Gulf of Maine 2050 – International Symposium
Gulf of Maine 2050 extends its sincere thanks to all of the attendees, speakers, poster presenters, sponsors, partner organizations, and volunteers who came together in Portland, Maine from November 4-8, 2019 to create an inspiring and highly productive week focused on promoting a resilient Gulf of Maine. As stated by Rob Stephenson of Fisheries and Oceans Canada during closing remarks for the symposium, “we encourage all to build on the knowledge and ideas from this meeting to work together, show leadership, and take action in promoting solutions for the Gulf of Maine and beyond!”
The Gulf of Maine 2050 international symposium explored environmental, economic, social, and institutional perspectives on emerging climate challenges and opportunities. 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 came together to learn about 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. The Gulf of Maine 2050 symposium was organized around the primary drivers of warming waters, sea level rise, and ocean acidification in the Gulf of Maine.
Materials and Outcomes from the Symposium
- Final Gulf of Maine 2050 Symposium Program
- Final Gulf of Maine 2050 Abstract Booklet
- These draft scientific scenario papers were published in advance of the symposium to inform discussions about how key drivers are expected to impact the Gulf of Maine over the next 30 years. More formal papers will be published in the future.
- Gulf of Maine 2050 Collaborative Action Grants
- Gulf of Maine 2050_Highlights_Key Messages_Priorities
Additional information is available at: www.gulfofmaine2050.com