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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

October 25-26, 2022
University of Alaska Fairbanks

115th USARC Meeting

The US Arctic Research Commission will hold its 115th meeting in person at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on October 25–26, 2022. Business sessions and presentations, open to the public for viewing, will convene at 8:30 am with a public comment session tba. Details and agenda to follow soon. 

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.

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.

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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

‘Stopgap’ measures needed to prevent suicide, National Inuit Youth Council president says
http://ow.ly/2i8W50KI3GV

September is when you're most likely to be sent to hospital by a moose in northern B.C., study finds
http://ow.ly/qqAA50KI3CR

Increased terrigenous input from North America to the northern Mendeleev Ridge (western Arctic Ocean) since the mid-Brunhes Event
http://ow.ly/HoqR50KEH5v

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