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)


Draft of a New England Arctic Network Vision

University of the Arctic (UArctic) meeting in Stockholm - 18-20 September

New England members include the Univeristy of New England, Tufts, UMaine Climate Change Institute, Dartmouth, Antioch, Center for Circumpolar Studies and new member institutions the University of Southern Maine and the Univeristy of New Hampshire


Recently Released! 

Peary's Arctic Quest: Untold Stories from Robert E. Peary’s North Pole Expeditions

Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine

Recent webcasts now avaialble...

Arctic Futures 2050 - SEARCH  -- 4-6 September, 2019

Recent Reports   

Fostering the Culture of Convergence Research Proceedings from a 2019 National Academy workshop 
Canada defines its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean - the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
Draft UN High Seas Treaty - First Draft of the U.N. Law of the Sea “BBNJ” Agreement on Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

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

various deadlines 

Workshop: Transdisciplinary Research on the Changing Arctic and its Global Impacts: Enhancing Capacity for Convergence Science

October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019, Irvine, CA -- sponsored by NSF NNA 
Applications for in person attendance Sept 23rd  (virtual registration open until Oct 29) 

Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) Funding Opportunity

Stressing the System - Managing a Complex Arctic Crisis -- due 7 October 2019

PolarTREC Program 2020-2021 

STEM at the Poles! Research Experiences for Formal and Informal Educators in the Polar Regions
Educator Application Deadline: Monday, 7 October 2019; Researcher Application Deadline: Monday, 14 October 2019

NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants

03 Dec 2019; 13 Jul 2020

A two-day workshop in the framework of Arctic Science Summit Week 2020, Akureyri, Iceland, 29-30(TBC) March 2020

  in the news...   
Congratulations to Jesse Ross and advisor Nancy Kinner! 
Featuring Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine from Bowdoin, written by Symone Marie Holloway
Rebecca Pincus 
David Balton and Fran Ulmer 
BBC News - featuring Sue Natali from WHRC
Joel Clement
  Upcoming New England Events   

Click here to see upcoming events outside of New England

Building an Indigenous Climate Resilience Network

Chris Caldwell, Sustainable Development Institute, College of Menominee Nation
UMass Amherst -- September 18, 12:00 pm ET

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar Series

10 Sep 2019  (12:00-13:00) - Soundscape metrics and indices
Bruce Martin, JASCO Applied Sciences and Dalhousie University
08 Oct 2019 (12:00 -13:00) - Agroacoustics and biotremology: using substrate‐borne noise to detect and deter insect pests
Valerio Mazzoni, Fondazione Edmund Mach Research and Innovation Center  Sustainable Ecosystems and Bioresources
12 Nov 2019 (12:00-13:00) -- Developing a biomimetic acoustic deterrent to reduce bat mortalities at wind turbines  
Mike Smotherman, Texas A&M University
10 Dec 2019 (12:00-13:00) -- Using acoustic mapping technology to understand the Gulf of Maine ecosystem
Jennifer Dijkstra, University of New Hampshire

2019 Boston Science Diplomacy Dissertation Enhancement Workshop

October 10 -11, 2019.  The University of Massachusetts

Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry

Colby Museum of Art
July 20, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Exhibition Melt Down 


Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME
August 2- September 21
includes USM Art Professor Jan Piribeck and Art Alum Justin Levesque from the University of Southern Maine

The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

          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)

Ocean Discovery Day 

October 18-19, 2019
The University of New Hampshire

Lindsay Olson, The Art and Science of Sounds and the Sea 

The Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire
October 16, 2019 at noon 

Gulf of Maine 2050

November 4 – 8, 2019
The Westin Portland Harborview | Portland, Maine, US

UMaine Arctic "Share-out"

Sharing Arctic research, education, and outreach (posters) to find potential collaborators
November 14, 2019 
4:00-6:00 pm

NERACOOS 2019 annual meeting

December 6, 2019 in Portsmouth, NH

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) 


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