Esperanza Stancioff

Esperanza StancioffClimate Change Educator
377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone:  207.832.0343

Esperanza Stancioff has been with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension since 1988, designing and implementing applied research and educational programs for high priority areas in marine and coastal ecosystems. She is a member of the Marine Extension Team, with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant and currently serves as lead for both organizations in climate change adaptation, and as Chair of the Maine Climate Change Adaptation Network and Co-Chair for the Northeast Regional Sea Grant Climate Network. Current projects include a number of adaptation efforts focused on reducing climate-related impacts through infrastructure improvements and tailored decision-support tools to promote economic development and secure communities. Another focus is on ocean and coastal acidification education and outreach. She is also Co-Developer and Co-Coordinator of Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program.


  • B.S. Marine Biology, Evergreen State College 1987, Olympia, WA
  • Masters Marine Environmental Education University of Maine 1992, Orono, ME

Professional Organizations:

  • Regional Association for Research in the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM)
  • Leaders group, National Phenology Network
  • Northeast Coastal Acidification Network (NECAN), Steering committee member
  • National Sea Grant Climate Change Network, member
  • Northeast Sea Grant Climate Change Network, Chair
  • Maine Climate change Adaptation Providers Network, Chair
  • Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Coalition
  • Maine Climate Solutions
  • UMaine Agriculture and Climate Network