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The Blue Economy: What Is It, What Is the Importance to Maine & How Is UMaine Involved?

November 18, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

People collecting oysters by the water

Join us for this special event to hear from government, business, and industry partners, and members of the UMaine MARINE community to discuss and define the Blue Economy in the state of Maine.

  • What is the Blue Economy for Maine and beyond?
  • How does UMaine contribute to the Blue Economy?
  • How can UMaine contribute in the future?

During the event, UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will provide remarks.

The panel consists of stakeholders in the state, including state officials, business people, and community leaders. Heather Johnson, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic Community Development is among the panel of stakeholders. Johnson is dedicated to fostering economic development, both in private companies and in rural communities across Maine. Joining her on the panel is Curt Brown of Ready Seafood, Alex de Koning of Hollander and de Koning, and Kate Dempsey of The Nature Conservancy in Maine.

Event Sponsored by UMaine MARINE. Created on the foundation of its nationally and internationally recognized marine programs, world-class research, and cutting-edge facilities, the University of Maine’s Marine Aligned Research, Innovation, and Nationally-recognized Education or UMaine MARINE is a unique Maine-based initiative that brings together university, industry, government, and community collaborators who through integrated and innovative transdisciplinary marine research, education, and outreach are dedicated to the enhancement of social and economic wellbeing in Maine and beyond.

The Blue Economy


November 18, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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