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 

NEAN Slides presented by Holly Parker (UNE-North) to UMaine Arctic 


  SUMMARY OF Upcoming New England Events   

The Convergent Arctic Research Perspectives and Education (CARPE)

NSF Research Traineeship program 
Accepting application for Fall 2022!  
The University of New Hampshire

Juneau Icefield Research Program - student applications open! 

UNE leadership of UArctic Thematic Network: Bioregional Planning for Resilient Rural Communities

October 15th 10-11 a.m. EDT
Hosts: University of New England, University of Highlands and Islands, Agricultural University of Iceland, Tyumen, State University & SustainaMetrix.

We're All in the Same Boat -  NERACOOS and CIOOS Atlantic

Featuring discussions with local experts on scientific, economic, and policy issues facing coastal communities spanning the Arctic to the Northeastern seaboard of the United States. Each of the three seminars will coincide with part of the voyage of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, which has partnered with Canada to undertake a research cruise circumnavigating North America

The Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series

3rd Meeting of the Assembly of UArctic - June 2022

Wed, Jun 01, 2022 - Fri, Jun 03, 2022
Portland, Maine, USA
(May 31st there will be a pre-meeting for North American UArctic members) 

UMaine Arctic 

Tuesday 30 November (2-3:30 pm):
Speakers TBD (reach out if interested in speaking or in a particular topic)

UNH Arctic events

     UNH Sidore Series - Videos of events are on the website
     Earth Science Chapman Colloquium 
     CCOM seminars

MNAI Convenes

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The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar  (flyer)

Tuesday 09 November 2021 (1200-1300 EST)
Peter Narins College of Life Sciences
Tuesday 14 December 2021 (1200-1300 EST)
Exploring the mechanisms driving behavioural responses to anthropogenic noise in a keystone mammal
Graeme Shannon

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)



President Biden Appoints New USARC Chair and Commissioners

Congratulations Jacqueline Richter-Menge, of Lyme, New Hampshire.  Good to see you back on the Commission! 

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has approved on ethical engagement with Indigenous knowledge

Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP21) and 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE)

Virtual.  October 24-29, 2021. 

New England Arctic Network Spring 2021 Sharing Event - CLICK HERE TO SEE A SUMMARY

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

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

Proposals accepted any time 

NSF launches a new website on Local and Indigenous Communty Engagement 

Draft IAPRC Plan - in revision

NSF Navigating the New Arctic 

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

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 

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)

Recent Reports   

Army Arctic Strategy - March 2021
Arctic Futures 2050 Conference Report - Fall 2019 (report released spring 2020) 
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

Dear Colleague Letter: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research 

  in the news...   

"MGIMO Opens Center for Science Diplomacy" - Featuring Paul Berkman from Harvard
"Burkins Named Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies" - Congratulations Melody Burkins from Darmouth! 
"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