Events

Stay up to date on upcoming events with the MLA calendar. We post MLA meetings, trainings, festivals and openings as well as other events that pertain to the lobster industry. You can sort by category or tags (i.e.lobster boat races).  Let us know if you have something to post! 207-967-4555 or andi@mainelobstermen.org

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Jul
23
Tue
Cafe Sci Event – An Ocean of Life: One Drop of Seawater, One Million Organisms @ Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

**the event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited**

An Ocean of Life:

One Drop of Seawater, One Million Organisms

Led by Dr. Ramunas Stepanauskas

The Human Genome Project forever changed the field of biology when it published the first genetic blueprint of a human being in 2000. Today, scientists have expanded upon those methods and are working to map the blueprints of marine microorganisms – millions of which live in each teaspoon of seawater. Using novel molecular techniques developed at Bigelow Laboratory, researchers have built the largest library of single-celled microbe genomes to date. Join Dr. Ramunas Stepanauskas to discuss the multitudes contained in a single drop of seawater, and the technologies that are revealing this incredible diversity.


About Café Sci

Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci is a fun, free way for you to engage with ocean researchers on critical issues and groundbreaking science. Pick a chair, grab a drink, and let’s talk about the mysteries, challenges, and opportunities of the sea.

We’re looking forward to our 2019 Café Sci series, which is again being made possible through sponsorship by HM Payson. Each event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. We hope to see you there, as well as at our annual open house on Friday, July 19.

Seating is limited at this popular summer series. Please register today!

Jul
30
Tue
Cafe Sci Event – Ends of the Earth: A Year of Research In the Arctic and Antarctic @ Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

**the event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited**

nds of the Earth:

A Year of Research In the Arctic and Antarctic

Led by Dr. Paty Matrai

Microbes thrive everywhere, even in harsh and uninviting polar regions. In a single 12-month period, Dr. Paty Matrai’s research team traveled to both the Western Antarctic Peninsula and the North Pole to study interactions between ocean bacteria and phytoplankton. In both places, their goal was to understand how these interactions effect the important gases and aerosols that contribute to cloud formation. Join Dr. Matrai to discuss how marine microbes shape clouds, which help control the temperature of our planet.


About Café Sci

Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci is a fun, free way for you to engage with ocean researchers on critical issues and groundbreaking science. Pick a chair, grab a drink, and let’s talk about the mysteries, challenges, and opportunities of the sea.

We’re looking forward to our 2019 Café Sci series, which is again being made possible through sponsorship by HM Payson. Each event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. We hope to see you there, as well as at our annual open house on Friday, July 19.

Seating is limited at this popular summer series. Please register today!

Aug
6
Tue
Cafe Sci Event – Raw Bar to Lab Bench: Insights into Human Health from Oysters @ Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

**the event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited**

Raw Bar to Lab Bench:

Insights into Human Health from Oysters

Led byDr. José Fernández Robledo

Mollusks from raw oysters to steamed clams are popular choices among seafood lovers. Over the last decade, scientists have garnered a vast amount of genetic information from these gourmet organisms as part of efforts to improve the quality and sustainability of the industry. Diverse fields are likely to benefit from this new resource – including human health research. Join Dr. José A. Fernández Robledo as he highlights promising applications of mollusk biology, such as new strategies to fight pathogens and the potential to inspire alternative drugs.


About Café Sci

Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci is a fun, free way for you to engage with ocean researchers on critical issues and groundbreaking science. Pick a chair, grab a drink, and let’s talk about the mysteries, challenges, and opportunities of the sea.

We’re looking forward to our 2019 Café Sci series, which is again being made possible through sponsorship by HM Payson. Each event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. We hope to see you there, as well as at our annual open house on Friday, July 19.

Seating is limited at this popular summer series. Please register today!

Aug
8
Thu
Lecture: Tow Salvage or Vessel Recovery? An Introduction to Salvage Laws at Work @ Maine Maritime Museum
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Captain Bruce White will share his experience with Sea Tow to unravel the complexity of salvage laws. Explore the differences between salvage, a simple tow, and a vessel recovery through real-world examples of boating accidents off of Maine’s coast.

Aug
13
Tue
Cafe Sci Event – Whales and Warming: How Climate Change is Shaping the Future of Right Whales @ Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

**the event is free but registration is requested as seating is limited**

Whales and Warming:

How Climate Change is Shaping the Future of Right Whales

Led by Dr. Nick Record

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered animals on the planet, with only around 400 individuals remaining. Conservation strategies depend on knowing where and when right whales are most likely to show up, and encounters with fishing gear and large ships can be deadly. Climate change is rapidly reorganizing the Gulf of Maine ecosystem, upending the regular patterns of whales’ planktonic food supply and putting their future at risk. Join Dr. Nick Record to discuss how advances in oceanographic forecasting provide one way forward for managing whales in a changing climate.


About Café Sci

Bigelow Laboratory’s Café Sci is a fun, free way for you to engage with ocean researchers on critical issues and groundbreaking science. Pick a chair, grab a drink, and let’s talk about the mysteries, challenges, and opportunities of the sea.

We’re looking forward to our 2019 Café Sci series, which is again being made possible through sponsorship by HM Payson. Each event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. We hope to see you there, as well as at our annual open house on Friday, July 19.

Seating is limited at this popular summer series. Please register today!