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 NEAN kickoff draft report is ready to share (download

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The NSF Navigating the New Arctic Program Solicitation is available (FAQs)

Proposals are due February 14, 2019

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

NOAA 2018 Arctic Report Card

  Upcoming Events   

Monday, December 17th Arctic "Brown Bag" Arctic Lunch     

12:00 - 1:00 pm The University of New Hampshire,  Morse 301 -  Responding to the NSF Navigating the New Arctic program solicitation
This will be a continued open and inclusive discussion to develop proposals enhanced by the New England Arctic Network.   
(Zoom link will be posted soon) 

Spring 2019 Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar Series and Symposium

Organized by the acoustics group at Brown University

Seminars at the University of New Hampshire 

Mike Rawlins
Associated Director of the Climate Systems Research Center
University of Massachusetts at Amherst  
Understanding Terrestrial Arctic Water and Carbon Cycles and the Impacts of Climate Warming 
Wednesday, November 14th 
2:30-3:30, James Hall G46
The University of New Hampshire
co-hosted by the UNH Environmental
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Darren Ranco
Associated Professor of Anthropology 
and Coordinator of Native American Research
The University of Maine at Orono
Developing a Climate Adaptation Baseline for Wabanaki Tribal Nations: Diplomacy, Research Methods and Priorities 
Wednesday, November 28th 
The University of New Hampshire
Radley Horton
Dr. Radley Horton
Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
The Earth Institute
Columbia University

Envisioning (and Shaping) High Latitude Futures 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
 Thanks to all who attended! 


  Past Workshops  

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)