The Center for Maritime Research (MARE)—People and the Sea VII Conference
The Center for Maritime Research (MARE)—People and the Sea VII Conference. Rutgers Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, Ariele Baker, recently attended the 7th People and the Sea Conference in Amsterdam this past June through a travel grant provided by the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. The conference was sponsored by the Center for Maritime Research. Ariele, along with two other Rutgers Ph.D. students, Angela Oberg, student in Planning at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Julia Flagg, a PhD student in Sociology at Rutgers. They were part of an interdisciplinary team researching the effects of Hurricane Sandy on fishing communities in New Jersey. Their research is focused on the ways different fishing communities experienced Sandy, with preliminary results showing differential effects between commercial and recreational fishing communities.