RARGOM News and Updates

RARGOM 2020 Conference, LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 Last call for abstracts! RARGOM Annual Science Meeting: Emerging Issues in the Gulf of Maine.  Wednesday through Friday, October 14-16th, 2020.  Due to continuing concerns with COVID, we will conduct the meeting as a webinar (see links below for abstract submission, registration, and donations). Abstracts are due in one week Friday, September 11th. This meeting includes a collaboration with ICES.

  • October 14th, Wednesday morning session, 10am to Noon, Changing ecosystems, economies, and cultures in the Gulf of Maine region
  • Featured talk, Heather Leslie from the University of Maine: “Resilient Coastal Communities and Ecosystems: Linking Science & Action”
  • October 14th, Wednesday afternoon session, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Changing landscape of Gulf of Maine fisheries
  • Featured talk, Patrick Sullivan from Cornell University: “The changing landscape of Gulf of Maine fisheries”
  • October 15th, Thursday morning session, 10am to Noon, Ocean acidification in the Gulf of Maine
  • Featured talk, Wei-Jun Cai from the University of Delaware: “Controls on the carbonate chemistry along the ocean margins of eastern North America”
  • October 15th, Thursday afternoon session, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Perspectives on Phytoplankton Composition from Satellite and Particle Imagery
  • Featured talk, Colleen Mouw URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Title To Be Announced
  • ICES Collaboration, Silvana Birchenough of “The development of Offshore Renewable Energy: implications for benthic systems: synthesis and targeted research needs”
  • October 16th, Friday morning session, 10am to Noon, Protected species interactions in the Gulf of Maine
  • Featured talk, David Mattila of the International Whaling Commission and the Center for Coastal Studies: "A global perspective on cetacean interactions with fishing gear"
  • October 16th, Friday afternoon session, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Opportunities and Challenges for Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine
  • Featured talk, Halley Froelich of the University of California at Santa Barbara: "Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Climate"

Submit an Abstract using this Form.  Send abstracts to Damian Brady <damian.brady@maine.edu> Registration: Here is the link to REGISTER.  RARGOM would appreciate donations in lieu of registration fees: Donate here.  

Sign up for the 2020 RARGOM webinar conference

Sign up here for the 2020 RARGOM conference, Wednesday through Friday, October 14-16th, 2020.  Due to continuing concerns with COVID-19, we will conduct the 2020 meeting as a webinar. Sign up today! 

2020 RARGOM Meeting, First call for abstracts

RARGOM News and Updates2020 RARGOM Meeting, First call for abstractsRARGOM Annual Science Meeting Emerging Issues in the Gulf of Maine.  Wednesday through Friday, October 14-16th, 2020.  Due to continuing concerns with COVID, we will conduct the meeting as a webinar.  Abstracts are due Friday, September 11th.  Each day there will be a morning and afternoon session:   

  • Wednesday morning, 10am to Noon-Changing ecosystems, economies, and cultures in the Gulf of Maine region.  
  • Wednesday afternoon, 1:30pm to 3:30pm-Changing landscape of Gulf of Maine fisheries.  
  • Thursday morning, 10am to Noon-Ocean acidification in the Gulf of Maine.  
  • Thursday afternoon, 1:30pm to 3:30pm-Lower trophic level response to climate change in the Gulf of Maine. 
  • Friday morning, 10am to Noon-Protected species interactions in the Gulf of Maine.  
  • Friday afternoon, 1:30pm to 3:30pm-Opportunities and Challenges for Aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine.    

Submit an Abstract using the attached form. Send abstracts to Damian Brady <damian.brady@maine.edu>Please go to the RARGOM website for further information. Feel free to distribute widely.  Additionally RARGOM supported the Gulf of Maine 2050 conference as the Anual Science Meeting in 2019: https://www.gulfofmaine2050.org/.   

2018 Annual Science Meeting announced

The 2018 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Portland, Maine at the University of Southern Maine's Abromson Center (Hannaford Hall). The meeting focus is “Drivers of Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystems” In addition, contributed papers on current research outside the meeting focus will be welcomed as parts of the oral and poster sessions of the meeting. Click here for abstract submission and registration information.

The RARGOM Articles of Association have been modified

The RARGOM Board has done away with the two tier membership structure for RARGOM and has set membership dues to $100 (compared to $2,000 previously). All member institutions will be voting members. This change was made to encourage wider participation, for more information please contact the RARGOM Chair, Joel Llopiz.

Gulf of Maine Symposium Volume Published

The proceeding volume of the Gulf of Maine Symposium entitled "Advancing an Ecosystem Approach in the Gulf of Maine" has been published by the American Fisheries Society and is available through AFS publications. The volume contains 28 papers related to the ecology of the Gulf of Maine and will be important spruce of information on the ecosystemfor years to come. See the proceedings and purchase the volume.