Grant Allows Acadia Research Website To Receive Upgrades

ORONO – University of Maine researcher Sarah J. Nelson has been awarded a $4,700 grant from the National Park Service to continue work on a project designed to provide information about research projects and data available for Acadia National Park.

Nelson, an assistant research professor affiliated with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, is working on a website,, The site is up and running and will be enhanced with Interactive Mapping tools, which allow users to see which studies have mapped sites and view those sites in their geographic context.

The project is part of a series of websites known as KnowledgeBase developed to help serve data and information about the Gulf of Maine and its watershed to resource managers, scientists and the public.