Strong, marine policy efforts featured in Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald published a feature article on Aaron Strong, an assistant professor of marine policy at the University of Maine, as part of its “Meet” series. Strong said he loves being part of UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. “I can work with our oceanographers on problems from the global scale down to right here in Maine,” he said, adding UMaine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions is an added bonus. “It is one of the reasons I wanted to work at the University of Maine to start out with,” he said. As part of the steering committee for the Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership, Strong is working to gather more data about on-shore sources of contributing factors to acidification, according to the article. “What we realized as a scientific community, that changed the game, is that there are drivers of acidification that we might have an ability to control,” Strong said. “We can adapt. It’s not going to fix the whole ocean, but it will maybe make a difference for the species and the local economy that you care about.”