Maine Climate Science & Action

Heather gave the DMC’s final summer science seminar of 2020: Climate Science and Action for Maine’s Coast and Coastal Communities.

Watch this and all the DMC summer seminars here.

Heather serves as co-lead of the Maine Climate Council’s Coastal and Marine Working Group. Together with 37 other leading scientists, resource managers, municipal officials, and other experts from across the state, she worked over the last year to develop strategies to cut carbon emissions and enhance community resilience in Maine’s coastal communities across the state. These strategies will be considered as part of Maine’s Climate Action Plan, which the Council will deliver to the Legislature in December 2020. In this talk, Heather summarized the latest science and detail the coastal and marine strategies developed thus far, particularly those that relate to aquaculture, fisheries and other industries vital to Maine’s working waterfront and coastal communities.