Stephen M. Dickson Named Maine State Geologist

December 7, 2021

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AUGUSTA - Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal recently announced Stephen M. Dickson as State Geologist with the Bureau of Resource Information and Land Use Planning's (BRILUP) Maine Geological Survey (MGS). Dickson was most recently the department's Acting State Geologist and BRILUP Director. He succeeds Robert Marvinney, who retired earlier this year, as Maine's fifteenth State Geologist.

Dickson joined MGS in 1986 after graduating from the University of Rhode Island. With MGS, he has served as State Marine Geologist (2000-2021), Marine Geologist (1990-1999), and Senior Geologist (1986-1989). He holds a Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Maine, an M.S. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.A. in Environmental Sciences from Wesleyan University.

Stephen is a Maine Licensed Geologist and holds membership with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Geological Society of America (GSA), Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and Geological Society of Maine (GSM). Stephen co-chairs the Science and Technology Subcommittee of the Maine Climate Council and co-authored the Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and Its Effects in Maine Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge chapter.

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