Maine Maritime Academy’s Corning School of Ocean Studies is hosting a seminar series this spring to examine new and evolving research related to the Marine Biology, Oceanography, and Coastal and Marine Environmental Science majors that are offered at MMA.

The Spring 2021 Seminar Series consists of six virtual presentations by experts in climate impacts on lobster fisheries and mercury pollution, oil spills and environmental compliance, fuel-efficient vessel design, and operation of scientific equipment aboard large-scale research vessels. Each session is free and open to the public.

“Though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many challenges for teaching, one positive is it has offered us the unique opportunity to invite experts and colleagues from far-reaching geographical locations, which was not possible before the use of Zoom,” said Associate Professor Carey Friedman, who is currently organizing the seminar series. “We are excited about this semester’s line-up.”

As part of the Corning School’s academic mission, these events are designed to introduce Maine Maritime Academy students, staff, and faculty, and members of the public, to cutting-edge marine research, areas for direct application of skills acquired at MMA, and potential career paths for Corning School graduates.

For more information about the series, including a list of upcoming topics and links for joining live, please visit the Corning School of Ocean Studies webpage. All sessions will be recorded and can be viewed on-demand following the event.