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

Toxic, long-lasting contaminants detected in people living in northern Canada
http://ow.ly/JlLM50FcQFW

On Thin Ice: Arctic Coastal Sea Ice Thinning Twice As Fast As Thought
http://ow.ly/9soX50FcQDI

Changes in seabird breeding productivity reflect hemispheric differences in ocean warming and human use, and call out the need for policies that reduce the impacts of climate change on the world’s marine ecosystems.
http://ow.ly/RnZA50FaRZ0

With a haul of 11 whales this season, Point Hope gears up for Qaġruq festival
http://ow.ly/Fj0i50FaRWq

Will a Native-led initiative spur an agricultural revolution in rural Alaska?
http://ow.ly/a8fc50F4R0S

Was North America populated by 'stepping stone' migration across Bering Sea?
http://ow.ly/qLbt50F0kBo

Arctic Wildfires Are Back With Record Blazes in Western Siberia
http://ow.ly/w6Ra50F0jEu

US, Russian researchers track polar bears and ice seals across the Arctic
http://ow.ly/P0A950EY4VX

'Zombie fires' are already smoldering in the Arctic. They could become more common as the planet warms
http://ow.ly/4IHc50EU2Im

Climate crisis behind drastic drop in Arctic wildlife populations – report
http://ow.ly/fkOU50EU2Fo

A Closer Look: The Black Guillemots of Cooper Island, a colony of birds in Alaska that depend on Arctic sea ice.
http://ow.ly/suqE50EU2sM

Oral histories unlock impact of climate change on nomadic life in Arctic Russia, says study
http://ow.ly/aCZL50EU2lG

Arctic shelf technologies scientific center to be organized in St. Petersburg
http://ow.ly/BZZ850ESKb8

Master of the Arctic: Polar bear aerial survey expedition starts in Yakutia
http://ow.ly/p7SY50ESu1X

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