Maine Sea Grant This Week - 04.10.16

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 09:57

Wednesday, April 13, marine extension associate Keri Kaczor presents about work with the Maine Healthy Beaches Program at the U.S. EPA Recreational Waters Conference in New Orleans, LA. Her talk is titled, Digging in: understanding the causes, impacts, and how best to address excessive seaweed accumulation on Maine's coastal beaches."  

Thursday, April 14, please join us for the 2016 Maine Sea Grant Research Symposium. The symposium happens every other year and features new and ongoing research supported by Sea Grant. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Research in a Time of Rapid Change,” a topic which will be the focus of a keynote address by Darling Marine Center Director Heather Leslie.

Thursday also marks the beginning of the New England Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting in York Harbor. Sea Grant graduate students Amy Webb and Greg LaBonte present on their river herring research, conducted with Sea Grant Research Coordinator Rachel Lasley-Rasher and Karen Wilson. Wilson presents results of her ten-year study of the “accidental” restoration of Sherman Marsh on Saturday. Sea Grant Research Director Damian Brady discusses SEANET work on oyster growth in the Damariscotta, and our friends at the EcoSystem Indicator Partnership share their new mobile application for monitoring environmental change.

Saturday is the Annual Downeast Smelt Fry in Columbia Falls.

The deadline for the Maine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine Sciences is Friday, 15 April.

The Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (MAIC), a non-profit research agency, is soliciting grant proposals from individuals or organizations who are interested in conducting innovative aquaculture research or technology transfer that will provide near term benefit to the Maine aquaculture industry. Please visit the MAIC website for further information. Deadline is Friday, 29 April.

Maine Sea Grant is sponsoring the Ocean Technology in New England & Atlantic Canada meeting, 27-28 April in Orono.