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. 

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, this year's Annual Science Meeting will be held virtually over three days from October 14th-16th.

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

2020 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

Abstracts:

2020 Sessions: 

  • 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 

​In lieu of a registration fee, we suggest a donation to RARGOM to continue supporting working groups across the region, click here from more details. 


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