Mainebiz reports on new Maine Sea Grant director

Mainebiz reported Gayle Zydlewski, an associate professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, has been named director of the Maine Sea Grant College Program, effective July 1. Zydlewski, who has a doctorate degree in oceanography from UMaine, has more than 20 years of experience as a researcher and faculty member at UMaine and Washington State University. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to join Maine Sea Grant,” Zydlewski said. “Maine Sea Grant plays such a pivotal role for Maine’s coastal communities, and I look forward to transferring my skills and expertise to this important organization in Maine. I am excited to work with a team that has established networks with a diversity of partners on the ground and connections to nationwide efforts. I expect to learn from their experiences and expand those connections in new and innovative ways to benefit the state of Maine.”