Stories that make waves.

Crowdsourced mapping of tourism distribution and dynamics in Iceland using Flickr

Social media has become a catalyst for tourism in nature-based destinations, raising management challenges to cope with abrupt visitation growth in sensitive settings. Access to location-based social media data provides valuable material to identify and monitor spatial distribution patterns in tourism visitation and longitudinal trends, especially in vast, remote settings. | Read More

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A Culinary Triumph

USM and Edible MAINE’s Cookbook Wins at Gourmand Awards

Thanks to the “Taste of Two Worlds” cookbook, a collaborative masterpiece by the University of Southern Maine and Edible MAINE, the culinary world has its eyes on Maine.  | Read More

In this short videoTracy Michaud, Head of the Department and Associate Professor in the Tourism and Hospitality program at the University of Southern Maine, highlights USM’s Iceland travel courses and the collaborative work she is undertaking with students and faculty from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Greenland as part of the Arctic Education Alliance.

New Book: Dr. Matthew Bampton, from the Department of Geography-Anthropology at the University of Southern Maine, whose research focuses on climate impacts on marginal communities in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic, has recently published a book entitled “The North Atlantic Polar Triangle: Documenting the End of an Epoch.” The book discusses the physical, ecological, and cultural history of the NAPT and its bordering regions following the end of the Last Glacial Maximum. You can preview the book online here.

Icelandic engineering contest rewards winners with a trip to Portland Campus

The Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine doubled as a spring break hot spot for college students from Iceland. | Read More