Signature and Emerging Areas

Ellsworth American, Mount Desert Islander boost Lobster Institute meeting

The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander noted that the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine will hold a Feb. 3–4 meeting in Portland for U.S. and Canada fishermen, managers and researchers. The event will discuss the impacts of regulations on harvesters, impacts on markets, solutions and technology and shifting distributions of marine species […]

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BDN shares Golet research about Atlantic bluefin tuna

The Bangor Daily News reported on a University of Maine study that aims to quantify the number of giant Atlantic bluefin tuna in New England that die after being caught and released led by Walt Golet, a University of Maine assistant professor of marine science. The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Golet more than $210,800 […]

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News Center Maine features Noren research about scallop farming

In a story about Maine’s scallop farming industry, News Center Maine spoke to Christopher Noren, graduate student at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, about his research into the best ways to grow scallops to farm. Noren said that climate change warming Maine’s waters can pose a potential risk to the scallop industry, both […]

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Media report on UMaine-led study on lobsters and climate change

The Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, MaineBiz, Public News Service, Coastal News Today, Wiscasset Newspaper, Environmental News Network, Maritime Executive and WGME-TV (Channel 13 in Portland) reported that the University of Maine is leading a collaborative research project along with scientists from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Columbia University, Florida State University and Memorial […]

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Media report on on UMaine mountain glacier study

The Bangor Daily News, Phys.org, Nature World News, ScienceDaily shared a University of Maine-led study that found a combination of global atmospheric warming and westerly winds shifting toward the poles will likely speed up the recession of mountain glaciers in both hemispheres. The study compared global temperature and wind changes with glacier snow line elevations […]

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Fernandez, Winski speak to BDN about forest carbon sinks

In an article about Maine forests serving as carbon sinks, the Bangor Daily News interviewed the University of Maine’s Ivan Fernandez, professor at the Climate Change Institute and School of Forest Resources; Dominic Winski, research assistant professor at the Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences; and Daniel Hayes, associate professor of […]

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Portland Phoenix notes UMaine offshore wind development

In an article about offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine, the Portland Phoenix noted that the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been designing its own floating turbine for over a decade. ASCC Founding Executive Director Habib Dagher told the Portland Phoenix that the goal of a 2024 launch of […]

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AP, Washington Post cite information from UMaine Climate Reanalyzer

In an article about the warming Arctic regions of Alaska, the Associated Press and Washington Post cited information from the University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer that showed last Sunday, the Arctic as a whole averaged 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the 1979-2000 average temperature. The following Monday, Climate Reanalyzer’s computer models showed that average to […]

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