Dumas featured in Press Herald for scallop trip to France

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Robert Dumas, University of Maine food science innovation coordinator and food pilot plant manager, about his recent trip to France, where he and a group of others from Maine learned more about how French chefs prepare scallops and how the industry could be improved in Maine. Dumas said the scallop […]

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Mainebiz highlights European scallop trip involving UMaine faculty

Mainebiz highlighted a trip to France April 14-22 that a group of chefs, seafood professionals, writers, economic development specialists and educators are taking to learn about techniques for handling and preparing scallops. Dana Morse, senior extension program manager and aquaculture lead at Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Rob Dumas, UMaine […]

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Culinary exchange between Maine and France will support Maine scallops

A group of chefs, seafood professionals, writers, economic development specialists and educators will travel to France from April 14-22 to explore French techniques for handling and preparing scallops in support of the scallop farming and commercial fishing sectors in Maine.   The project is made possible by a grant from the NOAA National Sea Grant Office […]

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UMaine names 2024 Presidential Award recipients

The 2024 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in wildlife ecology, pioneering research in biodiversity, significant public engagement and research focused on voting, innovation in aquaculture and extraordinary impact on young entrepreneurs and communities across Maine.  Lindsay Seward, a principal lecturer in wildlife ecology, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award. Brian McGill, professor of ecological modeling, […]

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Press Herald highlights UMaine researchers’ work with NASA satellite

Research from University of Maine professor of oceanography Emmanuel Boss and professor of marine sciences Damian Brady to collect ocean data using a NASA satellite was highlighted by the Portland Press Herald. The PACE satellite will be in space for three years to collect the most detailed data on record about the color and health […]

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Federal funding secured by Sens. Collins and King will accelerate UMS-led economic and community development 

The six-bill federal budget package passed by Congress last week and signed by President Biden on Saturday will invest $40.8 million in University of Maine System (UMS) infrastructure and innovation to strengthen student opportunity and the state’s economy and local communities. Much of the one-time Congressionally Directed Spending secured for UMS by Sen. Susan Collins, vice […]

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UMaine scientists aid NASA mission to study climate impact on oceans

On Feb. 8, Emmanuel Boss watched via livestream from Maine as 15 years of work culminated in a satellite launching into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Appearing as if enveloped in a ball of fire, the satellite jetted upward through the dark sky. It was 1:33 a.m.  “The vehicle continues to perform phenomenally. […]

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Boston Globe highlights work done by UMaine Climate Change Institute

The Boston Globe showcased work done by UMaine’s Climate Change Institute on the pattern of record sea-surface temperatures. These patterns have been fueled by both El Niño and human-caused climate change. The planet’s average sea surface temperature reached an all-time record of 70.2 degrees Fahrenheit (21.2 Celsius) on Feb. 9. 

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ARI’s impact at NACE: connecting aquaculture research with industry needs

The University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) had a significant presence at the Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Exposition in Rhode Island, leading a comprehensive panel discussion and engaging in a strategic visit to GreenWave hatchery in Connecticut. These activities highlighted ARI’s commitment to advancing sustainable aquaculture through a blend of innovative research, such as […]

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