A project led by Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science Michèle LaVigne is sharing a near-million dollar award to study Maine’s coastline and ocean. The funds were awarded by the Maine Sea Grant College Program.
LaVigne is leading a multidisciplinary initiative, with assistance from Associate Professor of Biology David Carlon, and scholars from other institutions. The project aims to evaluate acidity levels in the Gulf of Maine. Also involved are marine policy professor Aaron Strong from the University of Maine, Claremont College environmental science professor Branwen Wililiams, and professor Alan Wannamker from Iowa State University’s Department of Geological and Atmospheric Science.
A total of four projects shared in the research investment, which came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and matching sources.
Those projects are led by researchers from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and two UMaine departments: the School of Biology and Ecology, and the School of Marine Sciences.
They will be presenting their projects at the Maine Sea Grant Biennial Research Symposium April 20, 2018, at the University of Maine Buchanan Alumni House in Orono.