Celebratory launch of UMaine Arctic to be held Nov. 14

The University of Maine invites community members and interested collaborators to attend the celebratory launch event of UMaine Arctic on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Buchanan Alumni House.

The reception will feature a poster session, exhibiting activities by faculty and regional partners in the Arctic and in Arctic-impacted regions, to present UMaine activity in the high latitudes and open opportunities for collaboration. Presenters will be available to explain their topics of interest and ideas for future projects.

UMaine Arctic aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations in New England with a diverse expertise network of regional academic faculty and staff involved in research, education and outreach related to the Arctic.

UMaine has a history of engagement in the Arctic and, more broadly, the high north, from Greenland to Canada to Alaska and beyond. Faculty and students engage in the region to study and share information about native populations, climate, oceanography, transportation and government policy. They perform fieldwork, train, lead educational opportunities, model physical processes and economic impact, and consult.

Benefits of joining the UMaine Arctic network include:

  • Participating in research in the Arctic for its regional and global effect.
  • Discovering how New England can best prepare for changes in the Arctic.
  • Facilitating exchanges among students, researchers and policymakers.
  • Providing more efficient communication about educational opportunities and Arctic affairs.

The UMaine Arctic launch will run 4–6 p.m. in the McIntire Room with brief oral remarks at 4:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

More information about UMaine Arctic is available online or by emailing Kristin Schild, kristin.schild@maine.edu.