February 17, 2021

Island Institute President Rob Snyder announces departure

ROCKLAND, ME – After 18 years of dedication to furthering the organization’s mission and values, with eight of those as president, Island Institute President Rob Snyder has announced that he will be stepping down from his leadership role at the end of April. During his tenure, Snyder has been a driving force behind the growth and success of the Rockland-based nonprofit and its support for Maine’s island and coastal communities. “Rob’s vision and leadership will be greatly missed by the Island Institute’s staff, board, and nonprofit partners,” said Island Institute Board Chair…
Islesford solar array
November 17, 2020

Island Institute joins DOE-led effort to bridge gaps in island energy resilience

Partner network will work with remote and islanded communities to reduce vulnerabilities

ROCKLAND — The Island Institute is one of five organizations in the country recently awarded a contract for the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP), a new partnership sponsored by…
September 30, 2020

Island Institute and Luke’s Lobster partner to energize Maine’s marine economy

Innovative collaboration will help build resilient seafood supply chains and provide opportunities for fishermen, aquaculturists, and the blue economy Effort expands markets and product offerings through Luke’s online platform and…
September 16, 2020

Island Institute promotes three staff members to leadership positions

ROCKLAND — The Island Institute is pleased to announce the recent promotion of several program staff to leadership positions within the community development organization. Kendra Jo Grindle was recently promoted to the…
August 28, 2020

Island Institute awarded three-year contract to help develop roadmap for Maine's marine economy

ROCKLAND, ME – The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and FocusMaine recently awarded the Island Institute a three-year, $300,000 contract to serve as program director for SEAMaine, Maine’s Marine Economy Roadmap/Workforce Development Project,…
Krista by Susan Tobey White
August 21, 2020

Archipelago’s new gallery show, “20 Miles,” celebrates Maine’s working waterfront

ROCKLAND — Join Archipelago in celebrating Maine’s working waterfronts with the new gallery show, “20 Miles,” now on display through September 27, 2020. “20 Miles” features the work of Susan Tobey…
July 2, 2020

Archipelago’s new gallery show, “Our Maine,” celebrates beauty of state through fine art photography

Virtual tour and talk with artists takes place July 8th

ROCKLAND— Join Archipelago in celebrating the beauty of Maine through the lenses of five fine art photographers with the new gallery show, “Our Maine,” and a special online event, “Coastal…
March 3, 2020

Edible Seaweed Market Analysis published by Island Institute

Maine’s sea vegetable aquaculture industry is poised for growth

ROCKLAND, ME – The Island Institute has published a new study that describes the growth potential for Maine's edible seaweed market over the next fifteen years. More than 95% of edible seaweed products found in the U.S. are currently imported, yet Maine waters provide the perfect conditions for growing quality sea vegetables locally.
Matt Moretti (left) from Bangs Island Mussels takes ABD participants on a tour of his farm operations during the group’s annual Industry Day event in December.
February 24, 2020

Island Institute's 2020 Aquaculture Business Development Program accepting applications through March 13

Free program helps Maine’s aspiring aquaculturists launch shellfish or seaweed businesses

Have you ever thought about gaining a new source of income by growing mussels, oysters, or seaweed? The Island Institute is now accepting applications for its 2020 ABD program.
February 20, 2020

Island Institute releases 2020 Waypoints publication

Learn about challenges to our transportation systems, expanding access to broadband, and key trade relationships that are helping to drive Maine’s coastal economy.

The Island Institute has published Waypoints: Connect – Infrastructure Indicators for Maine’s Coast and Islands, the latest edition in the Waypoints series, highlighting key aspects of Maine’s coastal infrastructure systems.