Clean Energy Solutions—Electrification
The Island Institute is prioritizing electrification work—especially on the working waterfront. By electrifying boats, wharves, and businesses, we are aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make Maine’s marine economy stronger and more resilient.
A sustainable future for the Maine coast
The new Maine Aquaculture Roadmap offers great potential for a thriving sector with strong social, environmental, and financial benefits for coastal communities. Here's our take on what the roadmap means, and how we build a sustainable future for our coast.
Circulation, temperature data reveals future
Growing research is revealing important connections between the rapidly warming Arctic and changes in marine ecosystems at lower latitudes. The ability to monitor and understand these interactions and their impacts may help predict future conditions in the Gulf of Maine.
Partnering for Climate Solutions
The Island Institute was awarded a contract through the Governor’s Office of Policy, Innovation and the Future as part of a new initiative to support the islands of Monhegan, Chebeague, and Long with a goal of projecting what climate-readiness looks like in their communities.
Save Maine's Working Waterfront
Maine's working waterfronts are the lifeblood of our coastal communities. With less than 20 miles of Maine's 5,300-mile coastline reserved for working waterfront and rapid changes putting stress on the coast, we need to work together to save this critical resource.