November 17 , 2008
News from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research
Seminar - Art, Ecoventions & Change: A Look at Contemporary Art Practice
With Andy Mauery, UMaine Dept. of Art
Thursday, November 20
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 107, Norman Smith Hall, UMaine, Orono
The term ecovention describes an artist-initiated project that employs an inventive strategy to intervene in or transform a local ecology. Ecoventions usually involve collaborations between artists, community members and local specialists such as ecologists, botanists, landscape architects or urban planners.
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Please contact Ruth Hallsworth at 581-3196 for directions and parking permits.
Position opening - Science Information Coordinator
The Mitchell Center invites applications for the position of Science Information Coordinator. This position will facilitate and enhance communications, outreach and research activities as part of a research coordination network focused on diadromous fish species in eastern North America. BA/BS degree required; preference given to applicants with a scientific background. Experience editing scientific documents, web publishing and desktop publishing preferred.
The full job announcement is available at:
Full-time, fiscal year appointment contingent on funding. Proposed salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, with full benefits. Review of applications begins Dec. 15, 2008. Submit 1-page application letter and
resume with 3 references to: R. Hallsworth, Mitchell Ctr., 5710 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine, Orono, ME 04469.
The University of Maine is an EO/AA Employer.
WRRI National Competitive Grants Program (104g)
Application deadline for investigators: Feb. 20, 2009
The Request for Proposals for the Water Resource Research Institute (WRRI) National Competitive Grants Program (104g) has been issued. Awards are available only to Water Research Institutes. However, any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in Maine is eligible to apply for an award through the Maine Water Institute.
The RFP is available as a pdf document from the Maine Water Institute web page.
For additional information contact John Peckenham at 207/581-3254.
2009 Maine Water Conference
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine
The 2009 Maine Water Conference will be a combined meeting with the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America (NEGSA). The NEGSA meeting is a three-day meeting scheduled for March 22-24. One day of the meeting - Tuesday, March 24 - will be geared towards Maine Water Conference sessions.
Call for Abstracts
The Call for Abstracts for the 2009 Maine Water Conference is now open. Please note that because this is a combined conference with NEGSA, submission procedures differ from the usual MWC process.
Additional information is available at the Maine Water Conference web page.
Deadlines: (Submit to only one of these)
Submission deadline to NEGSA ($10 fee):
December 16th, 2008, 11:59pm Pacific Time.
Submission deadline to MWC (waived fee):
December 15th, 2008, 4pm Eastern Time.
Please note that all student abstracts for the MWC juried poster competition should be submitted under theme session T17.
Following is the theme session list for the MWC. Information on session chairs and descriptions is available on the MWC session web page.
Additional information on NEGSA sessions is available at:
- T8. Habitat Restoration in North Atlantic Watersheds
- T9. Using Monitoring Data to Influence Management and Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems
- T10. What’s Different about Our Waters? Maine’s Lakes and Streams in a Regional Context
- T11. Consequences of climate change on water resources: Finding solutions to tomorrow’s problems
- T12. Land Conservation and Management Strategies for Protecting Water Quality
- T13. The Community-Based Conservation Model as Management Tool: Integrating Theory with Practice
- T14. Getting Back to Clean: Practices for Restoring the Quality of Urban Impaired Streams
- T16. Competitive Demands for Groundwater Resources in the Northeast Survey
- T17. Chemical, biological, hydrological, and geochemical aspects of surface and ground waters, and their policy and economic implications. (Posters only)
Exhibitor registation fees for the NEGSA meeting are:
$325 – commercial vendors
$225 – NGOs
The registration fee covers all three days of the NEGSA meeting (3/22-3/24) including the Maine Water Conference. For additional exhibitor information or to register, please contact Erwin Novack at firstname.lastname@example.org.