Kick off Maine Seaweed Week on Saturday, April 22 with a program of conservation, outdoor adventure and aquaculture films in Portland, Maine! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Island Institute programs.
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.
Artists and Makers
The Archipelago Artists and Makers Conference is back! Join us on Friday, April 28, 2023 at the Umaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast from 9am-3pm to celebrate this year’s conference theme: Together Again.
Start Summit: Innovation in Coastal Communities
Are you a business leader or entrepreneur? Island Institute is excited to partner with the Roux Institute and Rockland Main Street to host the Smart Summit: Innovation in Maine's Coastal Communities!
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.
To Lift All Boats
Building off a legacy of innovation,
we are partnering with community and business leaders to envision
and create a working waterfront that is resilient, sustainable, and accessible to all Mainers.