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. (...click for more)
Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine
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
Mon 9 Sept 2019 12:30-4:30 , Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
United States Arctic Research Council
Congratulations to Jesse Ross and advisor Nancy Kinner!
Nina Kirchner, Larry Mayer, Hideaki Murayama, Niklas Eklund,
Nancy Kinner (moderator)
Tues April 9th, 4-6 pm, Huddleston Hall
The University of New Hampshire
Sponsored by the Arctic Science IntegrAtion Questi (ASIAQ)
and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE)
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" 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)
Gray Zones in the Blue Arctic: Grappling with China's Growing Influence
Rebecca Pincus and Walter A. Berbrick