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)


NSF Navigating the New Arctic -- New deadline  - March 4, 2019

White papers from the EU-PolarNet White Paper Workshop Sept 2018 are now available

OPP Advisory Committee invites review and comment on "An Advisory Overview for the Office of Polar Programs"

Deadline February 12, 2019

March Workshop Report

"Preparing for a Northwest Passage: A Workshop on the Role of New England in Navigating the New Arctic"
 is now available for citation at

October 3rd NEAN Kickoff Report 

Click here for suggestions on ways to include NEAN in Broader Impacts or NEAN activities in the budget description of your proposals.

New England Arctic Network Vision

Please send comments

NSF Navigating the New Arctic Program Solicitation (FAQs)

Proposals are due February 14, 2019 March 4, 2019

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

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.  

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


Indigenous Initiatives Fellow, Arctic Funders Collaborative

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Application deadline: 27 March 2019
  Upcoming Events   

Structure and functioning of boreal peatlands under changing climate

Prof. Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, University of Eastern Finland
Monday, Feb 18, 2019
2:10-3:00 pm, Morse Hall 301 
The University of New Hampshire

Spring 2019 Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar Series and Symposium

Organized by the acoustics group at Brown University
19 Feb 12:00-13:00  Marine mammal monitoring on Navy ranges, Dr. Stephanie Watwood
12 Mar 12:00-13:00 Use of non-conventional signal respresentation for improving performance in a CNN-based bird call classifier Dr. Shyam Madhusudhana and PAM and the Toadfish: an ecosystem based managment love story Dr. Michelle Fournet
16 Apr 12:00-13:00 Foliage echoes and the acoustic environment of bat biosonar Dr. Rolf Müller and Analysis of bat echoes in the context of man-made SONAR
Dr. Michael Roan
29 May  Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Symposium

Belfer Center Arctic Initiative Seminar 

Speakers: Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission; Senior Fellow, Arctic Initiative; Elizabeth Arnold, Journalist
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Taubman Building - WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Room 102
Professor Nicholas Burns and Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States
Wed Feb 13, 2019
8:30 - 10 am

The University of Maine 2019 Arctic Seminars

Tues Feb 26, 2:30-4:30  in Room 48 Stodder
Dan Hayes, School of Forest Resources: Ecosystem-Climate Feedbacks in the Arctic: An Overview of Terrestrial Ecology Research Campaigns in Permafrost Regions
Darryl Lyon, Maine Army National Guard: Ensuring a Peaceful Arctic Future: Resolving Paradoxes in Words and Deeds
Moderator Natalie Springuel, SeaGrant
Tues Mar 26, 2:30-4:30 in Room 57 Stodder
 Karl Kreutz, School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute
 Jacquelyn Gill, School of Biology and Ecology and Climate Change Institute
  Moderator: Jasmine Saros, School of Biology and Ecology and Climate Change Institute
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

Maine-North Atlantic & Arctic Education Consortium -- Collaborative Showcase 2019 

April 4, 2019  4:00-6:30 pm,  Danielle N. Ripich Commons
The University of New England. Biddeford, Maine
Poster Submissions deadline February 8, 2019

Ólöf Nordal: Visiting Artist Talk  - The University of Southern Maine

April 10, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glickman Family Library, 7th floor Events Room, Portland

The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

      Family Day at the Arctic Museum!
          You Are An Arctic Explorer!
          Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10:00am-12:30pm.
          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)

The Arctic Science Integration Quest  (ASIAQ)

The ASIAQ 3 Science Workshop will be hosted by UNH! 
April 8-9, 2019

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)