Portland Selected to Host Global Arctic Conference in 2016, Opportunities for UMaine Researchers

The State Department has chosen Portland to host an international forum on the Arctic next year, reports the Portland Press Herald. This will be the first time a meeting in the United States will be held outside of Alaska.

Approximately 250 delegates are expected to attend the forum including scientists, business leaders and senior government officials from eight Arctic nations.

Gordon Hamilton, a professor at the Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, says the meeting presents an opportunity for scientist to share their expertise.