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January 25, 2021

New Report Available!

Report of a virtual workshop held to bring together technical and academic experts and policymakers to share information, research findings, emerging research questions, and best practices relevant to electric vehicles in Alaska and the Arctic.


November 18, 2020

Commissioner Larry Mayer elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Dr. Larry Mayer was among the 62 members of the 60,000-member American Geophysical Union (AGU) elected to the 2020 class of Fellows, scientists who have made considerable contributions to geological and geophysical research.

November 10, 2020

University of Alaska Arctic Research Director appointed to the USARC

On November 10, 2020, President Donald J. Trump appointed Maj. Gen. Randy “Church” Kee, USAF (ret), to the USARC. “I…look forward to supporting the important work of the Commission in advising the President and the Congress on the Arctic Research enterprise,” said Kee.

August 14, 2020

President Trump appoints Jon Harrison as Chairman of the USARC

“It is an enormous privilege to lead the US Arctic Research Commission,” said Harrison. “At a time of profound change in the world’s most critical but least understood region, the importance of research, exploration, and cooperation could not be greater.

August 14, 2020

Legal expert appointed to the US Arctic Research Commission

On August 14, 2020, President Donald J. Trump appointed Michael A. Newton to the USARC. “The Commission is an important aspect of an integrated national policy towards this vital region, and I am honored to contribute to this team and the people it serves,” said Newton.

May 29, 2020

Larry Hinzman named White House Assistant Director of Polar Sciences

As an OSTP Assistant Director, Hinzman will coordinate the broad national suite of research in the Arctic and Antarctic, and will serve as an information resource to the White House and Federal agencies. 

May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts in the Arctic

As if ongoing climate and environmental change in the Arctic wasn’t enough, along comes COVID-19, with new challenges to human life, Arctic communities, operations, economic prosperity, and scientific research.