Innovation through collaboration.

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Our Mission

At the Maine North Atlantic Institute, we foster Maine’s relationships with businesses, universities, and communities throughout the North Atlantic in order to encourage cross-cultural innovation, drive economic opportunities, and propel solutions to climate-related challenges.

Maine North Atlantic Institute, University of Southern Maine

Why the North Atlantic?

By harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation, we believe Maine can become an economic leader on the world stage.

Since 2015, the Maine North Atlantic Institute has been fostering Maine’s relationships with businesses, universities, and communities throughout the North Atlantic to encourage cross-cultural innovation, drive economic opportunities, and propel solutions to climate-related challenges.

We believe this kind of relationship-building will put our state’s economy in a position to grow and prosper through partnerships with other strong North Atlantic economies.

Our Work

Where Industry, Education, Climate, and Culture Meet

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Honors Study Aboard

students and advisors from the 2023 study abroad

Honors Study Aboard

Eligible USM undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to travel abroad to Iceland, delving into timely topics ranging from climate change and resilience to maritime cities and the Blue Economy.

Maine-Greenland Collaborations

Maine-Greenland Collaborations

An interdisciplinary project exploring cultural, environmental, and socioeconomic changes and challenges facing coastal communities in Maine and Greenland.

Our Partners