The New England Arctic Network (NEAN) will address links between Arctic change and the natural, social, and built systems throughout the Arctic and the North Atlantic Arctic region. NEAN combines the wealth of academic expertise in Arctic research across New England with researchers, stakeholders, and external partners concerned with environmental, economic, and social impacts, providing an ideal community for anticipating and responding to Arctic change and its impacts on the eastern coast of North America. ( for more)
Past Workshop Reports

Charting the Course for a New England Arctic Network

Vision for a New England Arctic Network 

It's been two years since the New England Arctic Network was founded...

How would you like to see this network evolve?  Please send ideas to

We are in the process of planning NEAN events for winter and spring and value your input!  


NSF Navigating the New Arctic 

After months of stay-at-home research, many of us are slowly returning to the the classrooms if not the field. 

Please send us notifications of online events to for posting on this page as well as through Facebook and Twitter 

NOAA Arctic Report Card for 2020 has been released 

Belfer Center’s Arctic Innovation Lab Invites Creative Solutions to Arctic Sustainability

Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center Arctic Initaitive

United States Permafrost Association  

UVM, Dartmouth, CRREL, UNH, Woodwell Climate Research Center (formerly WHRC) are currently members along with many NEAN individuals.  Please consider joining!  (flyer

"Arctic Energy Before Petroleum: Or, What Whales Can Tell Us About Writing History"

Professor Bathsheba Demuth
Tuesday October 13 at 1:00 pm EDT 
Part of the Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop series, co-sponsored by Boston University

British Museum exhibit on  Arctic culture and climate 

Many events are online

ARCUS website of NSF NNA projects is now online

Ocean Shots

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
Ideas requested by December 1, 2020

Recent Reports   

Arctic Futures 2050 Conference Report - Fall 2019 (report released spring 2020) 

Webcasts and podcasts...

hosted by the US Naval War College, the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and the US Arctic Research Commission
Other announcements: 
IARPC Collaborations virtual meetings (ongoing) 
     Join this growing community of Arctic researchers! 
Also sign up for USARC Arctic UpdatesARCUS Arctic Info, and the UArctic newsletter
  SUMMARY OF Upcoming New England Events   

UMaine Arctic 

University of Maine Arctic Research Frontiers
Tuesday, 6 October, 2:30-4 pm
Jasmine Saros and Seth Campbell both lead large Arctic research programs. In this seminar, they will introducing  these programs and highlight new opportunities for Arctic research engagement.
  • Jasmine Saros is the PI of the newly funded $3M Arctic NRT
  • Seth Campbell is the director of the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP), the longest running glacier monitoring program hosting over 80 students, faculty, and staff each summer.
Assessing the changing Arctic
Tuesday, 27 October, 2:30-4 pm
This seminar will focus on Arctic impacts and how the broader community is taking action.
  • Kristin Schild will talk about her research on ice-ocean interactions and tracking the movement and melting of icebergs.
  • Karl Kreutz will highlight UMaine's role in the University of the Arctic and plans for hosting the international annual meeting in Maine
Arctic research from a historical and social sciences perspective
Tuesday, 17 November, 2:30-4 pm.
More information coming soon.

MNAI Convenes

Webinar Series 
Sponsored by the Maine North Atlantic Institute

Pandemic Reflections: Protecting Public Health, From COVID to Climate Change

UNE's Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education 
Thursday, October 15, 12-1 pm 

Kayaks at the Art Museum! 

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Harvey Golden will discuss the history of the Inuit kayak and the amazing diversity of kayak styles from Siberia to Greenland
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. EDT

Maine and the Arctic: Building Bridges to the Future - Camden Conference

October 28, 2020 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
20-21 February 2021
Camden, ME

The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

Virtual Exhibits this fall! 

The Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series

Sponsored by Boston University and the University of Cambridge 

The Arctic Resilience Forum

Wed., Oct. 7, 2020 - Wed., Dec. 16, 2020
co-organized by the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar 

Tuesdays 8 Sept, 13 Oct, 10 Nov, 8 Dec

See the ARCTIC CALENDAR from ARCUS  for national and global events

(NEAN will be transitioning from our own calender to posting on the ARCUS calendar)


Please help us by posting Job Opportunities and Student Opportunities on the NEAN Discussion Forum 

NSF DCL: Potential Support for Community Hubs for Collaborations Between NSF-funded Arctic Researchers and Arctic Residents

Proposals accepted any time 

Introduction to Remote Sensing for Tribal Lands course

October 6-29th, Tues and Thurs 12-2 pm ET (UTC-4:00)

  in the news...   
"UNH Receives NSF Grant to Research Carbon Interactions in Thawing Arctic  - Fosters -  featuring Jessica Ernakovich from UNH
"How to Do Scientific Field Work When You Can’t Get to the Right Field " -  Wall Street Journal freaturing Dartmouth JSEP
"Emerging Science" - Ruth Varner et al. from UNH awarded NSF BII grant - UNH Today
   past new england arctic network EVENTS   



New England Artic Network poster at Gulf of Maine 2050


"The Arctic is Melting!  Is it time to Panic?" (flyer)

Nina Kirchner, Larry Mayer, Hideaki Murayama, Niklas Eklund,
Nancy Kinner (moderator) 
Tues April 9th, 4-6 pm, Huddleston Hall 
The University of New Hampshire

Charting the Course for the New England Arctic Network (NEAN)

October 3, 2018 -- The University of New Hampshire
Thanks for attending!!!

Click here for materials, agenda., and notes....


 Workshop Report (draft)  - pdf


Preparing for a Northwest Passage: A Workshop on the Role of New England in Navigating the New Arctic

March 25 - 27, 2018  -- The University of New Hampshire