Accelerating the pace of Arctic research

Collaboration fosters creativity. Through IARPC (Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee) Collaborations, scientists from Federal, State, academic, NGO, and industry organizations find talent, share their work, and team up to solve hard problems.

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European Union Releases Arctic Policy
April 27, 2016

As climate change and economic development accelerate in the Arctic region, the European Union intends to step up its engagement with its Arctic partners to jointly meet the challenge of safeguarding the environment while ensuring that development takes place sustainably. Continue »

One Week Left to Contribute to Preliminary Drafting of IARPC Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
April 22, 2016

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is currently soliciting information from the Arctic research community and the public to help shape the next Arctic Research Plan for FY 2017-2021. Contribution Deadline: 29 April 2016. Continue »

White House Arctic Executive Steering Committee Launches Website
April 14, 2016

President Obama established the Committee in 2015 to enhance coordination of Arctic efforts across the federal government. Continue »

IASC Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 IASC Medal
April 12, 2016

IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. Continue »

Government agencies working together

IARPC comprises agencies, departments, and offices across the Federal Government and is chaired by the National Science Foundation. More about who's involved »

IARPC also cooperates with the State of Alaska, indigenous organizations, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, the Arctic Council, and international partners.

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Membership in IARPC Collaborations is subject to approval and adherence to the codes of conduct.


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