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 

ARCUS has just released an ARCTIC CALENDAR 

(NEAN will be transitioning from our own calender to posting on the ARCUS calendar)

IARPC is seeking input for the next 5-year research plan 

comments due 2 July 2020  (extended until 2 Aug 2020) 

Operating Short-Term to Long-Term through the COVID-19 Pandemic: Negotiating a Global Renaissance with Science Diplomacy

Paul Berkman, Tufts Fletcher School  - presented at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation

Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative Takes Students on a Virtual Field Study to Greenland

The Arctic in U.S. National Identity (2019) is available

online survey to explore the role of the Arctic in U.S. national identity

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

open for applications (due May 11, 2020)


24 March 2020 | Orono, Maine
Fran Ulmer will speak 23 March at noon 
Rapid Arctic Change: Why does it matter and how can the science community help?

Oil Spill Modeling for Improved Response to Arctic Maritime Spills (AMSM)

ADAC-funded project led by UNH, Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC), and Center for Spills and Environmental Hazards (CSE)
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"Arctic Climate Change and Maine"

Paul Mayewski, UMaine Orono
Maine Pubic Radio - now availabe on podcast

Exhibition: Christina Seely 

Open through 8 March 2020
Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth
Features "Dissonance," filmed this summer on the melting Greenland ice sheet 

Synoptic Arctic Survey Report

from May 2019 Woods Hole, MA meeting   
Now available

Arctic Leaders’ Summit Declaration and Declaration of the First Arctic Youth Leaders’ Summit 

Representatives of Indigenous peoples’ organizations of the Arctic have identified priorities and actions for climate change and sustainable communities. 


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

Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine

Continue to follow MOSAIC!

The Ice Pod Podcast

Recent Reports   

Arctic Futures 2050 Conference Report - Fall 2019 (report released spring 2020) 
Fostering the Culture of Convergence Research Proceedings from a 2019 National Academy workshop 
INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
UN High Seas Treaty - First Draft of the U.N. Law of the Sea “BBNJ” Agreement on Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
AMAP Climate Change Update 2019.  An Update to Key Findings of Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017.
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
  SUMMARY OF Upcoming New England Events   

Click here to see upcoming events outside of New England

Northern Imaginaries, MNAI Convenes

with Dr. Libby Bischof and Dr. Donna Cassidy
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Conference | COVID-19 Impacts in the Arctic

hosted by the US Naval War College, the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and the US Arctic Research Commission

May. 19 – 20, 2020  12:00pm – 4:45pm

Maine Science Festival (canceled)

March 18-22, 2020 in Bangor, ME
Featuring The Warming Sea, an original symphonic composition on climate change in the Gulf of Maine! 

113th USARC Meeting  (postponed until next fall)

24 March 2020 | Orono, Maine
Fran Ulmer will speak 23 March at noon

Northeast Glaciology Meeting (postponed until next fall)

3-4 September, 2020
UMaine Orono

Visualizing Maine and the North Atlantic

Date: April 29, 2020 
Time: 1 P.M.
Platform: Zoom Webinar

The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World (through Dec 31)
Colorful Arctic: Donald B. MacMillan’s Lantern Slides. January 7, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Please help us by posting Job Opportunities and Student Opportunities on the NEAN Discussion Forum 

Arctic-FROST - “The Role of Education in Sustainable Development in the Arctic”

April 20-21, 2020, Anchorage, AK

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

various deadlines 

NSF INCLUDES Planning Grants

03 Dec 2019; 13 Jul 2020

“Gender in Polar Research: Gendered field work conditions, epistemologies and legacies”

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

  in the news...   
Featuring Florencia Fahnestock and Julie Bryce from UNH
Featuring Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine from Bowdoin, written by Symone Marie Holloway
"Exhibition at Colby shows Wabanaki art as it is today"
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
   past new england arctic network EVENTS   

Please send us links to workshop materials or online videos of seminars to post



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