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An independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on domestic and international Arctic research.

An independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on domestic and international Arctic research.

In the News

April 5, 2022

President Biden Appoints Nikoosh Carlo to the USARC

“I look forward to working with the other Commissioners to help build a long-term, action-oriented vision for Arctic research that is driven by community priorities and supports a healthy environment and regenerative economy,” said Carlo.

September 24, 2021

President Biden Appoints New USARC Chair and Commissioners

On September 24, 2021, President Biden appointed commissioners to the US Arctic Research Commission and designated a new chair. These appointments coincide with other Arctic-related actions announced by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

April 22, 2021

Arctic Sustainable Energy Research

View the videos or download the presentations from this virtual conference focused on sustainable energy and energy efficiency research. The conference featured guest speakers and panelists from Alaska and around the world.


Arctic Renewable Energy Working Group

To benefit Arctic communities by identifying and addressing critical renewable energy and energy efficiency research needs.

Alaska Rural Water and Sanitation Working Group

To maximize the health benefits of in-home running water and sanitation services in rural Alaska.


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Arctic Update

Stay up to date on Arctic-related hearings, actions, news, and events. Subscribe to our daily email newsletter.

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Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research

Read the 2019–2020 report outlining recommended scientific research goals and objectives for the Arctic.

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The Arctic Scientific Cooperation Agreement

Facilitating access by scientists of the Arctic governments to Arctic areas, research infrastructure, and data.

Arctic Update Tweets

A Twitter feed from USARC’s daily Arctic Update

University, partners deploy carbon dioxide-sensing underwater glider

Arctic engineers develop innovative radar method to detect polar bears

New measurements from Northern Sweden show less methane emissions than feared

North East experts chosen to work with Arctic communities on new climate change technology

Unlocking the secrets of killer whale diets and their role in climate change

Search for Life on Mars brings scientists to smoking Arctic coast

Arctic research station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, reopens after pandemic closure

“Our climate is changing before our eyes,” says WMO upon release of new report

Proposed constellations would enhance Arctic weather observations

Commercial Icebreaker Would Inform Requirements For Arctic Security Cutter, Schultz Says

US special ops to get vehicle converter kits for the Arctic by early 2023

JFC Norfolk Commander briefs Military Committee on security trends in the North Atlantic and Arctic regions

US Army Alaska to be Reflagged as Airborne Division Amid Surge in Troop Suicides

Coast Guard Seeks Information On Commercial Polar Icebreaker For Purchase

IARPC and others are conducting a survey of Arctic researchers! More here

Scientists identify the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded globally

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