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.

OUR
WORKING
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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

How do higher waves cause more ice clouds? Research expedition into arctic sea explains
https://phys.org/news/2021-09-higher-ice-clouds-arctic-sea.html

NASA Sends Robots to Study Climate Change in the Arctic
https://blogs.nasa.gov/earthexpeditions/2021/09/17/nasa-sends-robots-to-study-climate-change-in-the-arctic/

Itn’l Inuit org approves report on ethical engagement with Indigenous knowledge
http://ow.ly/xU0Q50GbiJD

Polar bears may be inbreeding as climate change melts away Arctic ice
http://ow.ly/L7o650GbiD3

A record number of Atlantic walruses recorded in the Russian Arctic
http://ow.ly/TjO650GbiAA

HAPPENING TODAY:
UAF researchers present Arctic climate change webinar
https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2021/09/11/uaf-researchers-present-arctic-climate-change-webinar/

Study of voles on Arctic island advances knowledge of small-mammal population dynamics
https://phys.org/news/2021-09-predators-voles-arctic-island-advances.html

Continued sea ice loss could alter food web for some Arctic marine predators, says Canadian study
https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2021/09/10/continued-sea-ice-loss-could-alter-food-web-for-some-arctic-marine-predators-says-canadian-study/

Why a Warming Arctic Has the U.S. Coast Guard Worried About the Rest of the Country
https://time.com/6095064/arctic-climate-change-coast-guard/

Climate change could force Arctic seals to feed on 'marine junk food,' new B.C. study suggests
http://ow.ly/EGnp50G5Jhp

Climate change linked to risk of viruses jumping species in the Arctic
http://ow.ly/dbND50G13ZC

Scientists have accidentally discovered a new island in the Arctic
http://ow.ly/e4f450G13WH

US icebreaker departs on a voyage that will transit the Northwest Passage
http://ow.ly/AlLW50G13Va

Potential Canadian Northern Corridor would present unique security challenges and opportunities, say researchers
http://ow.ly/Y5Ae50FXWqi

The first-ever rainfall was just recorded at the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet
http://ow.ly/KkuW50FXWn7

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