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March 27, 2023 | Kotzebue, AK

116th USARC Meeting

The US Arctic Research Commission will hold its 116th meeting in person at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center (National Park Service) in Kotzebue, AK on March 27 from 1–5 pm. Presentations and community discussions will be open to the public from 1 pm on March 27, with a public comment session from 4:30–5 pm that day.

> Go to meeting page
> Agenda

February 15, 2023  |  Washington, DC

Release of USARC’s 2023-2024 Goals Report

The US Arctic Research Commission will publicly release its “Report on the Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research 2023-2024” at the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute on February 15, 2023, starting at 1:00 pm ET. This biennial report, to the president and Congress, established national Arctic research priorities and recommendations. The event will include remarks from Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, and senior officials from the White House, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, State Department, and from USARC commissioners and staff.

> Go to the event page
> Read the Goals Report


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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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

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Diplomat Warns Lessons of EU Seal Ban Harm Mustn’t be Forgotten Amid Green Transition

Changes in the Navigability of the Arctic Northeast Passage Over the Past Four Decades

On Its Own: How Local Organizations Piece Together Search and Rescue Operations Along Alaska’s Arctic Coastline

Lakes in Greenland collapse and release meltwater during winter causing Arctic inland ice drift to speed up

Too warm in Canada: world's largest ice rink may not open
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