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Our continuing public lecture series is a unique educational opportunity, bringing world-renowned experts from our region and beyond to GMRI for one evening each month. Past topics have included right whales, bluefin tuna, climate change, and the future of the cod fishery in New England. We hope you will join us as we continue exploring the diversity of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

Portland's Evolving Waterfront

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Portland's waterfront is hard at work! Since the contentious working waterfront
referendum in 1987, Portland has evolved to have a unique diversity of commercial
interests. More change is coming with investments in transportation infrastructure,
business innovation, and a changing climate creating new challenges and
opportunities. Join us to learn about the exciting evolution

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Lectures are held in the Sam L. Cohen Center for Interactive Learning at GMRI. Free parking is provided in GMRI's adjacent lot. Lecture time is 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Seating is limited, please call for reservations!

Contact Christina Traister at (207) 228-1622 or

Sign up to receive email invitations.

View archived lectures.