‘Unprecedented’ Boat Traffic Off Maine’s Coast Creates COVID-19 Challenge

8/12/2020 - By Eric Russell. While some potential out-of-state visitors have likely been deterred by Maine’s two-week quarantine or negative testing requirements, one area hasn’t seen any slowdown: the open water. Harbormasters, marine patrol officials and boat dealers all agree that 2020 has been the busiest season in recent memory in coves,… SEE MORE

‘Extremely Active’ Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

8/12/2020 - Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The agency released its annual August update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook,… SEE MORE
Dr Jyotika Virmani

“Women on the Water” with Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director at the Schmidt Institute for Ocean Exploration

8/10/2020 - Dr. Virmani, Executive Director of the Schmidt Institute, joins Anastasia Fischer, President of US Harbors for the 5th episode in our "Women on the Water" video series. Dr. Virmani, in addition to guiding one of the leading programs facilitating the mapping of our ocean floors is an established ocean atmosphere… SEE MORE