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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.

OUR
WORKING
GROUPS

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.

Highlights

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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

Arctic Oscillation and Pacific-North American pattern dominated-modulation of fire danger and wildfire occurrence
http://ow.ly/AN7B50JGQFt

One-third of Greenlanders are at genetic risk for high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease
http://ow.ly/OxvT50JtW6Q

How species form: What the tangled history of polar bear and brown bear relations tells us
http://ow.ly/nIpN50JsYZ8

Two years after huge Arctic spill, river water in Norilsk is still red from diesel fuel
http://ow.ly/eeQy50JsYVf

Will more ‘mouths to hell’ open up because of climate change? We asked a permafrost expert
http://ow.ly/4jMC50JqFxH

How species form: What the tangled history of polar bear and brown bear relations tells us
http://ow.ly/29Xo50JrNNs

'Significant' amounts of mercury in permafrost threatens Arctic food supply, research says
http://ow.ly/RrPQ50JqFqJ

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