The coast of Maine is changing in unprecedented ways. When you become a member or renew today, you'll help provide a lifeline for the people at the center of our island and coastal communities: lobster fishing families.
New Law Expands Opportunities to Protect Maine’s Working Waterfront
A bill sponsored by Representative Morgan Rielly of Westbrook has been signed into law. This new law greatly expands opportunities for protecting Maine’s remaining working waterfronts.
of Lobster: Part 1
In part one of our three-part video series "The Future of Lobster," Island Institute's Senior Ocean Scientist Susie Arnold, Ph.D., explains how climate change impacts the Gulf of Maine and the North Atlantic right whale.
When Philip Conkling and Peter Ralston founded the Island Institute in 1983, they recognized our island and coastal communities' legacy of innovation and resiliency. Explore our history to find out all that we've accomplished together.
Electric Boat Course
Level 1 Now Live!
As part of our work to decarbonize Maine’s Blue Economy, the Island Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the first level in our Electric Boat Course series. This free, online course is intended for a general audience, ages 15 and up.
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