UNE NORTH: Institute for North Atlantic Studies

UNE NORTH is an education and research leader in sustainable development for Maine in the North Atlantic/Arctic region. UNE NORTH — it’s students, researchers, business and community partners — is a local-to-global organization grounded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and built to support local, collaborative approaches to shared challenges and opportunities across the North Atlantic and Arctic region.

In addition to their role within the climate system, such as the uptake and redistribution of natural and anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) and heat, as well as ecosystem support, services provided to people by the ocean and/or cryosphere include food and water supply, renewable energy, and benefits for health and well-being, cultural values, tourism, trade, and transport. The state of the ocean and cryosphere interacts with each aspect of sustainability reflected in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change