Working with Salmon Farmers

Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer SEANET researchers hope to make sea lice infestations a thing of the past 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 […]

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Student Stories: Alexis Ireland

Alexis Ireland has been a part of WaYS since she was a first-year high school student. She held a WaYS internship at the University of Maine through high school, and is now a junior at UMaine studying anthropology.  “I really think that hands-on research is so important because it gives you a chance to get […]

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Student Stories: Aubrey Jane

The close proximity to Maine’s beautiful beaches was just one perk among many that brought Aubrey Jane from Stanhope, New Jersey to the University of New England (UNE). UNE’s renowned reputation for marine science and their Marine Science Center inspired Jane to apply to the university.  Once at UNE, Jane applied to be a SEANET […]

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Student Stories: Emma Hargreaves

Emma Hargreaves worked in the Bousfield Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Lab over the summer studying and developing recyclable equivalents to plastic food packaging. The lab uses cellulose nanofibers, which Hargreaves explains as being really small paper pulp fibers, along with other recyclable materials, to try and find a combination that works. “I was immediately hands […]

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Student Stories: Abigail Elkins

Growing up, Abigail Elkins spent summers attending camps run at UMaine in Orono. After graduating from high school, she found the familiarity of the campus and her proximity to her family to be a strong determining factor in her decision to stay in the state for college. At the UMaine, Elkins studies Elementary Education and […]

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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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Read the Fall 2018 Newsletter Online

Have you seen our latest fall newsletter? This issue features articles on our recent research projects, results of the aquaculture industry survey and the impact and legacy of NSF EPSCoR in Maine. You can read a copy of here:    

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Researcher of the Week: Gretchen Grebe

Gretchen Grebe is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Maine and SEANET Research Fellow in Theme 3: Innovations. Grebe received her undergraduate degree in Environmental and Latin American studies at Bates College, before moving on to the University of California at Santa Barbara to obtain her masters in Environmental Science and Management. Finally, she […]

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