Arctic Yearbook 2014 - Page 495

Arctic Yearbook 2014 495 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 growing. Figure 1: Cost Based Geography: Map shows the proximity of Maine to arctic nations from a freight cost perspective with Icelandic Steamship Company Eimskip. Notes 1. Reference: GMRI, Andrew Pershing and Nick Record http://www.seascapemodeling.org/seascape_projects/2014/01/the-gulf-of-maine-iswarming-fast.html and http://www.seascapemodeling.org/seascape_projects/2014/03/another-warmingmaine-map.html Maine’s Role in the North Atlantic’s Future