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 

NEAN Slides presented by Holly Parker (UNE-North) to UMaine Arctic 

Link to past newsletters. 


  Upcoming AND ONGOING New England Events   

3rd Meeting of the Assembly of UArctic - June 2022

Wed, Jun 01, 2022 - Fri, Jun 03, 2022
Portland, Maine, USA
Co-hosted by USM, UNE, UNH, UMaine, and Dartmouth
(On May 30-31st there will be a pre-meeting at the University of New Hampshire) 

NEAN Research Symposium at the UArctic Assembly

June 2, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Innovation Hall, University of New England, Portland
Contact for more information

MNAI Convenes

18 May 2022
(virtual webinar) 

Northeast Glaciology Meeting

     April 14-15
     Dartmouth College
     Express interest here 

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics - Symposium

      May 2nd
     The University of New Hampshire
     Register here 

Bright Horizon: UNE North and North Atlantic Region Artists

      University of New England Biddeford Art Gallery 
     Jan 21 - Jun 3
     Co-organized by the Portland Museum of Art, the Reykjavík Art Museum,
     Iceland, and the Bildmuseet, Sweden
     February 18 - June 5
     Portland Museum of Art 

North Atlantic Policy Series

The Arctic Institute is calling for short articles from Student Contributors (1,000 to 3,000-word articles) on 
New England’s position as the U.S.’ gateway to the North Atlantic
Abstracts due March 22, 2022 (final papers May 20, 2022)

NEAN Sharing Event - Spring 2022

Tuesday March 8, 2022 - 3:30-5pm (virtual) 

The Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series

“Icy Humanities” - April 5th  1-3pm EST

UMaine Arctic 

Spring Seminars Tues 1:30-3:00  - 25 January,  22 February, 22 March, 19 April 
     Tues 22 February  - Jasmine Saros and TBD
     Tues 22 March  - Vendy Hazukova

     Tues 19 April  - Rick Wahle, Jacquelyn Gill 

The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

          Portraits of Place: Arctic and Antarctica
          Crocker Land Expedition: Christmas at Etah, 1913
          Bowdoin Women in the Arctic 
          Happy 100th Birthday Schooner Bowdoin (virtual)
          Qamutit; Greenland Sled Portraits (virtual)
          Matthew Alexander Henson (virtual)
          Arctic Spring (virtual) 
          Dressing it Up: Beadwork in Northern Communities (virtual)
          Blossoming Tundra: The Photography of Rutherford Platt (virtual)
          Caught in the Middle: The Tragic Life of Minik Wallace (virtual)
          A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World 

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar  (stay tuned spring seminars) 

The Convergent Arctic Research Perspectives and Education (CARPE)

NSF Research Traineeship program 
The University of New Hampshire

Juneau Icefield Research Program 

UNE leadership of UArctic Thematic Network: Bioregional Planning for Resilient Rural Communities

University of New England, University of Highlands and Islands, Agricultural University of Iceland, Tyumen, State University & SustainaMetrix.

UNH Arctic events

     UNH Sidore Series - Videos of events are on the website
     Earth Science Chapman Colloquium 
     CCOM seminars


See the ARCTIC CALENDAR from ARCUS  for national and global events

  Recent Events  

NEAN Annual Meeting at UNE-North 

"Engaging North Atlantic communities on issues of Arctic change "
Thank you to all who attended!   (in the news...

VIDEOS (Part I,   Part IIfrom the Fall 2021 NEAN Meeting at UNE are now available! 

(There is also a video of the online discussion available for those who attended the in-person event.  Please email for that link)

We're All in the Same Boat -  NERACOOS and CIOOS Atlantic

Featuring discussions with local experts on scientific, economic, and policy issues facing coastal communities spanning the Arctic to the Northeastern seaboard of the United States. Each of the three seminars will coincide with part of the voyage of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, which has partnered with Canada to undertake a research cruise circumnavigating North America

Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions

Global Council for Science and the Environment 
co-facilitated by Darren Ranco at UMaine 

Toward the Next Century: Envisioning and Designing Sustainable Coastal Communities 

Coastlines and People project in partnerships with USM, UNH, MNAI, and NEAN

Social and Ecological Consequences of Recent Changes in the Arctic and Subarctic Region

Fall 2021 AGU - feature talks and posters from NEAN  



Accelerating Climate Ambitions Grant Program

strengthen bilateral ties between the United States and Canada
July 6, 2022 deadline

New NSF Solicitation: Findable Accessible Interoperable Reusable Open Science Research Coordination Networks (FAIROS RCNs)

due April 12, 2022

President Biden Appoints New USARC Chair and Commissioners

Congratulations Jacqueline Richter-Menge, of Lyme, New Hampshire.  Good to see you back on the Commission! 

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has approved on ethical engagement with Indigenous knowledge

Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP21) and 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE)

Virtual.  October 24-29, 2021. 

New England Arctic Network Spring 2021 Sharing Event - CLICK HERE TO SEE A SUMMARY

Dear Colleague Letter: Update on NSF's Efforts to Improve the Inclusion of Local and Indigenous Voices in Arctic Research 

NSF DCL: Potential Support for Community Hubs for Collaborations Between NSF-funded Arctic Researchers and Arctic Residents

Proposals accepted any time 

NSF launches a new website on Local and Indigenous Communty Engagement 

IAPRC Arctic Reserch Plan 2022-2026

released December 2021

NSF Navigating the New Arctic 

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Data and Sample Reuse in Polar Research

After months of stay-at-home research, many of us are slowly returning to the the classrooms if not the field. 

Please send us notifications of online events to for posting on this page as well as through Facebook and Twitter 

United States Permafrost Association  

UVM, Dartmouth, CRREL, UNH, Woodwell Climate Research Center (formerly WHRC) are currently members along with many NEAN individuals.  Please consider joining!  (flyer)

Recent Reports   

Army Arctic Strategy - March 2021
Arctic Futures 2050 Conference Report - Fall 2019 (report released spring 2020) 
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

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

  in the news...   

"MGIMO Opens Center for Science Diplomacy" - Featuring Paul Berkman from Harvard
"Burkins Named Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies" - Congratulations Melody Burkins from Darmouth! 
"UNH Receives NSF Grant to Research Carbon Interactions in Thawing Arctic  - Fosters -  featuring Jessica Ernakovich from UNH
"How to Do Scientific Field Work When You Can’t Get to the Right Field " -  Wall Street Journal freaturing Dartmouth JSEP
"Emerging Science" - Ruth Varner et al. from UNH awarded NSF BII grant - UNH Today
   past new england arctic network EVENTS   



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