A primary duty of the USARC is to interact with Arctic residents, international Arctic research programs and organizations, and local institutions including regional governments, in order to obtain the broadest possible view of Arctic research needs. To facilitate this, the USARC coordinates working groups to examine and develop research needs for specific topics.
The Alaska Rural Water and Sanitation Working Group
To maximize the health benefits of in-home running water and sanitation services in rural Alaska.
The Arctic Renewable Energy Working Group
To benefit Arctic communities by identifying and addressing critical renewable energy and energy efficiency research needs.