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Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium

Jul 6, 2019
Spring 2019

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute, along with the Gulf of Maine Council, the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, and a host of regional and international partners, is inviting leaders from across New England and the Maritime Provinces to convene in Portland, Maine for the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium.

Gulf of Maine 2050 will bring together multiple science disciplines, natural resource managers, municipal planners, representatives from marine industries, community and business leaders, NGOs, and the philanthropic community. This offers an unprecedented opportunity to synthesize a diverse mix of environmental, economic, social, and institutional perspectives on coastal climate resilience, and collaborate to act on emerging challenges and opportunities.

“Communities around the Gulf of Maine are grappling with some of the fastest changes in temperature, acidity, and sea level of anywhere in the world,” said Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Andrew Pershing. “What does that mean for our ecosystem? What does it mean for us? That’s what this conference is all about.”

Gulf of Maine 2050 will take place at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel from November 4–8. The event will kick off with special keynotes to set the global and local context for the week. Plenaries on subsequent mornings will feature scientific experts and practitioners to explore local implications of the next 30 years of warming waters, rising seas, and ocean acidification. The packed program also includes climate adaptation presentations, collaborative workshops, and poster sessions.

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