Friday, April 20, 2018 | Buchanan Alumni House, University of Maine
The Maine Sea Grant Biennial Research Symposium serves as a forum for new and seasoned Sea Grant investigators and students to share their research plans and outcomes, receive input from the community, and plan collaborative outreach activities.
1:30 New Research Presentations. Sea Grant researchers funded in the latest biennial research call will discuss the goals and objectives of their new projects, and how their findings might be used by resource managers.
2:45-4:00 Panel: Sea Grant researchers who are completing recent projects and their state agency partners will discuss their outcomes as they related to resource assessment and management at the state level.
4:00-5:00 Maine Seafood Reception & Poster Session
About the Symposium
A focus on applied research is a functional principle of the National Sea Grant Network, and helps Maine Sea Grant to achieve tangible and measurable results from its investments in research and program development. To facilitate connections between these investments and potential ecological, economic, and societal benefits, investigators and students need opportunities to share their ideas and interact with agency and industry partners, Maine residents, and Sea Grant staff, as they develop and implement their research and outreach plans.
Since 2008, Maine Sea Grant has hosted a biennial research symposium, which includes research presentations and discussion, opportunities for investigators to meet with Sea Grant staff and partners to discuss their outreach plans and outcomes, a poster session, and informal networking time to facilitate new collaborations and partnerships within and among Maine research institutions, industry groups, coastal communities, and education and outreach organizations.