For the second year, the Island Institute will be hosting a free six-week lecture series focusing on the Maine coast. Join us in Rockland – Wednesdays this summer, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. – to hear from authors, artists, community members, and other experts about life along Maine's waterfront and their perspectives, reflections, and insights on everything from art and aquaculture to modern-day challenges and connections.
Join us for the 2018 Island Energy Conference on May 3-4, 2018, at Congregation Bet Ha'am in South Portland, with a site visit to Islesboro on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Connect with island leaders and energy experts from New England and beyond to discuss common energy challenges and the resources available to address them. Register today!
The 2018 Archipelago Artists & Makers Conference took place on Friday, April 6, 2018, welcoming close to 200 artists and makers from across the state to Hedges Hall at Point Lookout in Northport for a full day of information, networking, and presentations tailored to the needs of Maine's arts-based businesses. Learn more here!
Waypoints Forum: Futures of the Maine Waterfront - Friday, January 19, 2018 - Portland, Maine - The Island Institute's Waypoints Forum featured an afternoon of panel discussions on the future of our coastal and island economy, presented with trends and analysis by key coastal leaders. The theme for this year's event was Futures of the Maine Waterfront, with topics ranging from aquaculture to the future of our state's working waterfronts.
The MAP Program supports island students through the college application and transition process by providing leadership training, monthly webinars, individualized support, peer mentoring, and scholarship support.
Maine has the potential to be a leader in U.S.-grown edible seaweed products. This summary report includes an overview of market potential for seaweed in Maine, a detailed description of the purpose behind the research conducted, and the benefits the results could have on the coastal economy.