RARGOM News and Updates

2014 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

First Call for Abstracts, the theme of the meeting is: Identifying and Monitoring Ecosystem Drivers in the Gulf of Maine. The meeting date is September 30, 2014 and will be held at Boston University. The one day meeting will feature two keynote speakers: Jon Witman (Brown University) Developing a regional perspective for benthic community structure at a unique offshore ledge (Cashes Ledge); and, Josh Kohut (Rutgers University) Across the land-sea boundary: Bringing the dynamics of the fluid into a more informed seascape ecology. If interested in presenting a contributed talk or poster on new, old or developing research, please submit an abstract to Kevin Friedland (kevin.friedland@noaa.gov) following the format found here.

RARGOM Membership Open for 2014-2015

Gulf of Maine institutions renew your membership or join RARGOM for 2014-2015 by contacting Kevin Friedland (kevin.friedland@noaa.gov) and indicating your intention of joining, who will serve as your institution representative on the RARGOM Board, and visiting this site: http://www.gulfofmaine.org/register/ to pay your RARGOM dues of $100. Be part of the fall Annual Science Meeting and the next Gulf of Maine Symposium.

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 for the 2014-2015 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, Kevin Friedland.

Many thanks to Lynn Rutter, RARGOM Program Coordinator

Lynn has stepped down as RARGOM Program Coordinator to pursue other interests. During her work as Program Coordinator she became an integral part of the Gulf of Maine research community, she will be missed, hopefully she will have the time and opportunity to visit. 

2013 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting “The 2012 Gulf of Maine heatwave: anomalous year or the new normal?”

Was held on October 8, 2013 at the Holiday Inn in Portsmouth, NH.  See http://www.rargom.org/annualsciencemeeting for meeting agenda and presentations

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.

RARGOM Community Learning Series

RARGOM held its first Community Learning Series workshop on "Generalized Additive Models (GAMS)" on April 25-26, 2013 in Woods Hole, MA, see Community Learning Series for further information. The session was attended by 26 participants.