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New to Portland, a Painter Presents an Exhibition of Loss and ChangeJun 5, 2018Press Clip

Living in Portland, Dibble has become more aware of rising sea levels and issues associated with it. She spends a lot of time at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and paints from her fourth-floor condominium that looks out onto Casco Bay.

Maine Compass: Maine lobstermen’s conservation efforts an investment in the futureFeb 15, 2018Press Clip

The recently published study confirmed what Maine lobstermen have long understood: Protecting egg-bearing females and oversized lobsters is good both for the lobsters and for lobstermen.

35 startups selected for Top Gun Maine 2018Feb 5, 2018Press Clip

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, the University of Maine, the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute have selected 35 businesses for the Top Gun Maine 2018, a statewide program that assists early-stage companies with high-growth potential.

Gulf of Maine has coolest year since 2011 but still growing warmerFeb 1, 2018Press Clip

Last year was one the coolest so far this decade for the Gulf of Maine, but the body of water continues its trend toward higher temperatures despite the one-year drop.

Research Concludes Maine Conservation Technique Helped Drive Lobster Population BoomJan 22, 2018Press Clip

Lobster conservation techniques pioneered by Maine fishermen helped drive a population boom that's led to record landings this century. That's the conclusion of new, peer-reviewed research published today. 

Preparing for climate change: Maine coastal communities adapt or face a credit downgradeDec 31, 2017Press Clip

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is working with the cities of South Portland and Portland to develop community engagement tools. It helps citizens better understand sea level rise, storm surge, increased precipitation and the flooding impacts on coastal communities.

South Portland to study aquaculture potential of city-owned pierDec 25, 2017Press Clip

The city is working with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, winning a $30,000 harbor planning grant last summer from the federally funded Maine Coastal Program to work up a redevelopment plan for the municipal pier.

Rising seas endanger Maine toxic waste sites, analysis warnsDec 22, 2017Press Clip

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has compiled data and developed an online tool that shows how much of low-lying areas along the Maine coast will be flooded at certain heights of sea level rise.

Bill Needelman deals with rising water in PortlandDec 17, 2017Press Clip

Needelman was with the city’s planning office for 14 years before becoming the city’s first waterfront coordinator in 2013. Then-City Manager Mark Rees led the charge to hire someone whose principal job would be to work on the city’s waterfront economic interests.

Selling aquaculture to Americans: Chef Barton Seaver advocates for the “only protein that is guilty until proven innocent”Dec 7, 2017Press Clip

If you ask celebrated chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver, the best way to sell the message of aquaculture to Americans is not to mention seafood until much later on in the conversation, if at all.