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.

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.

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.

The Climate, Our Coast, and Our Communities

The Island Institute presents an evening of inspiring films about the climate, our coast, and solutions for a changing world. Join us at the Shotwell Drive-in in Rockport on July 28th to hear personal stories from those living on the frontlines of climate change and leading the way in planning for change and creating solutions.

Lunch & Learn: Preparing for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise is one of the most pressing challenges facing the state of Maine. Join Maine Conservation Voters for this Lunch & Learn event to learn more about the Maine Legislature’s efforts to analyze the impacts of sea level rise. Speakers include: Melanie Loyzim, Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection Representative Lydia Blume… Read more »