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 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.

March 22, 2021

President Biden designates David Kennedy as Chair of the USARC

“I’m honored to be entrusted by President Biden with the responsibility of leading the USARC, a small, but important independent commission focused on advancing US Arctic research interests for the benefit of the nation,” said Kennedy.

February 3, 2021

Tracing the Pandemic Through Wastewater

View the videos or download the presentations from this virtual workshop focused on using sewage monitoring to investigate infectious disease. The workshop featured guest speakers and panelists from Alaska and around the world.

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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

Exploring Gaps in Arctic Governance
Identifying Potential Sources of Conflict and Mitigating Measures
http://ow.ly/NzDu50FELw8

Arctic climate change among priorities of Canada’s new Governor General
http://ow.ly/mge250FELu1

High concentrations of ‘forever’ chemicals being released from ice melt into Arctic Ocean
http://ow.ly/itfb50FELqd

Floating University’s Expedition to Study Spread of Plastics in Arctic
http://ow.ly/PolI50FCzqo

U of M Team to Study Natural Microbes Impact on Arctic Oil Spills
http://ow.ly/IvlH50FCzov

Seattle-based icebreaker will make Northwest Passage transit in new Arctic mission

http://ow.ly/83w750FCzjV

This Robot is Going to Map Unchartered Kelp Forests in the Arctic-and the Impact of Climate Change
http://ow.ly/aKE350FBDIr

Seattle-based Icebreaker Will Make Northwest Passage Transit in New Arctic Mission
http://ow.ly/519D50FBDC9

Unique Arctic Bumblebee Subspecies Found on Wrangel Island
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/2021/07/unique-arctic-bumblebee-subspecies-found-wrangel-island

Team at Northern Arizona University Awarded $2m NSF Grant to Teach Virtual Explorers About Permafrost and Arctic Climate Change
http://ow.ly/DEZB50FzXsR http://Phys.org

Unsustainable Arctic Shipping Risks Accelerating Damage to the Arctic Environment
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-unsustainable-arctic-shipping-environment.html

Call for Abstracts for the virtual ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 is now open!
http://ow.ly/kH9m50FzXjd

Survivor: Salmon Edition
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/features/survivor-salmon-edition/?omhide=true&utm_source=Hakai+Magazine+Weekly&utm_campaign=40f1e11b55-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06_COPY_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0fc1967411-40f1e11b55-121613441

New publication: Impacts of climate change on cetacean distribution, habitat and migration

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666900521000095?via%3Dihub

Permafrost [Thaw] Threatens Alaska’s Largest Oil Pipeline
https://www.eenews.net/articles/permafrost-thaw-threatens-alaskas-largest-oil-pipeline/

How to Watch Thousands of Beluga Whales Migrate Through Canadian Waters
https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/how-to-watch-thousands-of-beluga-whales-migrate-through-canadian-waters-1.5510003

Japan Prepares Research Ship as Arctic Ocean Opens Up for Resources Exploitation
http://ow.ly/3Pn950FvkRH

Nordic region, Arctic Circle feel the heat as brutal summer hits http://ow.ly/xYUr50FvkQr

Polar bears face extinction in Svalbard and Arctic Russia http://ow.ly/kKH950Fvkjd https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/01/climate/arctic-sea-ice-climate-change.html

Satellite communications company aims to bring high-speed internet to Arctic
http://ow.ly/ctit50FupPO

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