

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UMaine Today Article Highlights SEANET

The latest issue of UMaine Today features an article on the work of the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) and how the data we’re collecting is helping farmers. Farming the sea

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