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Genevieve LeMoine: Return to Etah
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Genevieve LeMoine: Return to Etah

  • Bowdoin College / Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom (map)
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Genevieve LeMoine, Curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, spent the summer of 2016 at Etah, Northwest Greenland, excavating Thule and Late Dorset archaeology sites. She and her collaborators hoped to uncover clues about what happened to the Dorset people who lived in the area around 1200 or 1300 AD. The rare multi-component site they investigated is in danger of being eroded by rising sea levels due to global warming. Dr. LeMoine, who posted updates on Twitter using a satellite messenger service, will talk about her team's discoveries and reflect on how fieldwork has changed one hundred years after Donald MacMillan was in the area trying to communicate with the world using an early radio.

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.jsp?bid=837309&rid=97986

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

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Louie Porta: A Living Landscape
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Louie Porta: A Living Landscape

  • Bowdoin College / Moulton Union, Main Lounge (map)
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The Arctic is vitally important to Canada, making up sixty-eight percent of its coastline and playing a central role in its identity as a northern country. The loss of summer sea ice is opening the Northwest Passage to the commerce of which early explorers dreamed. The mythical qualities projected by questing Europeans have little resonance with those for whom the region is home. Rather, it is a known land, imbued with the rich spiritual connections that bind humans and animals within a single living landscape. 

Louie Porta explores whether or not a changing Arctic creates a grand if fleeting opportunity to chart a new course in Arctic conservation and economic development by fully engaging the indigenous peoples of northern Canada.

Porta is Policy Director/Consultant for the Pew Charitable Trusts' Oceans North Canada Program. He has a master’s degree in resource and environmental management from Dalhousie University. He conducts interdisciplinary research in community-based resource management and co-management, community consultation practices in settled land claim areas, Arctic marine mammal and fisheries science/management, environmental assessment, and oil and gas rights issuance. 

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Location: Moulton Union, Main Lounge

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.jsp?bid=837310&rid=97987

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

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Climate Change: The Arctic Council and Maine
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Change: The Arctic Council and Maine

  • Saint Joseph's College / Viola George Auditorium, Alfond Hall (map)
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The melting of the polar ice caps has opened up new economic potential in the Arctic Circle. But climate change and increased human activity have ecological impact. Tom Barry, fresh from the Arctic Council meeting in Portland, will discuss threats to Arctic biodiversity and how what happens in the Arctic has consequences around the globe, including here in Maine. 

Contact:
Jean Maginnis
jmaginnis@sjcme.edu

More Info:
https://www.sjcme.edu/arctic-council/

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USM: Lightning Workshops
Oct
4
11:45 AM11:45

USM: Lightning Workshops

11:45am - 12:15pm Justin Levesque
ICELANDx207: Sailing The Green Line with Justin Levesque

Levesque describes Eimskips Green Line as "the invisible thread that connects our two cities, countries, cultures and economies." That experience was recorded in a nine-episode podcast that provides a glimpse inside the ship and from the seafarers who spend their lives dedicated to the work found at sea.

12:15pm - 12:45pm Ross Hickey & Eric James
Navigating the Ocean of Regulations: Helping businesses understand the regulatory process in Maine and the North Atlantic with Ross Hickey, Assistant Provost of Research Integrity; and Eric James, Policy Associate, Maine Regulatory Training and Ethic Center

As part of an award from the Maine Economic Investment Fund, USM is developing a pilot project to help companies within the New England Ocean Cluster to navigate the regulatory process that too often hinders their development. Through the pilot, U.S. companies wishing to export goods and North Atlantic companies wishing to import goods to the U.S. receive technical assistance and training relating to the regulations they encounter while expanding their markets. Representatives from MeRTEC will provide an overview of the pilot project as well as other initiatives MeRTEC is building to empower business start-ups to successfully navigate the ocean of regulations.

12:45 - 1:15pm Ian Fowler
The Northwest Passage: Navigating Old Beliefs and New Realities with Ian Fowler of the Osher Map Library

This presentation will explore how the idea of the Northwest Passage first began 16th century, a history of major explorations and boondoggles involving the Northwest Passage. The end of the presentation will deal with its eventual discovery in the 19th century and the effects climate change have had on the navigability of the passage.

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USM: Lightning Workshops
Oct
3
11:30 AM11:30

USM: Lightning Workshops

11:30-12pm Patrick Arnold
The New England Cluster House; innovation in a Maritime Economy with owner, Patrick Arnold

Using the resources and context unique to the state, the New England Ocean Cluster (NEOC) promotes dynamic networks and relationships among businesses and entrepreneurs in the marine industry to collectively drive new ideas forward and surface opportunities for collaboration. Through stronger networks and cooperation, the NEOC aims to increase the cluster`s competitiveness on a global scale.

12pm - 12:30pm MPH Students
Learning the Arctic Way; Public Health in Iceland with Masters in Public Health Students. 

Students in the Masters of Public Health program talk about their experience learning in Iceland.

12:30 - 1pm Evelyn Greenlaw
Experience Iceland with Evelyn Greenlaw, Coordinator of Lewiston-Auburn College Library

Evelyn will share her personal traveling experience including tips and tidbits on traveling around Iceland using the network of 35 (very different) Hosteling International hostels.

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Our Changing Arctic: Stewardship and Leadership for the Twenty-First Century
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Our Changing Arctic: Stewardship and Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

  • Bowdoin College / Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Building (map)
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Margaret Williams, Managing Director of the World Wildlife Fund's Arctic Program, will discuss the challenges facing the Arctic region, including increased ship traffic, development projects, human-animal conflicts, and global warming - all taking place in an international arena. In her talk she will address some of these challenges, as well as the opportunities they present.

Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund and the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Location: Bowdoin College, Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
Event Type: Meeting
Sponsor: Arctic Museum

More Info:
http://www.bowdoin.edu/calendar/event.jsp?bid=835695&rid=97636

Contact:
Julie Santorella
jsantore@bowdoin.edu

 

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