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 


New England Arctic Network
Spring 2021 Sharing Event

Monday, April 5th 3-5 pm 

Thanks for joining us!  




  SUMMARY OF Upcoming New England Events   

The Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series

Monday, May 10 | 11:00 am ET (4:00 pm UK time) | Register to attend
“Cloudberries and Icebreakers: Filming Real and Imagined Journeys in the Russian Arctic”
Ruth Maclennan

UMaine Arctic 

April 12-16 -  Arctic Impacts on Maine: A panel discussion for Maine Impact Week 
May 13 -  Spring Semester Seminar Series: Economics and wellbeing in the Arctic area

UNE North

April 14, 2021 4:30-6:00 

UNH Arctic events

     UNH Sidore Series 
          March 30th 4-5:30 pm Co-Producing Knowledge for a Sustainable World 
          April 22nd 4-5:30 pm The Power of Storytelling in Indigenous Ways of Knowing
     Earth Science Chapman Colloquium 
     CCOM seminars

MNAI Convenes

Webinar Series 
Sponsored by the Maine North Atlantic Institute

The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

     Qamutit: Greenland Sled Portraits  
     Arctic Spring Virtual Exhibit  
     Dressing It Up: Beadwork in Northern Communities  
     Blossoming Tundra: The Photography of Rutherford Platt  
     Caught in the Middle: the Tragic Life of Minik Wallace  
     Colorful Arctic: Donald B. MacMillan’s Lantern Slides  

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar 


Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions

Global Council for Science and the Environment 
co-facilitated by Darren Ranco at UMaine 

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)



Dear Colleague Letter: Update on NSF's Efforts to Improve the Inclusion of Local and Indigenous Voices in Arctic Research 

NSF launches a new website on Local and Indigenous Communty Engagement 

Draft IAPRC Plan open for public comments 

NSF Navigating the New Arctic 

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Data and Sample Reuse in Polar Research

Toward the Next Century: Envisioning and Designing Sustainable Coastal Communities

A Series of Virtual Workshops for Northern New England Coastal Communities  - March 17th and March 31st 

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

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

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

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

(note...this discussion forum still exists but is not very active)

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

Proposals accepted any time 

  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