ARCTIC FUTURES INSTITUTE
A Center of Excellence in
Arctic Studies and 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 Citizens of the Ocean through web-based content and communication.