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)


The University of Maine at Orono has launched its new Arctic website

Draft of a New England Arctic Network Vision

Please send comments

Please sign up for NEAN Working Groups (Click here to join

US Coast Guard Releases its Arctic Strategic Outlook

Release on April 22, 2019
Call for Input - Draft 2019 Long Range Science Plan
U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office 
Input submission deadline: 17 May 2019

Call for Expressions of Interest - Author for Scoping Document

Updating Polar Science and Global Change Resource Book 
Application deadline: 10 May 2019

Recent national and international reports and conferences

Bowdoin to Build Barry Mills Hall and New Center for Arctic Studies

Online Survey: Potentials and Expectations of the Agreement on Enhancing Arctic Scientific Cooperation.

The survey will be open until February 28th, 2019.   April 30th, 2019

Resilience in Rapidly Changing Arctic Systems, proposals close June 14, 2019.

Belmont Forum proposals due 14 June 2019

NSF DCL - Repurposing the Alaska Transportable Array to Support Observations of Arctic Environmental Change

  Upcoming Events   

What People Know: Asking About the Arctic on U.S. General-Public Surveys"

 Lawrence Hamilton
Friday, 3 May 2019 at 12:00-1:00 p.m
Register to attend webinar  

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Symposium

29 May 2019
Brown University

The University of Maine 2019 Arctic Seminars

Tues Apr 23, 2:30-4:30 in Room 57 Stodder
                Lee Karp-Boss, School of Marine Sciences
                Rick Wahle, School of Marine Sciences and Director, Lobster Institute 
                Moderator: Kreg Ettenger, Anthropology and Maine Folklife Center

The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

          Dogs at Work in the North  (Jan 22 - Apr 21)
          A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World (Mar 26 - Dec 31)
          Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North (through Dec 31)
          Bowdoin Students Explore the Arctic. (Apr 23 - Aug 25)



Please send links to workshop materials or online videos of past seminars 

"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) 

This event was a follow-up to the March 2018 NSF Convergence NNA "Preparing for a Northwest Passage: a Workshop on the Role of New England in Navigating the New Arctic." The goal of this meeting is to explore activities and next steps for the New England Arctic Network, responding to links between Arctic change and North America’s East Coast with a particular focus on the North Atlantic, New England, and the Gulf of Maine.


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
Wikimedia Commons - N.V. Deremer

 Workshop Report  (Executive Summary)     


"Preparing for a Northwest Passage: A Workshop on the Role of New England in Navigating the New Arctic"  paired two of NSF's 10 Big Ideas: Navigating the New Arctic and Growing Convergence Research at NSF.  During this event, participants assessed economic, environmental, and social impacts of Arctic change on New England and established convergence research initiatives to prepare for, adapt to, and respond to these effects. Shipping routes through an ice-free Northwest Passage in combination with modifications to ocean circulation and regional climate patterns linked to Arctic ice melt will affect trade, fisheries, tourism, coastal ecology, air and water quality, animal migration, and demographics not only in the Arctic but also in lower latitude coastal regions such as New England. With profound changes on the horizon, this is a critical opportunity for New England to prepare for uncertain yet inevitable economic and environmental impacts of Arctic change.  (Click here for more)