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Maine EPSCoR

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Abstract/ Summary

National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR Advances Excellence in science and engineering research and education in Maine. Three NSF EPSCoR grants are currently underway in our state, and I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight each of the three programs.

Our current NSF EPSCoR RII Track 1 grant, the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), consists of four research themes (Ecological and Sociological Carrying Capacity; Aquaculture in a Changing Ecosystem; Innovations in Aquaculture; and Human Dimensions) that are collaborating through a variety of projects to positively impact Maine’s working waterfront. SEANET consists of 42 faculty members, 78 undergraduate students and 39 graduate students who are engaged in aquaculture research at 10 institutions across the state.

Recent accomplishments include:
• Successful AAAS review completed in March, 2017, which reviewed the project against plan and objectives
• SEANET faculty and students have been highly productive in the past year, publishing 33 journal articles and conducting 128 conference presentations, helping to disseminate SEANET research results to the broader community
• Follow-on grants totaling $7,691,243 awarded since beginning of the grant in 2014


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