Climate Change

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Waterfront communities prepare for climate change impacts Natalie Springuel Tue, 12/13/2016 - 16:56

Waterfront Communities Prepare for Climate Change

Coastal Conversations show: December 23, 2016
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor

Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership (MOCA) Esperanza Stancioff Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:16

Meeting Notes
Symposium Notes


A Climate Calamity in the Gulf of Maine Catherine Schmitt Wed, 03/09/2016 - 18:28

In 2015, we began a partnership with Maine-based O'Chang Studios to produce a series of animated videos about climate change in the Gulf of Maine, informed by our work on the Maine's Climate Future project.

"The Lobster Pot Heats Up" illustrates how climate change affects lobster and the lobster industry. 

Maine's Climate Future Catherine Schmitt Tue, 06/02/2015 - 16:54
DV-14-13 Climate Solutions Mapping Project Catherine Schmitt Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:13

Malcolm Burson & Karen Marysdaughter
Climate Solutions Communication & Outreach Working Group
161 Stovepipe Alley
Monroe, ME 04951

Cost-Efficient Adaptation Planning in the North Atlantic Catherine Schmitt Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:14

Esperanza Stancioff is part of a team of NOAA and Sea Grant representatives targeting local municipal officials in the North Atlantic region to provide them with real-world examples from other towns and counties’ efforts to increase resilience to hazards, including sea-level rise, inundation, flooding, and storm surge. Four towns in each state from Maine to Virginia have been interviewed about adaptation actions, results, and costs. The project is funded by a NOAA North Atlantic Regional Team and Sea Grant Collaboration Grant, 2011-2013.

Understanding Potential Effects of Ocean Acidification Catherine Schmitt Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:03

Marine Extension Team members are positioned to assist Maine’s fisheries and aquaculture stakeholders as they begin exploring issues related to ocean acidification and other climate-related changes in Maine's coastal waters, including participation in the Northeast Coastal Acidification Network.

Planning for a Changing Climate: A Participatory Approach to Fishing Community Adaptation Catherine Schmitt Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:55

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 Catherine Schmitt Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:49

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.

R-12-08 Coastal infrastructure resilience in a changing climate Catherine Schmitt Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:53

Esperanza Stancioff
University of Maine Cooperative Extension & Sea Grant
377 Manktown Road
Waldoboro, ME 04572

Shaleen Jain & Alex Gray
University of Maine

Nirajan Dhakal
Auburn University