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Planetary Health Council, UNE NORTH host presentation on climate change

The University of New England Planetary Health Council and UNE NORTH hosted "Sea Change" in November.
The University of New England Planetary Health Council and UNE NORTH hosted "Sea Change" in November.

December 17, 2019

(Left to Right): Keith Ellenbogen; Susan Farady, J.D.; and Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ph.D, M.S.
(Left to Right): Keith Ellenbogen; Susan Farady, J.D.; and Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ph.D, M.S.

The University of New England Planetary Health Council recently organized a campus presentation focused on climate change and its potential effects on sea life, fisheries, and marine law in the Gulf of Maine.

UNE NORTH: The Institute for North Atlantic Studies in Portland hosted the presentation “Sea Change: Investigating & Illuminating Maine’s Changing Coasts” in November. Featured speakers included acclaimed underwater photographer, Keith Ellenbogen, and Susan E. Farady, J.D., UNE assistant professor of marine affairs. 

Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ph.D., M.S., executive director of UNE NORTH, welcomed the audience and introduced the presentation. 

Ellenbogen discussed his experiences as an underwater photographer and shared captivating photography of sea life in the Gulf of Maine, with an emphasis on environmental conservation.

Farady explored how climate change could impact fisheries in Maine and the U.S., including legal and management implications.

More than 50 attendees came to the event, including UNE students, professional staff, faculty, and members of the general public. 

The UNE Planetary Health Council was formed in April 2017 after UNE joined the Harvard-led Planetary Health Alliance, an international consortium of more than 200 universities, non-governmental organizations, and other partners with the shared mission of advancing planetary health.  

Learn more about Planetary Health at UNE.

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