Call for Abstracts: 2010 RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

The Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM) is holding its annual science meeting in  Portsmouth, New Hampshire at the Hilton Garden Inn,  October 6, 2010.  The one day meeting will feature focused talks, contributed talks and discussion on the Impacts of Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine.  The meeting is intended to be of general interest to a broad range of researchers, managers and stakeholders in the Gulf of Maine region.

Three focused talks are scheduled:

Charles Stock, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University: “The impact of climate variability and change on marine ecosystem productivity across trophic levels”…global and regional perspectives on the effect of climate on primary and secondary productivity of marine food webs.

Terrence Joyce, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution:  “Can changes in silver hake off the Northeast coast of the US and Canada and Gulf of Maine be related to and predicted by the strength of the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation?”…examining changes in biomass and location of living marine resources in respect to contemporary and anticipated variation on Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation.

Lawrence Hamilton, Sociology Department, University of New Hampshire: “Public Perceptions about Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine Region”…results from surveys recently conducted in the Gulf of Maine area that gauge perceptions about climate change and connections with other coastal issues.

If interested in presenting a contributed talk or poster on new, old or developing research, please submit an abstract at the registration site: Abstract submission deadline is August 27th.

Registration will open on August 2, 2010.  Registration fee is:  $25 for participants from RARGOM member institutions, $30 for non-members.

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