boat_3Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carl Safina

Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies, Colby College
Friday, March 8, 2013
Colby College, Diamond Building, Ostrove Auditorium

12:00pm- 1:00pm, Student poster session
1:00pm- 5:15pm, Speakers and panel discussion
5:15pm- 5:45pm, Reception with Dr. Carl Safina and conference panelists


Conference is free but requires email registration

The conference is free and open to the public, but we do ask for internal planning purposes that you email to register for the conference.  You will receive confirmation of your registration.  Thank you for assisting us in appropriate planning.

Conference Proceedings

Keynote by Dr. Carl Safina, Andrew W. Mellon in Environmental Studies at Colby College, Blue Ocean Institute
“Beyond the Ocean”

Matthew McKenzie, University of Connecticut
“Nostalgia, History, and Responding to Current Fisheries Challenges in New England”

Linda Mercer, Maine Department of Marine Resources
“Marine Science and Maine’s Fisheries: A Collaborative Approach”

William Balch, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
“Gulf of Maine North Atlantic Time Series, GNATS: Documenting a Coastal Ecosystem in Transition”

Philip Conkling, Island Institute
“Maine Fishery Innovations as if Fishing Communities Matter”

Peter Shelley, Conservation Law Foundation
“A Tragicomedy of Commons: Thirty-Five Years of Fisheries Management Failure in New England”


Panel Discussion – Moderated by Carl Safina and attended by all presentersReception, Student Posters, Safina’s photographs from world travels

PBS Saving the Ocean Screening with Guest Panelists

As part of Dr. Carl Safina’s Fellowship with the ES Program, we are hosting a public screening of Cod Comeback?, one episode in the PBS series Saving the Oceans.

The screening will be followed by comments and Q&A from guest panelists, Dr. Carl Safina and William Leavenworth

7:30 pm, Ostrove Auditorium

Directions to Diamond Building

Take Interstate 95 to Exit 127 Waterville/Oakland. Turn toward Waterville (east) on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Rt. 137) and follow the blue signs to Colby. After nine-tenths of a mile on Kennedy Memorial Drive you will turn left onto First Rangeway, opposite Inland Hospital. Proceed 1.1 miles on First Rangeway, to the first stop sign, and turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. In a half mile you will arrive on campus, where the Diamond building is the first building on your right.  You can park in either the Mary-Low or Lunder parking lots.

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