Along Maine’s stunning coastline, vulnerable communities wrestle with the inevitable rise of the sea caused by the warming ocean. Communities are already being forced to make costly upgrades to vulnerable infrastructure and, in some cases, rethink ways and patterns of life they have had for generations.
The Maine Monitor explored these issues in a recent feature piece, "The Unstoppable Ocean: 10 Stories from the Edge of Maine." Journalists visited 10 communities along the coast to observe the impact of the rising sea, and how the state and local communities are tackling it. The project was supported as part of the Pulitzer Center's nationwide Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.
The solutions that emerge will not be simple, nor will they be the same from one place to the next. The Maine Monitor, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), and the Buck Lab at Colby College invite you to be a part of the ongoing conversation and join us for a panel discussion on November 16, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm EST at GMRI.
We have brought together an interdisciplinary panel of experts to share insights, hear your thoughts, and tackle tough questions.
- Kate Cough, climate/environment reporter, The Maine Monitor
- Alison McKellar, town council, Camden, Maine
- Alex MacLean, photographer
- Hannah Baranes, postdoctoral researcher, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute
- Peter Slovinsky, marine geologist, Maine Geological Survey
Registration is required for limited, in-person seating. Virtual participation is also available.