Announcements and Events
Current / Upcoming
World Fish Migration Day
When: April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, East Orland, Maine
Come discover Maine’s migratory fish, including river herring, American eels, and Atlantic salmon.
Lecture: Underwater Yellowstones
When: April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM
Where: New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford MA
NEFSC's Jenni Stanley will talk about using remote hydrophones recorders to listen to sounds in 4 national sanctuaries as part of a program on marine sanctuaries off the coast.
2018 Ecosystem Based Fishery Management (EBFM) Strategy ReviewWhen: April 30-May 4, 2018
Where: Woods Hole MA
Scientific review of prototype Fisheries Ecosystem Plan for Georges Bank. Information on the structure and function of the Georges Bank ecosystem, as well as the prototype ecosystem plan, will be presented to peer reviewers by scientists from NOAA Fisheries and research partners in the region.
Sandy Hook Open House/Ocean Fun Day
When: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, May 20, 2018
Where: James J. Howard Lab, Sandy Hook NJ
Our lab in Sandy Hook will hold its annual Open House/Ocean Fun Day on May 20 this year.
Inspired by Nature for Ages 9-12
When: June 25-29, 2018
Where: Cape Cod Conservatory, Falmouth MA
Our NOEPS team, in collaboration with Woods Hole Sea Grant and others, is participating in this event, exploring “progression” and how it influences science, technology, art, music, history, and every part of our daily existence.
PTNS Port Meetings
When: March 7 - April 13, 2018
Where: Various around New England; see all dates »
The NEFSC team that spearheaded the PTNS redesign will be in major ports and at the Maine Fishermen's Forum to talk about and demonstrate the system and help people understand the changes.
Mariners Needed to Work on NOAA Ships
OMAO has current openings for people qualified as wage mariners for jobs as able-bodied seamen, fishermen, and general vessel assistants.
Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) Spring Symposium
When: March 24, 2018
Where: Narragansett ME
Join us as we present and facilitate speakers, panels, small group discussions, and workshops focus on mentoring and career path choices in the context of women in the field of marine science.
Maine Fishermen's Forum
When: March 1-3, 2018
Where: Rockport ME
The Maine Fishermen's Forum hosts fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government and other stakeholders to collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, the latest in technology, the environment and more.
Falmouth Public Schools Science and Engineering Fair
When: March 3, 2018
Where: Falmouth High School Field House, Falmouth MA
The Falmouth Science & Engineering Fair is an annual science & engineering fair held at Falmouth High School, featuring students from grades K-12.
Woods Hole Black History Month Events
When: February 22, 2018
Where: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA
Woods Hole Black History Month events will focus on the achievements of blacks in the Vietnam War, with a February 22 film, panel discussion and the annual Harambee.
Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems ForumWhen: 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.'
Milford Aquaculture SeminarWhen: 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.
Coastal & Estuarine Research FederationWhen: 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.
Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine MammalsWhen: October 22-27, 2017
Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Some NEFSC staff members will be presenting important research at this conference.
NOAA Research Vessel Gloria Michelle in New BedfordWhen: 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.
Milford Lab Open HouseWhen: 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!
Delaware Coast DayWhen: 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 FestivalWhen: 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 WavesWhen: 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
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.
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
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!