Annual Science Meeting

Typically, the Annual Science Meeting is a single day science meeting held in October. The theme for the meeting is set by the RARGOM board, however community input for the meeting theme is welcome.

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

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

Information from the upcoming and most recent science meetings can be found below:

2021 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Posters:

Changes in juvenile American lobster density and habitat use over 30 years in Maces Bay, Bay of Fundy
Dinning, K., Lawton, P., and Rochette, R.
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Declining maternal size and changes to embryo quality in the American lobster
Calvitti,J., Koopman,H. and Westgate, A.

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Developing Modelling Capacity for Understanding Population Dynamics and Habitat Interactions for Commercial Fisheries in a Changing Gulf of Maine
Hodgdon,C., Willse,N., Chang,H-Y., Khalsa,N., Ober,C., Linner,R., Fitting,E., Behan,J., and Chen, Y.
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Effect of warming sea temperatures on postlarval lobster (Homarus americanus) swimming performance and energy reserves
Oehmig, P.C., Gutzler, B.C., Carloni, J.T., and Goldstein, J.S.
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Ontogeny of pursuit, handling, and ingestion of planktonic prey by early stage American lobster Homarus americanus
Evelyn Layland, Molly Spencer, Rachel Lasley-Rasher, Richard A. Wahle, David M. Fields
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Science-industry collaboration builds trust while opening new windows on climate-related American lobster range shifts in the Gulf of Maine
Kleman, K., Brown, C., Reardon, K., and Wahle, R.
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Sublethal Effects of Low-dose Exposure to Imidacloprid on the American Lobster
Krystal Boley, Amalia Harrington, Scarlett Tudor, Heather Hamlin
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Understanding impacts of climate-induced distributional changes on the fishery landings for the inshore Maine lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery
Kim, J., Hodgdon,C., Chen,Y., and Evans, K.S.
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2020 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Abstracts:

 

RARGOM Sponsored the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Conference in 2019:

The purpose of the Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium was to increase our collective understanding about how the Gulf of Maine is expected to change over the next 30 years and to promote regional resilience in the context of those changes. The Symposium sought to:

  • Explore  how warming waters, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and socioeconomic trends will impact the Gulf of Maine over the next 30 years
  • Ignite multi-sector discourse and strategic efforts to determine how a changing Gulf of Maine will impact economic, environmental and community sectors
  • Build a shared vision for regional resilience
  • Identify steps needed achieve that vision
  • Activate new collaborations for action
For more information please visit: https://www.gulfofmaine2050.org/
 

2018 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Drivers of Change in Gulf of Maine Ecosystems Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00 AM — University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center (Hannaford Hall), 88 Bedford St., Portland, ME.

Keynote talks:

  • ​Lisa Kerr (Gulf of Maine Research Institute): “Managing fisheries in a changing Gulf of Maine”
  • Kevin Friedland (NOAA NEFSC): “Disjunctive regime shifts in surface and bottom thermal environments of a continental shelf ecosystem”

Abstracts:

Registration:

  • Register here.
  • Registration deadline is Sunday Oct. 21st.
  • The EventSmart registration website will allow for paying by PayPal or there is an option for sending in a check. If you pay by check, follow the instructions about printing your invoice out that you will have to send with your check.
  • You can register and pay for multiple individuals.
  • Regular attendees from RARGOM member institutions are $45, attendees from non-member institutions are $65, and students (from anywhere and at any level) are $30.
  • Email any questions to jllopiz@whoi.edu.

Meeting program

2017 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Ocean and Coastal Acidification: Causes and Potential Consequences for Ecological and Sociological Systems in the Gulf of Maine

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:00 AM — University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center (Hannaford Hall), 88 Bedford St., Portland, ME.

Abstracts:

Register here. Registration deadline is Thursday Oct. 5 The EventSmart registration website will allow for paying by PayPal or there is an option for sending in a check. You can also register multiple individuals and be able to enter their information. Regular attendees from RARGOM member institutions are $45, attendees from non-member institutions are $65, and students (from anywhere and at any level) are $30. Email any questions to jllopiz@whoi.edu.

Meeting program

2016 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Science for sustaining the Gulf of Maine’s ecosystems and coastal communities
October 13, 2016, Portsmouth, NH

Meeting program

2015 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

How is the timing of all things changing in the Gulf of Maine?

October 14, 2015, Portsmouth, NH

Meeting Program
Presentations

2014 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Identifying and Monitoring Ecosystem Drivers in the Gulf of Maine

September 30, 2014

Meeting Program
Presentations

2013 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

The 2012 Gulf of Maine heatwave: anomalous year or the new normal?

October 8, 2013

Agenda and Presentations

2012 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Will the Gulf of Maine yield more or less seafood in the future, ideas from the physical environment and lower trophic levels?

Oct 9, 2012, Portsmouth, NH

Agenda and Presentations
Abstracts

2011 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

The Nexus Between Climate Change and Marine Spatial Planning

Oct 5, 2011, Portsmouth, NH

Agenda and Presentations

2010 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Impacts of Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine Oct 6, 2010, Portsmouth, NH

Agenda and Presentations

Register for the RARGOM Annual Science Meeting
November 17-19, 2021

Registration is $35. Click the Pay Now button below. You can pay with a credit or debit card. (You do not need a PayPal account to pay: click the Pay with Debit or Credit Card button on the next screen.)

 

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