Signature and Emerging Areas

A lobster boat in the Gulf of Maine

High-performance computer modeling to tackle fisheries future

Timely forecasts of storms and effective management of commercial fishing are essential in the wake of extreme weather events and unprecedented warming in the Gulf of Maine. Damian Brady, University of Maine assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at the Darling Marine Center, is working to advance both of those goals. The National […]

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Climate surprises possibly in store for Antarctica, say Mayewski, Birkel

Two different climate scenarios appear plausible for Antarctica in the 21st century, says Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. An examination of climate models as well as records of climate change developed through ice cores reveal a potential for future climate surprises in the Southern Hemisphere, he says. […]

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STEM project to benefit Down East youth

A new program based in Machias aims to immerse at least 600 10- to 18-year-olds in innovative, out-of-school science and math opportunities. The three-year STEM Guides Downeast project is a collaborative effort among the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA), Axiom Education and Training Center and University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H, according to an […]

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CCI Student Featured in BDN Article on Climate Ride Northeast

Tim Godaire, a graduate student at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, is featured in a Bangor Daily News article about Climate Ride Northeast, a 320-mile journey from Bar Harbor to Boston, scheduled for Sept. 17–21. The inaugural ride, according to the article, is expected to raise $400,000 to support organizations involved with environmental […]

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DMC Director to Deliver Talk at Ecological Society of America Meeting

Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, will share findings developed through an international, interdisciplinary research initiative focused on coastal fisheries at the 100th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Ecological scientists are celebrating the ESA centennial in Baltimore, Maryland with presentations, workshops and musical performances focused on ecology’s […]

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MPBN Series Focusing on the Humanities

Beginning Aug. 10, Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Morning Edition” is featuring a series of interviews focused on the humanities. Taking part in the MPBN series every Monday morning for five consecutive weeks will be Kirsten Jacobson on philosophy, Michael Grillo on art history, Desiree Butterfield-Nagy on the digital humanities, and Patty Counihan on the career […]

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Young’s fellowship out of this world

University of Maine civil engineering doctoral student Andrew Young has been named a 2015 NASA Space Technology Research Fellow for his work on the Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (HIAD) project at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. A HIAD is a nose-mounted device on a spacecraft that slows the craft as it enters a planet’s […]

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Mitchell student receives prestigious fellowship

Citing his innovative work on sustainable fisheries management at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, Joshua Stoll of Harrington, Maine, a graduate student in the School of Marine Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious yearlong fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Read full release.

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DMC offers free summer Wednesday morning tours

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center offers free, guided, 90-minute tours of its waterfront laboratories at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 19. Ashley Rossin, an undergraduate student in the School of Marine Sciences and a DMC summer intern, is the tour guide. She recounts the history of the center’s founding — 50 years ago […]

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