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



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

Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine

Just Released! 



Exhibition Melt Down opens Friday August 2nd! (5-8 pm)

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

8th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations (IDA-8),

Webcast  now available

Fostering the Culture of Convergence Research

Proceedings from a 2019 National Academy workshop 

Greenland-US Research Cooperation: Exploring a New Model for Research in Greenland

Mon 9 Sept 2019 12:30-4:30 , Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. 

Report on the Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research 2019-2020

United States Arctic Research Council

A Strategic Plan for the Arctic Council: Recommendations for Moving Forward

Ambassador David Balton, Fran Ulmer

Canada defines its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean   

submission associated with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

US Coast Guard Releases its Arctic Strategic Outlook

Release on April 22, 2019

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 Has Been Released for Review
  in the news...   

"Exhibition at Colby shows Wabanaki art as it is today"

"UNH Graduate Student, Jesse Ross, Named 2020 Knauss Fellowship Finalist"

Congratulations to Jesse Ross and advisor Nancy Kinner! 

"Telling the Untold Stories of Peary's Arctic Voyages"

Featuring Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine from Bowdoin, written by Symone Marie Holloway

"Trump’s New Arctic Policy Has a Familiar Ring"

Rebecca Pincus 

"A Strategic Plan for the Arctic Council" 

David Balton and Fran Ulmer 

"The poisons released by melting Arctic ice"

BBC News - featuring Sue Natali from WHRC

"From crisis to resilience in the Arctic"

Joel Clement
June 20, 2019


  Upcoming New England Events   


Wíwənikan…the beauty we carry

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

Exhibition Melt Down 

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

GMRI Sea State Series

Lectures and interactive discussions on  Aquaculture 
(choose from June 18, July 11, Aug 29  5:30-7:30, GMRI, Portland, ME)

2019 National Marine Educators Association

July 21-25, 2019 
Durham, NH 

Dr. Brian Stevens  -

"Wildlife Disease Surveillance – the Canadian Way" 
     Thurs July 18
     10 am Morse Hall 401
     All are welcome! Come hear about the local, regional and national mechanics of a national wildlife health network
     as well as the factors and challenges of working with local communities in Nunavut
     Sponsored by the WON NH Speaker Series: Wildlife and One Health Group of New Hampshire 

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)
          Bowdoin Students Explore the Arctic. (Apr 23 - Aug 25)

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

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) 

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)