The Joan M. Kelly Sea State series breaks from the traditional lecture style to incorporate more small group discussions and other interactive elements. Attendees are invited to participate in these informal discussions with GMRI experts and guest speakers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.
What to Expect:
- Interactive sessions: This community event is an opportunity to explore topics and themes relevant to the changing Gulf of Maine.
- Internal and external speakers: Rather than relying entirely on a single speaker, we’ll feature a GMRI staff voice alongside one of our many partners — including fishermen, aquaculture farmers, scientists, fisheries managers, educators and others. We hope to provide a useful framework for understanding important issues related to the Gulf of Maine and some perspective from the partners we engage with on those issues.
- Reception with refreshments: Enjoy refreshments during a brief reception just before the program begins. Guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and have a brief opportunity to connect prior to the event.
- Tickets for sale: We’re asking for attendees to purchase tickets for $8 ahead of time, or $10 at the door. The price of the tickets will help pay for an improved space and program experience.
Upcoming Sea State Events
Join us and our guest speakers this summer!
Our Sustainable Seafood team recognizes seven school districts who met their pledges to serve local seafood in their cafeterias.
GMRI Research Scientist Dr. Kathy Mills is leading a new collaborative effort to build an international network of scientists, stakeholders, and practitioners who will identify …
Experts from across GMRI are providing the Maine State Library system with resources and opportunities to support the 2022 summer reading theme: Oceans of Possibilities.
Our Municipal Climate Action Program launches a new climate strategy workshop called Planning Forward.