Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium
Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Resilience
This program will not be held at the Wells Reserve. See program description for exact location.
Planned by the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment
To be held in Portland, Maine.
The Gulf of Maine 2050 international symposium will integrate environmental, economic, social, and institutional perspectives on emerging climate challenges and opportunities. It will bring together multiple science disciplines, natural resource managers, municipal planners, representatives from key industries, a diverse mix of community leaders, non-governmental organizations, and the donor community.
Leaders from across New England and the Maritime Provinces will come together to understand how the Gulf of Maine is expected to change in the next 30 years, build a shared vision for regional resilience, identify steps to achieve that vision, and activate new collaborations for action.
About the Symposium
The Gulf of Maine 2050 symposium will be organized around primary drivers such as warming waters, sea level rise and ocean acidification in the Gulf of Maine.
- Plenary speakers will describe how global drivers will impact the region.
- Practitioners will share how drivers impact their interests and highlight opportunities.
- Breakout sessions will foster development of shared priorities and strategies among stakeholders.
- Poster sessions will provide an opportunity to share cutting-edge science.