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!
An interactive event featuring GMRI Ocean Data Products Program Manager, Riley Young Morse, and Maine artist and scientist, Jill Pelto
An interactive event featuring GMRI Research Scientist, Dr. Graham Serwood, and Maine artist, Nate Garrett.
An engaging evening with GMRI Municipal Climate Action Program Manager, Gayle Bowness, featuring a performance by Halcyon String Quartet.
With an annual average sea surface temperature (SST) of 54.14 °F — more than 4 °F above normal — the Gulf of Maine experienced its …
Across the country, fishermen eager to engage effectively in fisheries science and management processes will be returning to in-person to MREP workshops throughout the year.
We're launching a new speaker series in collaboration with Gateway Community Services Maine (GCSM) to raise awareness about important topics related to climate migration.
State and city leaders join the fishing community and GMRI staff to celebrate our effort to protect and preserve Union Wharf.