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June 6, 2024 | Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada

119th USARC Meeting

The US Arctic Research Commission will hold its 119th meeting in the Canadian High Arctic Research Station on June 6, 2024.
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May 15, 2024

President Biden Reappoints Sfraga, Richter-Menge, and Cravalho to a Second Term

Today, President Biden reappointed Drs. Mike Sfraga and Jacqueline Richter-Menge and Ms. Elizabeth Ann (Qaulluq) Cravalho to a second term on the US Arctic Research Commission. Their new term will expire on February 26, 2028.

August 28, 2023

President Biden Reappoints Mark Myers to a Second Term

Today, President Biden reappointed Dr. Mark Myers to a second term on the US Arctic Research Commission. His new term will expire on July 29, 2027.

MARCH 12, 2024

White House Releases Arctic Research Crosscut Budget Report

Today, the White House Offices Science and Technology Policy published an Arctic Research Crosscut Budget Report for fiscal years 2022-2024 that reveals a total budget of over $500M per year across 13 federal departments and agencies. This budget reporting exercise, the first by the White House, will continue on an annual basis.
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