Extension Projects

Planning for a Changing Climate: A Participatory Approach to Fishing Community Adaptation

Changes in climate are placing pressure on Atlantic fisheries and the communities they support. Using a participatory modeling process, this project brings together local stakeholders in the town of South Thomaston, Maine, to characterize community vulnerability and identify actions intended to increase community resilience.

Coastal Community Adaptation Strategies in a Changing Climate

Building on several projects related to municipal management of extreme rainfall events (funded by National Sea Grant and NSF EPSCoR Sustainability Solutions Initiative), we are working with the City of Ellsworth to address increasing extreme rainfall conditions and prevent flooding and erosion. We have developed user-friendly models that use GIS and Google Earth to show stormwater infrastructure vulnerabilities and help the community assess and prioritize emergency management needs.

Beach Pages Jake Aman Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:50

Each of the beaches that are monitored by our volunteers has unique geological and historical characteristics.  Information about these beaches is spread across scientific publications, historical collections, and local knowledge. To learn more about a beach visit its page:

Gooch's Beach, Kennebunk

Higgins Beach, Scarborough

 

Higgins Beach Jake Aman Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:35

Higgins Beach in the 1930's.  (Photo Credit: higginsbeachproperties.com)

Gooch's Beach Jake Aman Tue, 03/11/2014 - 15:42

Goochs Beach Geology

Using Temperature Data from the Maine Shellfish Monitoring Program to Help in Siting Shellfish Aquaculture Farms

Developed by Maine Sea Grant and Maine Department of Marine Resources


WHAT temperature data are available from the Maine Dept. of Marine Resources?
The Maine Dept. of Marine Resources records shoreline temperatures along the entire coastline, through its water quality sampling program and the volunteer phytoplankton monitoring program. These data are available upon request. This page is designed to help current and prospective aquaculturists access this data, for consideration in siting their farms.

Aquaculture in Shared Waters

 
Photo of seaweed class with fisherman of the Corea Lobstermen's Co-op