Signature and Emerging Areas

Kreutz attends UArctic meeting in Sweden

Karl Kreutz, professor in the Climate Change Institute and the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, attended the annual meeting of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) in Stockholm, Sweden from Sept. 18–20. The University of Maine Climate Change Institute is a member of UArctic — a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and […]

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Media report on award to design concrete floating offshore wind turbine

Mainebiz and Offshore WIND announced the U.S. Department of Energy had awarded the University of Maine $1.4 million to design a concrete floating offshore wind turbine. The grant — one of 13 made nationwide totaling $26 million — is part of the federal agency’s Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control […]

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Wind-Wave basin

UMaine awarded nearly $1.4 million for transformational floating offshore wind energy technology

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (UMaine Composites Center) has been awarded nearly $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, and will collaborate on a more than $1.5 million award to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, both focused on research related to transformational floating offshore […]

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Aquaculture farm

NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative awards $1.6M to advance sustainable aquaculture in Maine 

NOAA National Sea Grant Program awarded $16 million for 42 projects nationwide that comprise the 2019 Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative.  Maine Sea Grant, researchers at the University of Maine, other institutions, and partner organizations received $1.6 million to lead four of the projects in collaboration with aquaculture industry, management and community partners.  Maine Sea […]

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Huntsberger explores growth, aging of Jonah crabs

How can you tell the age of a Jonah crab? Carl Huntsberger knows. The grinding teeth found inside its foregut have a banding pattern — similar to tree rings — that corresponds to its age. Research professor Rick Wahle says Huntsberger’s research is important for fishery scientists to understand population dynamics and ecology of the […]

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Center on Aging partners on a new grant to address nutritional needs in older adults with multiple chronic conditions

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with St. Joseph’s Healthcare, the University of Maine Center on Aging and Senscio Systems, has received a three-year, $750,000 award from the Administration for Community Living to establish and test an innovative, technology-driven, nutrition enhancement and self-management program for older adults with multiple chronic diseases.  The three-year […]

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