The Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM) is an association of institutions that are actively involved in research, management and stewardship activities related to the Gulf of Maine and its watershed.

First call for abstracts
RARGOM Annual Science Meeting
The Future of the Gulf of Maine
Wednesday through Friday, November 17-19th, 2021
Due to continuing concerns with COVID, we will conduct the meeting as a webinar.
Abstracts are due on Monday, October 18th to damian.brady@maine.edu

DOWNLOAD the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM HERE

 

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November 17-19, 2021

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Theme: Wind energy development in the Gulf of Maine
Description: What are the potential science and society impacts if wind energy comes to the Gulf of Maine? What might happen to fisheries, communities, or monitoring and how might we adapt?
Convener: Libby Jewett (NOAA)

Theme: Observing in the Gulf of Maine
Description: What are we looking at in the Gulf of Maine and what are we seeing, from social systems to plankton to temperature to sea level change.
Conveners: Jake Kritzer, (Northeast Regional Association of Ocean Observing Systems)

Theme: Species interactions in oceanic and coastal ecosystems
Description: What are the species interactions of importance and interest to Gulf of Maine habitats, including in the pelagic, benthic, and intertidal zones?
Conveners: Jennifer Seavey (UNH-Shoals Marine Laboratory) and Doug Rasher (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)

Theme: Pandemic impacts on the Gulf of Maine ecosystem
Description: How has the pandemic changed the way we do business from the business of fishing to the business of science and monitoring?
Conveners: Carolina Bastidas (MIT Sea Grant)

Theme: American lobster in a changing Gulf: causes and consequences of environmental change
Description: How does the American lobster respond to a changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem, and what are the biological, social, and economic impacts of this change on the resilience of the fishery?
Convener: Amalia Harrington (Maine Sea Grant and the American Lobster Research Program)

Theme: Physical and biological drivers of Gulf of Maine Productivity
Description: What is the impact of water column stratification, precipitation, and seasonal differences in temperature on Gulf of Maine productivity?
Possible conveners: David Townsend, University of Maine

RARGOM’s Annual Science Meeting will be held virtually on November 17th-19th.

Please submit abstracts to damian.brady@maine.edu using this form.

RARGOM News and Updates

Updated 2020 Program

See updated RARGOM program here. Thanks all!

2020 RARGOM Meeting Posters

See 2020 RARGOM Meeting posters here!  If you have a poster and would like it posted to this website please email emartin3@bates.edu.

RARGOM Tunes

Take a gander and listen to this new piece of music to help mark the RARGOM 2020 conference! “Predator-Prey for Solo Trombone” is preformed by Zachary Friedland who says “the piece explores six instances of predation in the Gulf of Maine with each movement taking us up a step in the food chain.”

Meeting program and list of abstracts for 2020 RARGOM meeting

RARGOM 2020 program is now available! View list of abstracts for the 2020 meeting hereRegistration is still open, please sign up and join us for the 2020 virtual meeting!

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/.

RARGOM celebrates 20 years of service to the Gulf of Maine community