Celebrating 25 Years of Fellows
Launched in 1999, the Island Institute Fellows program brings critical capacity and timely support to island and coastal communities in Maine. The program pairs recent college graduates with local town governments and nonprofits to take on impactful projects.
Understanding the New Normal
On January 30, Island Institute hosted a webinar on recent storms and sea level rise to share accurate scientific information, and practical insights to help communities rebuild with resilience and prepare for the future.
Storm Response: Resources
in the Wake of Disaster
Our island and coastal communities are grappling with the devastating impacts of severe flooding and storm damage. We've compiled resources for communities to access the help they need to recover from this storm and prepare for the next.
Storm Recovery and Resources
On January 16, Island Institute hosted a webinar on the recent storms and resources for recovery. Listen in and hear directly from these State officials about what to do now and what to expect in the coming weeks and months.
40 Years in the Making
Thanks to the ongoing support from our members, we’re having a lasting impact and providing new opportunities for people of all ages to work and thrive in Maine's extraordinarily special island and coastal communities.
The 2023 Island Journal is here! Featuring stories of Maine's coasts and islands, this issue covers: a celebration of Island Institute's anniversary, a look back at 50 years of Maine fisheries, vignettes of life on Vinalhaven, and more!
of Lobster: Part 2
In part two of our three-part video series, Island Institute's Director of the Center for the Marine Economy, Sam Belknap, explains what the lobster fishery means to Maine and how we can support the communities most reliant on lobster.
When Philip Conkling and Peter Ralston founded 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.
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.