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2018 Maine Sea Grant Research Symposium

Maine Sea Grant College Program

Friday, April 20, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

2018 Maine Sea Grant Research Symposium

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Staff of the Maine Sea Grant College Program and the Marine Extension Team
cordially invite you to the 

2018 Maine Sea Grant Research Symposium


Date:         Friday, 20 April 2018

Time:        1pm–5pm

Location:  Buchanan Alumni House, University of Maine


 Informing State of Maine Resource Assessment and Management

Maine Sea Grant Biennial Research Symposium

20 April 2018 | Buchanan Alumni House | University of Maine


1:00-1:15   Welcome

Beth Bisson, Associate Director, Maine Sea Grant

Gayle Zydlewski, Incoming Director, Maine Sea Grant


1:15-2:15   New Research Presentations

Sea Grant researchers funded in 2018 will discuss the goals and objectives of their new projects. 


Reconciling multiple stakeholders in rockweed habitats: science to help achieve the intersecting goals of a fishery and coastal wildlife

Amanda Klemmer and Brian Olsen, University of Maine


Understanding climate impacts on the Maine coastal fish and invertebrate community through synthesis of the Maine-New Hampshire Inshore Trawl
Lisa Kerr, Gulf of Maine Research Institute


The return of Maine’s kelp forests: patterns, drivers, and implications for industry
Douglas Rasher, Bigelow Laboratory


From paleoceanography to policy: applying historical coastal pH baselines from long-lived shells and skeletons to contemporary shellfish aquaculture
Michele LaVigne, Bowdoin College


Sustainable post-harvest processing and value-addition of cultured seaweed

Balu Nayak, University of Maine


Large-scale culture methods for blue mussel seed production in Maine and the Northeast
Brian Beal, Downeast Institute for AppliedMarine Research & Education


2:15-2:30   Break


2:30-4:00   Research Connections to State of Maine Resource Monitoring & Management


Sea Grant researchers who are completing recent projects will briefly discuss their outcomes and how these outcomes are linking with state-level resource assessment and management, followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions from the audience.


Deepwater lobster settlement across thermal gradients in the Gulf of Maine

Richard Wahle, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences; Carl Wilson, Maine Department of Marine Resources; Curt Brown, Ready Seafood


Lost to the Sea

Alice Kelley, University of Maine ; Arthur Spiess, Maine Historic Preservation Commission 


Improving assessment of critical habitat for Atlantic salmon in a rapidly changing climate

Hamish Greig, University of Maine ; Ernie Atkinson, DMR (invited)


Arctic surf clam: A new candidate species to diversify and advance sustainable domestic aquaculture in Maine and the Northeast U.S. 

Brian Beal, Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education 


Aquaculture site prospecting: Developing remote sensing capabilities for the aquaculture community of Maine

Damian Brady, University of Maine; DMR rep (invited)


4:00-5:00    Seafood Reception & Poster Session

Please let us know if you plan to attend by registering online or by contacting or 207.581.1435, so we have an accurate attendance count for seating and refreshments.

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Buchanan Alumni House
160 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04473

Friday, April 20, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Maine Sea Grant College Program

The University of Maine is a designated Sea Grant College. We are one of 33 NOAA Sea Grant programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. The network is a powerful resource for sharing information and solving problems.

We are focused on Maine’s coastal communities. In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, members of our Marine Extension Team work on issues of concern to Maine's coastal communities. A 25-member policy advisory committee helps identify stakeholder needs and ensures that our work is relevant to the people of Maine.

We sponsor scientific research that matters to those who depend on Maine's coastal and marine resources. Learn more about current research projects and funding opportunities. 

We develop tomorrow’s marine workforce through formal and informal education programs, fellowships and scholarships.

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