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Milford Aquaculture Seminar

When: January 8-10, 2018
Where: Shelton CT

Since 1975, the Milford Laboratory has convened the Milford Aquaculture Seminar (MAS) as a forum for technology transfer among the Lab, aquaculture community, scientific and academic communities, regulators and the public.

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Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum

When: January 17-18, 2018
Where: Orono ME

The Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum (ASEF) began in 2002 as the biennial 'Maine Atlantic Salmon Technical Advisory Committee Research Forum.'

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Recent / Past

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation

When: November 5-9, 2017
Where: Providence RI

CERF will convene 1,500 scientists, managers and professionals in government, business, nonprofit and related organizations, graduate students and undergraduate students.

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Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

When: October 22-27, 2017
Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Some NEFSC staff members will be presenting important research at this conference.

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NOAA Research Vessel Gloria Michelle in New Bedford

When: Thursday, October 19th
Where: State Fish Pier, New Bedford Harbor

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 72-foot Research Vessel Gloria Michelle will be visiting New Bedford Harbor on October 19, giving the public an opportunity to tour the ship and to learn more about the science it conducts in the waters off New England.

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Milford Lab Open House

When: Saturday October 14th
Where: NEFSC Milford Laboratory, 212 Rogers Ave, Milford CT

Visit Milford Laboratory this year at our Open House to learn more about Long Island Sound and our research projects!

Learn more about Milford's annual open house »


Delaware Coast Day

When: Sunday, October 1
Where: University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes DE 19958

Observers from our Northeast Fisheries Observer Program will be at the Delaware Coast Day Sunday, October 1st from 11am to 5pm. This free, family-friendly is fun for children of all ages. Attendees can interact with scientists, tour ships, try hands-on activities, including a treasure hunt,a critter touch tanks, listen to live music, see vendor displays, and enjoy seafood favorites showcased by local chefs. Event is rain or shine. Learn more about Delaware Coast Day »


Working Waterfront Festival

When: Saturday, September 23
Where: New Bedford Steamship Pier/Fishing Heritage Center

The Working Waterfront Festival is happening on 9/23 on the Steamship Pier and at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. NEFSC's Northeast Fisheries Observer Program and Cooperative Research Branch will be represented. Learn more about the Working Waterfront Festival »


Shark Tales: Women Making Waves

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19-20
Where: New England Aquarium, Boston MA

The New England Aquarium host a symposium of female shark scientists, including NEFSC's Dr. Lisa Natanson of our Apex Predators Program. Learn more about the Shark Tales symposium »

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Submerge Marine Science Festival

When: Saturday, September 16
Where: Lower Manhattan NY

NEFSC Scientist Dr. Ashok Deshpande (Sandy Hook Lab) is participating. Learn more about the Submerge festival »


Woods Hole Science Stroll

When: Saturday, August 12, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Water Street, Woods Hole MA

EXPLORE science on the streets of Woods Hole and get an up-close view of a working research vessel. ENGAGE with people from 20 organizations and the discoveries they are making. TAKE PART in science demos, hands-on activities, and crafts for kids. Learn more »

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Download Science Stroll flyer


NOAA Fisheries Research Vessel Offers Public Tours in Boston

When: Thursday and Friday, August 10-11
Where: Harborwalk by Moakley Courthouse, Boston MA

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's 72-foot Research Vessel Gloria Michelle will be visiting Boston on August 10 and 11, giving the public an opportunity to tour the ship and to learn more about the science it conducts in the waters off New England. Learn more »


Woods Hole Diversity Initiative to Present First Ambrose Jearld Jr. Lecture

When: Thursday, July 20, 3:00 PM
Where: MBL Lillie Auditorium, Woods Hole MA

A lecture on "Inclusive Excellence in Science: Race Matters" will be given by David J. Asai, senior director of science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Learn more »

Download the flyer here!


Harvard Professor to Give Public Presentation on Diversity in Woods Hole

When: Thursday, June 8, 1:00 PM
Where: MBL Lillie Auditorium, Woods Hole MA

Defining diversity, why it matters in organizations, and how you get there is the topic of a public presentation on June 8 by Dr. Robert W. Livingston of Harvard University. The presentation will take place at MBL's Lillie Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion at 2:00 p.m. on diversity in the Woods Hole science community. Learn more »

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Endangered Species Day at NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium

When: Saturday, May 20, 12 noon - 2 pm
Where: NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium, 166 Water St, Woods Hole MA

NOAA's Woods Hole Science Aquarium will be offering a special event for the public on Saturday, May 20, in recognition of National Endangered Species Day. The event is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about endangered and protected species and the research being conducted on some of the endangered marine species at the Woods Hole Laboratory, part of NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).


Endangered Species Day and Children's Days at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum

Where: Maine Forest and Logging Museum, 17 Leonards Mills Rd., Bradley, ME 04411

When: Endangered Species Day: Saturday, May 20, 10am - 4 pm
Children's Days: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 24 - 26, 9am - 1pm

Organizers: NOAA Fisheries and the Maine Forest and Logging Museum

Contacts: Sarah Bailey (NOAA Fisheries), 207-866- 7262; Sherry Davis (Maine Forest and Logging Museum)


James J. Howard Lab Open House on Ocean Fun Day - Sandy Hook NJ

Live fish and sea creatures, interactive and educational games, a 32,000-gallon research aquarium, hands-on demonstrations and displays will be part of the annual Open House May 21 at the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Sandy Hook, NJ. Admission and parking are free.

Download the flyer here!


Endangered Species Day at the Bangor Public Library - Bangor ME

Where: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St., Bangor, ME 04401

When: Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.<

Organizers: NOAA Fisheries Service and Bangor Public Library

Contacts: Christine Lipsky (NOAA Fisheries), 207-866- 4667; Sarah Bailey (NOAA Fisheries), 207-866- 7262; Christine Erickson (Bangor Public Library)


Sea Turtles in Our Backyard - Falmouth MA

The "Sea Turtles in Our Backyard" event will take place Sunday, April 9, at the Gus Canty Center in Falmouth MA from 1-3 PM.

NEFSC has partnered up with Falmouth's 300 Committee and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and has invited many of the Cape sea turtle organizations to participate.

Check out the flyer and stop by if you can!

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