Arctic Yearbook 2014
of Maine Research Institute, University of Maine, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and
University of New England’s Marine Science program are all contributing ocean science to
record and analyze the impacts of climate change.
Maine has contributions to make to the future of the North Atlantic region, and they will be
diverse. We will contribute economic development expertise and competitive logistics solutions,
business partnerships, scientific collaborations—and will facilitate Maine-North Atlantic
exchanges in the Arts, culture and tourism. Maine’s role in the North Atlantic future is active and
Figure 1: Cost Based Geography: Map shows the proximity of Maine to arctic nations from a freight cost
perspective with Icelandic Steamship Company Eimskip.
1. Reference: GMRI, Andrew Pershing and Nick Record
Maine’s Role in the North Atlantic’s Future