Marine Sciences

Damian Brady Named Maine Sea Grant’s Assistant Director for Research

Maine Sea Grant has announced the Oct. 1, 2014 appointment of Damian Brady as assistant director for research. Brady, an assistant research professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, earned his doctorate at the University of Delaware in 2008. His research combines approaches from disciplines including marine biology, biogeochemistry and […]

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UMaine Extreme Weather, Climate Change Research Featured on WMTW

WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on University of Maine research to improve the prediction of extreme weather events. UMaine received $1.5 million of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s $5.5 million award to increase the precision of predictions of extreme weather events and coastal flooding in the northeastern United States. The UMaine faculty and […]

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Oceanographer Tracks Gulf of Maine Changes From Orono Lab

Andrew Thomas has a bird’s-eye view of the Gulf of Maine from his lab in Aubert Hall at the University of Maine in Orono. The oceanography professor directs the University of Maine Satellite Oceanography Data Lab, which receives daily real-time high-resolution data from NASA’s meteorological satellites. In this Sept. 27, 2014 satellite image of the […]

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UMaine, NOAA Officials Formalize Partnership, Announce Internship Program

The University of Maine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture formalized its relationship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) by signing a memorandum of understanding Oct. 30. Edward Ashworth, dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and William Karp, NOAA Fisheries Northeast science and research […]

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Marine Scientist Explores Ecosystem Balancing Act on Caribbean Coral Reefs

University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck participated in a study that indicates overfishing and climate change have collided to create a new dynamic on Caribbean coral reefs. The study, led by University of Exeter geographer Chris Perry, was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It highlights the delicate balance between […]

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Ocean Optics

Director of Darling Marine Center Co-chairs International Ocean Optics XXII Conference

Oceanographers, water-quality experts and satellite remote-sensing scientists from around the world will shine light on developments in ocean optics and their application to environmental issues at a conference Oct. 25–31 in Portland, Maine. Mary Jane Perry, interim director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole, is co-chair of the conference, Ocean Optics […]

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Phys.org, Maine Edge Carry Article on UMaine Scientist’s Carbon Movement Research

Phys.org and The Maine Edge published a University of Maine article on research by marine scientist Nathan Briggs. Briggs is studying the movement of carbon dioxide into the deep ocean to improve climate projections and understanding of deep-sea ecosystems. He begins a two-year postdoctoral fellowship research project in France that’s funded, in part, by a […]

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Nathan Briggs

Briggs Headed to France to Explore Marine Snow in the Twilight Zone

Studying the movement of carbon dioxide into the deep ocean to improve climate projections and understanding of deep-sea ecosystems will be the focus of a two-year research project by a University of Maine marine scientist. Feb. 1, Nathan Briggs begins a two-year postdoctoral fellowship research project in France that’s funded, in part, by a $194,000 […]

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