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Fishermen in Eastport, Maine

Maine fishermen: adapting in a sea of change

Increasing environmental uncertainty coupled with rapidly changing market conditions in the Gulf of Maine raise important questions about the ability of Maine’s commercial fishermen to adapt. How resilient is the industry to these shifting waters? Who is best positioned to adapt and who is most vulnerable? “We have started to explore these questions by studying […]

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President Susan J. Hunter

President Hunter to receive MDF Leadership Award

University of Maine President Susan J. Hunter will receive the 2017 Kenneth M. Curtis Leadership Award from the Maine Development Foundation on Sept. 28. The award will be presented at the foundation’s 39th Annual Meeting and Summit at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. “President Hunter has a distinguished career in research and higher education, […]

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UMaine HAB team launching a weather balloon

Engineering students starred during total eclipse

The temperature was north of 93 degrees on Clemson University’s Quad and Cameron Sullivan’s computer keyboard was so hot it hurt to touch. On the rooftop of the nearby Watt Family Innovation Center, Derek Haas says felt like a frying egg. But at 2:37 p.m. Aug. 21, the temperature dropped for 2 minutes and 37 […]

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UMaine lake monitoring project bolstered with NSF funding

The National Science Foundation has awarded a one-year, $100,000 grant for continuing a University of Maine citizen-science project aimed at protecting lake water quality in the state. The grant will help extend the project, which began in 2015 with funding from UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, into 2018 and beyond. Maine […]

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Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability: facts, values and better decisions

The 21st century will see unprecedented transformations in human life and vast changes on planet Earth. Key among these are the problems of sustainability, but emerging technologies — especially the intersection of nano-, bio-, information and cognitive technologies — also have the potential to reshape human life. These challenges will require difficult decisions based on […]

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UMaine receives $1.5M award to advance Maine’s marine economy

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced a $1.5 million award to the University of Maine to support a major waterfront infrastructure investment at the Darling Marine Center (DMC), UMaine’s marine laboratory in Walpole, that will benefit marine industries statewide. Together with matching funds from UMaine and state marine bond funds, the EDA award […]

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