• oysters
    December 15, 2016

    On November 15th, the Maine Ocean and Coastal Acidification Partnership (MOCA) – a volunteer partnership of non-profit organizations, academic scientists, and state agency representatives – met in Augusta to discuss what we know about remediation strategies for ocean and coastal acidification in our state.

    Marine Programs

  • December 15, 2016

    A GPS will chart out a route for you, and direct you which way to go as you travel, but with a map, you can chart the route you want for yourself. A map is a powerful tool that puts you in the driver’s seat. At the Island Institute, we have created a “MAP” for high school students navigating the transition to post-secondary education.

    Community Development

  • December 15, 2016

    Our economic development programming is focused on the idea that interlinked, strong, and diverse businesses will make island and remote coastal communities not only sustainable, but help them thrive.

    Economic Development

  • December 13, 2016

    Along the coast of Maine, general stores host the hustle and bustle in these otherwise tranquil communities. While some are closing their doors permanently, there are many others that are finding ways to not only survive but really thrive!

    Economic Development

  • December 12, 2016

    I went to Wisconsin to learn about island communities in the Great Lakes. I didn’t expect to find so many reminders of Maine, but the connections sprang up in every conversation.

    Community Development

  • November 30, 2016

    On this sunny afternoon in November, we found ourselves driving into Winter Harbor with a map in one hand and pocket book in the other, ready to see the local sites and inject some of our own money into the local economy.

    Economic Development, Marine Programs

  • November 16, 2016

    For this year’s fall field trip, the Outer Islands TLC headed inland to the foothills of the White Mountains! This adventure brought us to the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School campus in Newry, Maine.


  • November 15, 2016

    After a year and half, I've come to learn what islanders already knew: broadband is the high-speed, reliable internet that is essential for economic sustainability. I had the pleasure of hearing from Maine’s islands about their progress at the Broadband Summit.

    Economic Development

  • Long Island students studying biodiversity in a tide pool
    November 14, 2016

    I teamed up with Green Fire Productions, a nonprofit video production company, to film classroom footage of John Van Dis of Edna Drinkwater School and Marci Train of Long Island School for the newest Ocean Frontiers documentary.

    Education, Marine Programs