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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.


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

New Oceans Protection Plan funding will bolster Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Hydrographic Service in the Arctic

The Department of Energy’s Arctic Energy Office Seeks Interdisciplinary Supervisory General Engineer/Supervisory Physical Scientist

An Indigenous-led exhibition and publication project at the Canadian Centre for Architecture presents self-determined spaces across the Arctic

Legacy of ancient ice ages shapes how seagrasses respond to environmental threats today

Happening this week! 75th Anniversary of the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory: Celebrating the Past—Planning for the Future

Aberdeen scientist travels to the Arctic to research if there could be life on Jupiter’s moon

Call for Nominations for the Committee for the Review of the Draft 5th National Climate Assessment

90K Alaska households are eligible for internet assistance —only 10K are taking advantage

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