Marine Sciences

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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Aquaculture Topic of SeafoodSource.com Interview with Camire

Mary Ellen Camire, president of the Institute of Food Technologists and professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, spoke about sustainable aquaculture research during an interview with SeafoodSource.com. Camire says food science is a blended field with many disciplines, and that it will take a team approach to figure out […]

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UMaine Ecologist Joins Role Models as Mercer Award Recipient

A University of Maine marine scientist has won a prestigious award for publishing an outstanding ecological research paper before the age of 40. Douglas Rasher, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. Maine, received the Mercer Award at the 99th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America […]

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CLAS Conference to Prep Community Planners on Ways to Cope with Climate Change

Editor’s note: For more information on the CLAS Conference, visit the conference website. Registration is available online. Old-timers sharing childhood stories about growing up in Maine sometimes recount hiking 10 miles uphill in 3 feet of snow to get to school — and home. Turns out those tales, of Maine winters anyway, might not be […]

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UMaine Piloting Interdisciplinary Renewable Energy Course

The University of Maine is piloting an interdisciplinary course based on Maine tidal power development research that aims to better understand the process of applying a comprehensive approach to renewable energy projects. The course, Marine Renewable Energy: Engineering, Oceanography, Biology and Human Dimensions, is coordinated by Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor of marine biology, and […]

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herring ladder

Sustainable Science in Action

Jeff Lord concedes he does a lot of sitting, watching and waiting along the herring ladder at Highland Lake. But when gangs of alewives begin to leap and flop their way upriver from Mill Brook, his patience is well rewarded. “It can get a little boring, so I really appreciate when there is action,” the […]

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