Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, University of Maine

Data Center Description
The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research
has a diverse interdisciplinary mission focusing on environmental research,
graduate education and outreach. In all these activities, the Mitchell Center
is working to provide Maine's citizens and policy-makers with unbiased and
credible information that can enhance efforts to achieve healthy ecosystems,
strong communities, and robust economies. We are committed to forming
productive partnerships with government agencies, non-governmental
organizations, and the private sector to increase the relevance and utility of
our programs.

The Mitchell Center is recognized as one of the premier environmental research
institutions in Maine, and, as Maine's congressionally-authorized Water Center,
we are involved in state-wide water resources research. We continue to build on
our reputation by promoting interdisciplinary research with other UMaine
faculty, with federal and state agencies, and with other research collaborators
both regionally and nationally. Research topics focus on a variety of physical,
chemical, and biological processes that influence the quantity and quality of
water resources. Our research examines connections among land, air, and water,
including linkages between freshwater and marine systems. The solution to many
challenging environmental problems requires an understanding of
human-environment interactions as well as environmental systems. Thus, in
addition to our collaboration with environmental scientists and engineers, we
also work in research partnerships with experts in economics, sociology,
education, business, public policy, law, and other disciplines.

Mission and Goals

As one of the network of congressionally-authorized water centers located at
each Land Grant University, the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for
Environmental and Watershed Research has a diverse interdisciplinary mission as
a focal point for environmental research, K-G education, and outreach:

* to promote world-class caliber collaborative research among Maine faculty and
external scientists,
* to facilitate the quest for research funding for the UMS and government
scientists,
* to enhance training of future water resource professionals through research
experiences and coursework,
* to offer information, guidance and environmental education as a public
service to individuals, groups, and organizations.

[Source: http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/about_us/]


Data Center URL
URL: http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/