Join us at the Climate Symposium!
This unique event—featuring a keynote presentation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson— is designed to facilitate collaboration and solution-sharing by exploring the inventive ways coastal communities and businesses are tackling climate challenges and building resiliency.
The Waypoints: Community Indicators series uses engaging data visualization to communicate the character of our coast. The latest edition, "Waypoints: Navigate" explores the systems that help communities along Maine's coast and islands prepare for change
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.
Island "Kelpventures"—Harvest Season
Island Institute's Jack Sullivan headed out to two kelp farms to document the annual kelp harvest. He was there to not only celebrate this bounty, but also to recognize the role that these innovative farmers play in creating a more resilient future for coastal economies.
Beaches conference: Future, past collide
More than 400 years after the Plymouth colony was established, historians are still unraveling what the New England coast looked like, before and after. By examining colonial impact, one fresh understanding of that history sheds light on the region’s ecosystems today...
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.