Research

Maine Sea Grant Research Event on Thursday

The University of Maine-based Maine Sea Grant will hold the Marine Science with Impact: Maine Sea Grant Biennial Research Symposium from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at Buchanan Alumni House on the UMaine campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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TV Report Previews Lobster Institute summit

Portland TV station WCSH has a report on this weekend’s Canadian-U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting, a two-day event that will be held this year in Portland and is sponsored by UMaine’s Lobster Institute. Bob Bayer, the institute’s director, said participants will be discussing issues such as marine debris, aquaculture, lobster bait and the potential impacts of […]

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Sustainable Maine Documentaries Available Online

Maine EPSCoR and SSI are collaborating with MPBN on “Sustainable Maine” a series of documentaries highlighting the work of SSI researchers and stakeholders as they come together to take on tough issues. The first two episodes, “The Triple Bottom Line” and “Desperate Alewives”, are available online. Additional information and podcasts on the featured researchers, projects, […]

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UMaine in Story about Transportation Research

The Mainebiz website has an item (http://www.mainebiz.biz/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120119/NEWS0101/120119947) about the news that UMaine is part of a consortium of New England schools that will receive a grant for transportation research. The research is part of a nationwide, $77 million federal effort for research to promote transportation safety and efficiency. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Website Notes Sea Grant’s Seaweed Project

FIS, the website of Fish and Information Services, noted a pilot project being done by the UMaine-based Sea Grant and Cooperative Extension’s Marine Extension Team that will help mussel farmers build understanding and knowledge of growing kelp. Through photosynthesis and simple growth, seaweeds remove carbon dioxide and nitrogen from the atmosphere. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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AP Story on Transportation Grant

Several news outlets carried an Associated Press account of a U.S. Department of Transportation announcement that UMaine is one 22 universities and research centers nationwide that will receive $3.5 million in federal funds to collaborate on transportation research. The Boston Globe website noted that the consortium will work with federal agencies on research to promote […]

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