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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 

Link to past newsletters. 


Save the Date!
New England Arctic Network 
(42oN: The North Atlantic Network)
Fall 2023 Workshop  (flyer)
Thursday November 9, 2023 9:00 am– 3:30 pm 
(In-person and Virtual)
UNE North – The Center for North Atlantic Studies
University of New England, 1075 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

Please register at



  Upcoming AND ONGOING New England Events   

Fall 2022 newsletter.


The Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series - Boston University

Permafrost Pathways

 A TED-Audacious funded project led by Woodwell Climate Research Center with founding partners at Harvard Kennedy School's Arctic Initiative, Alaska Institute for Justice, and Alaska Native Science Center.  We are bringing together leading experts in climate science, policy action, and environmental justice to inform and develop adaptation and mitigation strategies to address permafrost thaw Here's an overview of our activities over the past six months. 

Systems Approaches to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA) National Research Traineeship (NRT)

University of Maine
Graduate research program fostering systems perspectives to address the challenges of complex socio-environmental changes in the Arctic. Applications for fall 2023 are open. 

The Convergent Arctic Research Perspectives and Education (CARPE)

NSF Research Traineeship program 
The University of New Hampshire

Juneau Icefield Research Program - UMaine

Student applications are open for summer 2023.

UMaine Arctic events


UNH Arctic events


Dartmouth Institute of Arctic Studies 


Harvard Arctic Initiative


UNE North

    Check the news and blog for other upcoming events

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

     Museum is open until November 18th at which point the collections and exhibits
     will move to the John and Lile Gibbons Center for Arctic Studies
     that will open in Spring 2023

USCGA Center for Arctic Study and Policy

      See Upcoming Events page

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

University of New England, University of Highlands and Islands, Agricultural University of Iceland, Tyumen, State University & SustainaMetrix.

 See the ARCTIC CALENDAR from ARCUS  for national and global events


  Recent Events  


NEAN Research Symposium at the UArctic Assembly

June 2, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Innovation Hall, University of New England, Portland
Contact for more information

NEAN Sharing Event - Spring 2022

Tuesday March 8, 2022 - 3:30-5pm (virtual) 

NEAN Annual Meeting at UNE-North 

"Engaging North Atlantic communities on issues of Arctic change "
Thank you to all who attended!   (in the news...

VIDEOS (Part I,   Part IIfrom the Fall 2021 NEAN Meeting at UNE are now available! 

(There is also a video of the online discussion available for those who attended the in-person event.  Please email for that link)

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

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

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

Toward the Next Century: Envisioning and Designing Sustainable Coastal Communities 

Coastlines and People project in partnerships with USM, UNH, MNAI, and NEAN

Social and Ecological Consequences of Recent Changes in the Arctic and Subarctic Region

Fall 2021 AGU - feature talks and posters from NEAN  



The Interconnected Northwest Atlantic, Part I: A Historic Voyage

Wilson Center, Polar Points, Dec 28, 2022
Jake Kritzer, NERACOOS and Shayla Fitzsimmons, CIOOS

Accelerating Climate Ambitions Grant Program

strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Canada
July 6, 2022 deadline

New NSF Solicitation: Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCNs)

due April 12, 2022

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 

IAPRC Arctic Reserch Plan 2022-2026

released December 2021

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