Coastal Climate Impacts: Mount Desert Island and Cranberry Islands

Have you experienced or read about coastal flooding? Does it seem to be happening more frequently? 

Join us for an evening to discuss current coastal flooding, examine future sea level projections, and explore possible adaptation strategies. Whether directly or indirectly, we will all feel the impacts of continued sea level rise. Being informed about these changes builds our community capacity to respond and be prepared for higher seas.  Our goal is to build community capacity to respond to coastal climate impacts.

Communities Leading on Climate

Join community leaders from across Maine, including Island Institute’s Senior Ocean Scientist Susie Arnold, Ph.D., for a day of inspiration, learning, and action. Hosted by Maine Climate Council. The Community Resilience Partnership invites you to Communities Leading on Climate, our annual conference to highlight the actions and accomplishments of Partnership communities. Come hear from community… Read more »

Rise Up! – Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Our Future

On May 13, 14 and 15, Halcyon String Quartet will present Rise Up!—a series of multimedia performances in North Haven, Rockland, and Vinalhaven—that explores the impacts of sea level rise on these communities and coastlines through a combination of live music and projected film.

Island Institute Fellows Program: Past, Current, and Future Roles in Supporting Coastal Resilience

The preparedness of coastal communities in Maine to major weather and climate threats is being tested by increasing physical and economic damages, social justice implications among mitigation and adaptation choices, and interrelated challenges for community wellbeing. On Thursday, March 31st, Session 4 of the 2022 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference will bring together exemplary projects… Read more »

Let’s Talk: Ocean Climate Change—Science, Action, and Hope

Join Island Institute Marine Scientist Dr. Susie Arnold for a virtual discussion about ocean climate change in Maine and some of the strategies being implemented locally to mitigate and adapt to change. This is a unique opportunity to learn about Maine’s latest climate data, what it means for our coastal residents, and what the Island… Read more »

Climate Strong Islands Network Spring Gathering

Join Climate Strong Islands Network (CSIN) members and allies for a virtual spring gathering, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. ET. During this online briefing, the Climate Strong Islands Network’s leadership team will share the CSIN National Policy Framework and elaborate on seven key issue areas including: Clean Energy Watershed Planning Food Security… Read more »

Sea Level Rise Lecture with Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Sea level rise is a reality that will test Maine’s coastal communities and economies. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) will host Island Institute Marine Scientist Dr. Susie Arnold for a virtual lecture on sea level rise and its current and projected impacts on the Maine coast.

Let’s Talk: The Superpowers of Seaweed

Join us for a short film and virtual panel discussion looking at the “superpowers” of seaweed, and the research being done here in Maine to study the potential this sea vegetable offers to protect shellfish from the impacts of climate change.

Islands on the Front Line: Transition Lessons and Opportunities from Remote and Rural Communities

Rural, remote, and island communities are on the frontlines of climate change. Innovative partnerships, community-driven planning, and informed clean energy investments have now become more crucial than ever in their efforts to navigate the transition and support energy and economic resilience for local populations. In this session during the 2021 NASEO Annual Meeting, panelists will… Read more »