Through our publications, our online and digital content, and our data and research, we curate and share information and resources about Maine’s island and coastal communities. Learn more about our coast and the people and places that make it so special.

The Working Waterfront

Published by the Island Institute for more than 20 years, The Working Waterfront newspaper delivers the news of Maine's coast and islands right to your mailbox or inbox.


Our Waypoints publication series uses engaging, often never-before-seen data to communicate the character of our communities and the challenges and opportunities before us.


Since 1984, the annual Island Journal has celebrated Maine's island and coastal communities through stories, art, and poetry about the myriad facets of “islandness.”


Our From The Sea Up podcast series shares stories and solutions from Maine's island and coastal small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Climate of Change Films

This film series highlights the impacts of climate change being seen by communities in Maine, Alaska, and Florida and how they're adapting.

Island Postcards

The Working Waterfront presents this series of short videos about Maine island people and the interesting stories of island life.

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