The Joan M. Kelly Sea State series breaks from the traditional lecture style to incorporate more small group discussions and other interactive elements. Attendees are invited to participate in these informal discussions with GMRI experts and guest speakers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.
What to Expect:
- Interactive sessions: This community event is an opportunity to explore topics and themes relevant to the changing Gulf of Maine.
- Internal and external speakers: Rather than relying entirely on a single speaker, we’ll feature a GMRI staff voice alongside one of our many partners — including fishermen, aquaculture farmers, scientists, fisheries managers, educators and others. We hope to provide a useful framework for understanding important issues related to the Gulf of Maine and some perspective from the partners we engage with on those issues.
- Reception with refreshments: Enjoy refreshments during a brief reception just before the program begins. Guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and have a brief opportunity to connect prior to the event.
- Tickets for sale: We’re asking for attendees to purchase tickets for $8 ahead of time, or $10 at the door.
Thank you to our series beer sponsor, Allagash Brewing Company!
Upcoming Sea State Events
Join us and our guest speakers!
An interactive discussion with GMRI's Dr. Kanae Tokunaga and Kyle Foley to discuss the landscape of the seafood economy
An interactive discussion with Dr. Walt Golet, Assistant Professor, UMaine School of Marine Sciences; Research Scientist, GMRI
We spoke to GMRI Research Scientist Dr. Kathy Mills and three members of her Integrated Systems Ecology Lab to learn more about their approaches to …
A vital workforce is central to a thriving blue economy. By equipping more people with the necessary skills to enter and succeed in that workforce, …
GMRI Quantitative Research Associate Miguel Barajas, a member of our Integrated Systems Ecology Lab, led by Dr. Kathy Mills, explains how he uses the scales …
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