Maine Sea Grant’s work with lobstering communities featured in U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has highlighted work by the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine in the U.S. Government’s Climate Resilience Toolkit.

The project, which was led by Esperanza Stancioff of Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension and funded by NOAA’s Climate Program Office, focused on the state’s lobstering communities.

The study gathered lobstermen’s understanding of biology, markets, environment and expenses and translated the insights into a systems dynamics model to evaluate ways to improve industry-wide management options, especially during ocean heat wave events.

More information about the project is on the Maine Sea Grant website.