Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026

What is the Arctic Research Plan?

By law (the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984), the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) develops and implements an Arctic Research Plan (“the Plan”) every five years, with the goal of improving the collective impact of Federal agency investments in Arctic research. IARPC is beginning the development of Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026.

We need YOU to contribute! 

We are currently looking for broad input on the structure, goals, and objectives of the Plan. Please share your ideas on the critical issues facing the Arctic and what research needs to be conducted to address those issues.

We are also looking for strategic plans for communities, organizations, municipalities, the State of Alaska, international partners, and relevant organizations to build from. If you have a planning document already completed that you would like to discuss with us, get in contact with Meredith ( View our current resource list here.

If you would like to provide input or receive more information verbally one-on-one or at a gathering, please contact Meredith LaValley (, and we will do our best to accommodate. 

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Newsletter May 2020


(For privacy, the connection information is housed on the member side of IARPC Collaborations. If you would like to attend an event but do not have an account please email

  • Coastal Resilience Collaboration Team Monthly Briefing: June 10, July 1, August 5, September 2

  • Arctic Observing Collaboration Team Listening Session: June 3

  • Health & Well-being Collaboration Team Listening Session: June 16

  • More information available here.

» View Previous Webinars & Listening Sessions


» Federal Register Notice (Closes  August 2, 2020)

» Current List of Strategic Resources 


Timeline version May 2020

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