Marine Sciences

Media report $1.6M NOAA grant to fund new research consortium

The Associated Press, Mainebiz and WABI (Channel 5) reported a $1.6 million grant from NOAA Sea Grant will fund a new research consortium led by Walt Golet at the University of Maine. The Pelagic Ecosystem Research Consortium (PERC) will focus on improving stock assessment, management and sustainability of highly migratory species such as tuna, swordfish […]

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$350K NSF grant to UMaine to support statewide research, outreach with new high-performance computational instrument

A project led by the University of Maine School of Computing and Information Science to develop a high-performance computing instrument has received a $350,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. Roy Turner, associate professor of computer science at UMaine, will lead the project.   Deep learning (a subfield of artificial intelligence), modeling and simulation, and […]

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Stoll helps organize 3rd Local Seafood Summit

Joshua Stoll, University of Maine assistant professor of marine policy, is a member of the planning committee for the 3rd Local Seafood Summit, Oct. 6–7 in Portland, Oregon. More than 150 people from across North America who are involved in issues relating to the health and sustainability of small-scale fisheries are expected to attend. The summit […]

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Beal calls invasive Asian shore crabs a ‘ticking time bomb’  

Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine Machias, told the Bangor Daily News that invasive Asian shore crabs are probably a “ticking time bomb.” Beal was interviewed after Acadia National Park officials said a molted shell of an Asian shore crab was found Sept. 19 along the shore near Schoodic Point. […]

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