North Atlantic Forum Vision

The vision of NAF is to support the improvement of public policy and practices; focusing on regional development, place-based identity and cultural development.

Its activities will take place in the jurisdictions of the North Atlantic Rim through collaborative, interdisciplinary research, learning exchanges and private, public and community interaction.

North Atlantic Forum Secretariat

Memorial University has a long history of work related to oceans, coastal regions and the North Atlantic. During the 2015 NAF conference, Memorial University was endorsed as the secretariat for the North Atlantic Forum.

The secretariat will be supported through Memorial’s COASTS (Cold Ocean and Arctic Science, Technology and Society) Initiative and will provide leadership and coordination to NAF and its ongoing activities.

North Atlantic Forum (NAF) History

The North Atlantic Forum (NAF) is a “collegial assembly” which builds on a network established by the North Atlantic Islands Program at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. It remains an informal network of researchers, regional policy-makers and practitioners from the North Atlantic region.

The North Atlantic Forum’s central focus is on the sustainability and resilience of North Atlantic islands and coastal regions.

The North Atlantic Forum facilitates the sharing of research and best practices in regional development and governance, island studies, place-based identity and culture and supports community, industry and government exchanges across the North Atlantic region for increased collaboration and partnership.