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ARCTIC FUTURES INSTITUTE
A Center of Excellence in Arctic Studies & Research in Maine

The Arctic Futures Institute (AFI) is a joint initiative of the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law of the University of Maine School of Law, the Climate Change Institute of the University of Maine, and the World Ocean Observatory. The three founding AFI institutions are a unique combination of science, law, policy and outreach based in Maine. The Climate Change Institute has forty years of Arctic science experience, the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law is engaged in advanced Arctic law and policy research, and the World Ocean Observatory reaches a global community of ocean advocates through web-based content and communication.
Learn more: arcticfuturesinstitute.org

HEARTS IN THE ICE
2 Women, 1 Trapper's Hut, 9 Months, 6 Science Projects, 1 Mission

Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm - the first women in history to overwinter in Svalbard solo - are ready to embark on a second polar night in the High Arctic of Norway in late 2020. Hearts In The Ice aims to bridge science and global citizens by building stories and sharing knowledge to inspire action, so we all play a participatory role in protecting our planet.
Learn more: heartsintheice.com

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME FILM FESTIVAL
An annual juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits

Each year the World Ocean Observatory partners with Main Street Bucksport for the  International Maritime Film Festival held in late September. IMFF is a celebration of maritime heritage, spirit of adventure, concern for the environment, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. Interested filmakers can submit materials via FilmFreeway.
Learn more: maritimefilmfestival.com

NEW ENGLAND OCEAN CLUSTER
Encouraging innovative and sustainable approaches to economic opportunity

W2O is partnered with the NEOC as their non-profit-in-residence in their collaborative Ocean Cluster Hüs on the waterfront in Portland, Maine. NEOC exists to connect ocean-minded people with industry knowledge to help ensure opportunity is pursued inclusively, economically, and sustainably.
Learn more: newenglandoceancluster.com

UCAPTURE
Live carbon neutral

An initiative with UCapture and South Pole to provide an opportunity to offset your carbon footprint and support W2O programs when you shop online.
Sign up today at UCapture.com/w2o