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Updates from the U.S. Representatives to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
October 19, 2017

Join us to learn about IASC’s recent activities and how to engage with their representatives through the forum provided on IARPC Collaborations. Continue »

North Pacific Research Board Releases Call for Proposals
October 18, 2017

The 2018 RFP has an anticipated funding amount of $4.45 million. Continue »

Monthly Synopses of Collaboration Team Activities Now Available
October 11, 2017

IARPC now produces a monthly synopsis of all Collaboration Team meetings, including information on speakers, highlights, and a peek at the next months’ meetings. Continue »

IARPC Welcomes the Arctic Domain Awareness Center to the Member Space
October 9, 2017

The network provided on the IARPC Collaborations member space will facilitate information sharing information and new collaborations between ADAC’s collaborators and partners and the broader Arctic research community. Continue »

Request for Abstracts to the Arctic Risk Reduction Session at the International Arctic Change Conference 2017
September 20, 2017

Please join Arctic Risk Management Network during the Arctic Disaster Risk Reduction Topical Session session at the International Arctic Change Conference. Deadline for abstracts is September 22, 2017. Continue »

Abstract Submissions Open for Alaska Marine Science Symposium 2018
September 12, 2017

Abstract submission is open until Friday, October 6 at 4:00 PM Alaska time. Continue »

The IARPC Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 and its Alignment with the White House Arctic Science Ministerial Themes and Deliverables
September 8, 2017

We have updated the IARPC Collaborations website to demonstrate the alignment between our 122 performance elements that we are implementing under Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, and the to 15 deliverables from the 2016 Arctic Science Ministerial. Continue »

Outcomes of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council: IARPC Public Webinar Series
September 7, 2017

The United States chaired the Arctic Council from May 2015 – May 2017, producing numerous results. Join us for a public webinar on September 19, where several project leads will present the outcomes of select science-related chairmanship initiatives. Continue »

IARPC Collaborations Public Webinar Series: The Fulbright Arctic Initiative
August 10, 2017

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative during the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council brought together 16 scholars from across the Arctic region. The scholars will reflect on their experiences and impacts. Continue »

New website for the Forum for Arctic Modeling and Observational Synthesis (FAMOS)
August 1, 2017

FAMOS invites marine and sea ice modelers, theoreticians and observationalists focused on Arctic Ocean multidisciplinary research to join the FAMOS community via their new website. Continue »

Add Your AGU Session to Our Growing Compilation
July 26, 2017

There are over 30 IARPC related sessions available and over 1300 users on our member space. Continue »

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Accepting Applications
July 13, 2017

18-month research program will expand collaborative networks and address shared priorities. Continue »

IARPC Collaborations Webinar Series: Outcomes of Arctic Horizons
July 7, 2017

The Arctic Horizons project brought together members of the Arctic social science research and indigenous communities through a series of workshops to reassess the goals, potentials, and needs of these diverse communities and NSF's Arctic Social Sciences Program. Continue »

Now Available: IARPC Collaboration Team Leaders Workshop Report and Annual Calendar
June 30, 2017

IARPC Collaboration Team Leaders came together in Anchorage, Alaska on March 22-23, 2017, to engage with one another at the launch of the implementation of new Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021. Continue »

The International Arctic Observations Assessment Framework Released
June 23, 2017

The IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) and SAON have published the International Arctic Observations Assessment Framework, defining 12 Social Benefit Areas (SBAs) that rely on Arctic observations. Continue »

View US-Funded Research Across the Arctic with ARMAP
June 12, 2017

A new and improved version has just been released for the Arctic Research Mapping Application (ARMAP). Continue »

Announcements from the North Pacific Research Board
June 9, 2017

North Pacific Research Board announces the commencement of research surveys for the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program and invites submissions of potential research topics to be included in the 2018 Request for Proposals. Continue »

Finland's Arctic Science Networking Workshop for the Arctic Council Chairmanship
June 2, 2017

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) will hold an Arctic Science Networking Workshop from Wednesday the 30th of August to Friday the 1st of September 2017 at the premises of the FMI Headquarters in Helsinki Continue »

Beginning This Month: The Year of Polar Prediction
May 23, 2017

This two-year international effort, which aims to close gaps in polar forecasting capacity, will lead to better forecasts of weather and sea-ice conditions to improve future environmental safety at both poles. Continue »

The 10th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council Held in Fairbanks
May 19, 2017

It was an occasion for the United States to hand over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council to Finland, and for the release of two important documents. Continue »

Join IARPC's new Coastal Resilience Collaboration Team!
May 15, 2017

The Coastal Resilience Collaboration Team is focused on strengthening coastal community resilience and advancing stewardship of coastal natural and cultural resources by engaging in research related to the interconnections of people, natural, and built environments. Continue »

Call for Nominations: Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Science Steering Committee Member
May 8, 2017

Nomination submission deadline: Sunday, 4 June 2017 Continue »

Call for Nominations to the Polar Research Board
April 19, 2017

The PRB is seeking candidates with expertise and practical experience across all areas of polar science (both physical and social sciences), engineering, and policy. Nominations are due Friday, April 28. Continue »

IARPC Public Webinar: Overview of the 2017 Airborne Campaign for NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)
March 30, 2017

Dr. Charles Miller, lead of the 2017 ABoVE Airborne Campaign, will provide an overview of this ABoVE's efforts to link field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from satellite remote sensing. Continue »

Arctic Research Day and IARPC Panel at the University of Alaska Anchorage
March 21, 2017

On March 24, the first ever Anchorage Arctic Research Day will bring together the rich Arctic research community within Anchorage to share the diversity of research being conducted by a broad array of organizations, and foster new connections and collaborations. Continue »

Permafrost Photo of the Month
March 13, 2017

The March edition of the Permafrost Photo of the Month features retrogressive thaw slumping. Continue »

Open Geospatial Consortium Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Final Demonstration
March 10, 2017

This Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Pilot was initiated to demonstrate the diversity, richness, and value of making geospatial data available using international standards and in support of spatial data infrastructures and the Arctic SDI. Continue »

What is Environmental Intelligence?
February 28, 2017

The IARPC Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team provides an ideal platform for working across the observing, modeling, and data management components of the Environmental Intelligence space. Continue »

IASC Medallist 2017: Professor Terry Callaghan
February 21, 2017

The IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. This year, IASC recognizes Professor Terry Callaghan's outstanding contributions to international Arctic science collaboration. Continue »

IARPC Launches Website Updates to Support Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
February 7, 2017

IARPC recently released Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, and we have now updated this website, IARPC Collaborations, to support implementation. Continue »

Community Engagement Events for "Ocean Research in the Coming Decade"
January 18, 2017

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), is requesting input on the structure and content of its upcoming 10-year ocean research plan (tentatively titled “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade”). Continue »

NPRB is seeking nominations to its Science and Advisory Panels
January 12, 2017

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) is seeking nominations to its Advisory and Science Panels for 2017. Four seats for the Science Panel and four seats for the Advisory Panel will become available on 1 June 2017. Continue »

Seminar with Craig Fleener, State of Alaska Arctic Policy Advisor
January 6, 2017

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is pleased to announce that the next Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring Craig Fleener (State of Alaska Arctic Policy Advisor) will be held Wednesday, 11 January 2017 in the ARCUS D.C. office or online for the webinar live-stream. Continue »

Report on the Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research 2017-2018 Released by the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
December 19, 2016

The USARC delivers a biennial report to the President and Congress outlining recommended scientific research goals and objectives for the Arctic. Continue »

IARPC Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 Now Available
December 15, 2016

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announced the release of Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 today at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California. Continue »

NOAA-Sponsored Arctic Report Card 2016 Released
December 14, 2016

Issued annually since 2006, the peer-reviewed Arctic Report Card tracks recent environmental changes relative to historical records. Continue »

Call in details for December 8th Public Webinar "Ocean Research in the Coming Decade"
December 6, 2016

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) under the National Science Technology Council (NSTC) is hosting its first public webinar for the Upcoming 10-Year Ocean Research Plan (the Plan), tentatively titled, “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade.” Continue »

IARPC Town Hall at AGU on the next 5-years of Federally-funded Arctic Research
December 1, 2016

Conveners will provide an overview of the science and policy drivers, scope, and research goals of the Arctic Research Plan FY2017-2021. Continue »

Understanding and Mapping U.S. Interagency Arctic Efforts
November 29, 2016

IARPC released this "primer" to provide an overview of the many interagency activities in the Arctic arena. Continue »

Public Webinar on Ocean Research in the Coming Decade
November 23, 2016

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology under the National Science Technology Council (NSTC) is hosting its first public webinar for the Upcoming 10-Year Ocean Research Plan (the Plan), tentatively titled, “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade.” Continue »

New Report Summarizing the White House Arctic Science Ministerial Now Available
November 21, 2016

Supporting Arctic Science summarizes the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial that was held in Washington, DC, at the White House, on September 28, 2016, to advance international research efforts. Continue »

Community Meeting Rooms Available at AGU 2016
November 15, 2016

This space is provided by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) to encourage scientific collaboration and to facilitate face-to-face meetings of opportunity. Continue »

Add Your AGU Event to Our Growing Compilation
November 3, 2016

The IARPC Collaborations member space contains a compilation of AGU sessions that reach our over 1000 members. Add your event today! Continue »

Public Input Period Now Open for Next 10-year Federal Ocean Research Plan
October 31, 2016

The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology is requesting written input on the structure and content of its upcoming 10-year ocean research plan. Continue »

IARPC's Summary of Accomplishments in 2016
October 25, 2016

This report presents the highlights for each IARPC Collaboration Team as well as priorities for the coming year. Continue »

Registration is open for the 2017 Alaska Marine Science Symposium
October 24, 2016

The Alaska Marine Science Symposium will take place January 23-26., 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. Continue »

Seeking Nominations for the Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame
September 29, 2016

The Alaska State Committee on Research (SCoR) created the Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame in 2014 to celebrate and honor outstanding individuals who put Alaska on the map as leaders in innovation and to contribute to Alaska’s growing culture of innovation. Continue »

Resources Now Available from the White House Arctic Science Ministerial
September 28, 2016

A compilation of the outputs, media coverage, and resources resulting from the White House Arctic Science Ministerial. Continue »

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Ties for Second Lowest Summer Minimum Extent
September 27, 2016

The National Snow and Ice Data Center noted this year's minimum Arctic sea ice extent tied with 2007 for the second lowest minimum extent in the satellite record (1979-present). Continue »

Call for Abstracts and Travel Support for Boreal/Arctic Wildfire Remote Sensing Workshop
September 26, 2016

The Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) is organizing an international workshop to advance remote sensing tools and data for operational and scientific applications by high northern latitude fire ecology and management communities. Continue »

Panel Discussion: Scientific Priorities for a Changing Arctic
September 22, 2016

The public is invited on September 29 for a recap and discussion of the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial even taking place on September 28. Continue »

Arctic Science Ministerial Side-Event on Arctic Science, Education, and Citizen Empowerment
September 22, 2016

Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. will be hosting a special side-event taco the 2016 Arctic Science Ministerial meeting at theARCUS office in Washington, D.C. on 27 September, 2016. Continue »

IARPC Hosts Listening Session on Implementation of the Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
September 19, 2016

In order to gather ideas on the structure, leadership, and support for implementing the next Plan, IARPC hosted a listening session with Collaboration Team leaders as well as the Plan writing teams Continue »

North Slope Science Initiative Scenarios Project Reports Now Available
September 15, 2016

The North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) and University of Alaska Fairbanks have released the results of an effort to prioritize research and monitoring needs on the North Slope through the use of scenarios. Continue »

Abstract submission is open for the 2017 Alaska Marine Science Symposium
September 9, 2016

The 2017 Alaska Marine Science Symposium will take place in Anchorage, Alaska January 23-26. Abstract submission is now open and closes on Friday, October 7 at 4:00 PM Alaska time. Continue »

Deadline Extended to Register for Arctic Change and Mid-latitude Linkages Workshop
September 1, 2016

The deadline to apply and submit an abstract is September 7. Continue »

Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses in the Arctic (SIRTA) White Paper Now Available
August 30, 2016

Developed by the IARPC SIRTA Working Group, a white paper on atmospheric reanalyses, with a focus on issues related to Arctic reanalyses, is now available for the community. Continue »

Panel Discussion and Recap of the White House Arctic Science Ministerial
August 19, 2016

The public is invited for a recap and discussion of the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial event taking place on September 28. Continue »

Final Week to Comment on IARPC's Draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
August 16, 2016

The IARPC Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 is in the last week of the Federal Register review process. Submit your comments now! Continue »

Video Now Available: IARPC's Draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 Overview
August 11, 2016

On August 3, the drafting team for the IARPC Arcitc Research Plan 2017-2021 held an open webinar to explain the plan and to answer community questions. Continue »

Register Now for Arctic Change and Mid-latitude Linkages Workshop
August 9, 2016

As extreme heat, rainfall events, and severe winters become more common, scientists investigate the possible link between Arctic change and extreme weather across the mid-latitudes. Continue »

White House Blog Post "Advancing Arctic Research"
July 27, 2016

IARPC Executive Director Martin Jeffries published a post yesterday on the White House blog about the draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021. Continue »

Request for Public Comment on the Draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
July 26, 2016

We invite public comment on the Plan between July 26 and August 21. Chapter authors will be available to answer questions during an informational webinar on August 3. Continue »

Contribute Your AGU Session to Our Growing Compilation
July 11, 2016

By contributing your session to our member space, it will be included on our calendar and email digest, which is delivered every week to our over 900 members. Continue »

Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses of The Arctic (SIRTA) White Paper Now Available for Community Review
June 29, 2016

A draft white paper on atmospheric reanalyses, with a focus on issues related to Arctic reanalyses, is now available for community review and comment. Continue »

IARPC Among 100 Examples of President Obama’s Leadership in Science, Technology, and Innovation
June 22, 2016

The list includes "Advanced a Comprehensive Approach to Arctic Issues" and refers to the first Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) 5-year plan. Continue »

White House Arctic Science Ministerial: Call-to-Action
June 16, 2016

Individuals, organizations, and institutions from all sectors have the opportunity to contribute to this international event. Continue »

North Pacific Research Board Announces Funding Decisions for Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program
June 14, 2016

Twenty-seven researchers from eleven institutions have been awarded funds totaling $7.75 million. Continue »

Connection Information for Next Week's Webinar Now Available "Funding Effective Interdisciplinary Collaborations: NGEE as a Case Study"
June 8, 2016

The latest installment in IARPC's public webinar series will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Continue »

Solicitation of Sea Ice Outlook Contributions for the June 2016 Report
June 6, 2016

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces the call for contributions for the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook June report based on May data. Continue »

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Releases Strategic Plan 2016
May 31, 2016

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium provides the highest quality health services for Alaska Native people at the Alaska Native Medical Center and across Alaska, through training, health education, disease and injury prevention, and rural water and sewer construction. Alaska Native… Continue »

IARPC Secretariat Travels to Alaska Seeking Input on Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
May 19, 2016

With writing of IARPC's next 5-year Plan for Arctic Research fully underway, a trip to Alaska was in order to brief more partners and calibrate our direction with the "boots on the ground." Continue »

First-ever Arctic Science Ministerial Announced
May 16, 2016

On September 28, 2016, science ministers from across the globe will gather in Washington, DC, for the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial. Continue »

Please Contribute to the Survey for the External Review of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON)
May 11, 2016

The purpose of SAON is to support and strengthen the development and multinational engagement for sustained and coordinated pan-Arctic observing and data sharing systems that serve societal needs. We kindly ask you to complete this 15 minute survey by June 1st. Continue »

Funding Effective Interdisciplinary Collaborations: NGEE as a Case Study—IARPC Collaborations Webinar Series
May 9, 2016

This webinar will feature an Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE)-Arctic evaluation of methane emissions across gradients of permafrost thaw followed by the project’s program manager's comments on connecting individual research ideas to funding priorities and science policy. Continue »

Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) Seeks Input on Water and Sanitation (WASH) Survey
May 4, 2016

WASH focuses on improving health through safe and affordable access to household running water and sewer/sanitation in Arctic and sub-Arctic communities. Continue »

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 »

Arctic Observing Summit Conference Statement Released
April 7, 2016

In the Final Conference Statement, Summit participants make seven major recommendations towards developing and implementing a sustained observing system that supports decision-making in response to rapid Arctic change. Continue »

Webinar Series on Communicating Your Science Hosted by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
April 6, 2016

Explaining “why the Arctic matters” has increasingly become recognized as an important skill among Arctic scientists. USAPECS is providing resources to help researchers better communicate their research. Continue »

“Our Arctic Nation” Connects Each U.S. State to the Arctic
March 23, 2016

A new weekly online publication brought to you by the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Continue »

Request for Information to Help Shape Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
March 13, 2016

We invite contributions all members of the Alaska, U.S., and international Arctic research community and other stakeholders through our in-person listening session at ASSW and online. Continue »

IARPC Approves Scope of Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021
March 9, 2016

The IARPC Principals have now approved the scope and structure of the next 5 year plan after a 6 month process of gathering input from agencies, as well as the academic research community, the State of Alaska, local and tribal entities, non-governmental organizations, and industry. Continue »

Please Welcome Martin Jeffries as the New Executive Director of IARPC
March 4, 2016

Martin has been involved with IARPC as a co-lead of the Sea Ice Collaboration Team as well as section author of the IARPC Arctic Research Plan 2013-2017. Continue »

The Arctic Digital Elevation Model Project Webinar Video Now Available
February 25, 2016

Video is now available of this IARPC hosted webinar on the development of the first very high resolution, publicly available digital surface model of the entire Arctic region above 60º N. Continue »

Synergizing Interagency and International Arctic Research: The IASC-IARPC Meeting Report
February 19, 2016

The U.S. representatives to International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and IARPC Team Leaders met last December to develop synergies between the IASC working groups and IARPC collaboration teams. Continue »

Coordinating Arctic Research and Subsistence Hunting
February 15, 2016

IARPC recently hosted complementary webinars on mitigating the impacts of Arctic research on subsistence hunting on land and at sea, and the videos are now available to the public. Continue »

Complete this Survey to Help Develop an Arctic Coastal Biodiversity Monitoring Program:
February 11, 2016

The Coastal Expert Monitoring Group of the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) invites you to complete a questionnaire to inform their upcoming workshop as they prepare to develop a biodiversity monitoring program for coastal ecosystems across the circumpolar Arctic. Continue »

IARPC Webinar Series: The Arctic Digital Elevation Model Project
February 4, 2016

IARPC Collaborations announces the first in the 2016 series of public webinars. Anyone is welcome to attend; please distribute widely! Continue »

What’s IARPC and How Can You Be Involved? Workshop at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium
January 22, 2016

This workshop will include an overview of the marine collaboration teams, explain how and why the research community can engage in IARPC, and introduce the process by which IARPC is updating its current 5-year plan. Continue »

The Arctic Council Requests Your Help with "One Health"
January 7, 2016

The Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) is requesting your assistance in collecting vital data for its ‘One Health’ project. Continue »

Summary and Slides from a Successful IARPC Town Hall at AGU 2015
December 22, 2015

The town hall attracted 86 community members and included presentations from Tammy Dickinson (OSTP), Martin Jeffries (ONR), Sandy Starkweather (IARPC) and Jessica Rohde (IARPC). Continue »

IARPC 2015 Biennial Report Released Today by the National Science and Technology Council
December 14, 2015

The Biennial Report describes key interagency activities and accomplishments focused on leveraging research funding and scientific talent to accelerate our understanding of, and ability to predict, environmental changes in the Arctic. Continue »

Arctic Report Card 2015 to be Released at the AGU Fall Meeting
December 13, 2015

The "Arctic Report Card: Update for 2015" will be released at a press conference scheduled for 9 am (Pacific Standard Time) on Tuesday, 15 December at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Continue »

Arctic Council U.S. Chairmanship Projects Primer
December 11, 2015

A high-level overview of initiatives that are part of the 2015-2017 Arctic Council workplan during the U.S. Chairmanship. Continue »

Engage with IARPC at the AGU Fall Meeting
December 3, 2015

IARPC will host a Town Hall as well as two posters - we hope you will join us! Continue »

IARPC Collaboration Team Accomplishments Highlighted in Annual Report
November 23, 2015

The twelve IARPC Collaboration Teams have initiated collaborative projects, improved predictions, expanded observations, and hosted cross-cutting webinars to help IARPC accelerate the pace of Arctic research. Read more in our annual report. Continue »

I AM INUIT: Meet the people of the Arctic
November 16, 2015

Beginning this summer, award-winning Inupiaq photographer Brian Adams has been traveling to Arctic communities on behalf of ICC-AK to meet and photograph the Inuit people of the Arctic. Continue »

Meeting of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Science Steering Committee and Action Team Leaders
November 12, 2015

The Science Steering Committee, Action Team Leaders, Federal and State of Alaska agencies, and other interested parties will meet to discuss the new structure and future plans of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) in Seattle on 19 and 20 November 2015. Continue »

IARPC 101: Jeffries Interviewed in ARCUS' "Witness the Arctic"
November 2, 2015

Dr. Martin Jeffries, Arctic Science Advisor and Program Officer for Arctic and Global Prediction at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), as well as the chair of the Sea Ice Collaboration Team (SICT), describes the structure and function of IARPC. Continue »

SIRTA (Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses of The Arctic) Working Group Formed
October 27, 2015

The IARPC Staff Group is forming the SIRTA (Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses of the Arctic) working group to address a need for improved Arctic reanalysis models of weather, sea ice, glaciers, ecosystems, and other components of the Arctic system. Continue »

Announcing the New IARPC Arctic Research Support & Logistics Working Group
October 21, 2015

This group will convene Arctic logistics resource and program managers to develop partnerships across disciplinary, agency, organizational and international boundaries. Continue »

Arctic Matters Day at the National Academy of Sciences
October 15, 2015

Join the Polar Research Board in Washington D.C. on January 14, 2016, in a symposium to expand public understanding of how the changing Arctic region affects us all. Continue »

NASA's Operation IceBridge Campaign Begins in Greenland
October 7, 2015

For the first time in its 7 years of flights, Operation IceBridge is conducting overlapping campaigns in Antarctica and the Arctic. Continue »

Early-career Travel Awards for the Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting
October 1, 2015

Organizers of the 2015 Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting announce the availability of travel awards to support early-career scientist participation. Continue »

New Resources Available on IARPC Collaborations Member Space
September 29, 2015

The IARPC Collaborations secretariat invites scientific contributors from both inside and outside the federal government to request an account on our member space and take advantage of several new resources and tools. Continue »

Permafrost Carbon Network Chair Briefs IARPC
September 24, 2015

Watch the video of Ted Schuur's presentation on this interdisciplinary consortium of scientists. Continue »

Comprehensive Arctic Digital Elevation Maps in Development
September 21, 2015

For the first time, comprehensive high-resolution topographic maps are being developed that will consistently cover the entire Arctic region. Continue »

Comment Period Now Open for Draft Arctic Policies from NSF's Division of Polar Programs
September 15, 2015

The National Science Foundation, Division of Polar Programs is preparing to release three new policies applicable to people conducting fieldwork in the Arctic supported by the Division of Polar Programs and invite public comment before October 2, 2015. Continue »

Workshop on Best Practices and Data Standards for Community Based Observing Networks and Systems (CBONS)
September 4, 2015

Join us in Seattle, October 5-6, 2015. Continue »

Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Announces New Executive Director
August 21, 2015

The Science Steering Committee (SSC) of the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program announced today the selection of Brendan Kelly, PhD as its new Executive Director. Dr. Kelly will assume the duties of his new role on 21 September 2015. Continue »

Synthesis of Arctic Research (SOAR) Featured in Special Issue of Progress in Oceanography
August 20, 2015

The Synthesis Of Arctic Research (SOAR) brings together a multidisciplinary group of Arctic scientists and residents to explore and integrate information from completed and ongoing marine research in the Pacific Arctic. Continue »

Unmanned Aircraft Flights Along the North Slope of Alaska to Measure Lower Atmospheric Properties
August 13, 2015

The data collected will aid in understanding the lifecycle of Arctic cloud properties, small scale wind patterns, and the vertical mixing of air between the surface and cloud height, all of which are critical components of improving the predictability of the Arctic atmosphere and sea-ice. Continue »

IARPC Collaborations Website Tutorial for Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Members
July 27, 2015

This special website tutorial will focus on effective use of the IARPC Collaborations website for the early career crowd. It will take place via WebEx on August 26, 3 to 4pm EDT, registration required. Continue »

The Arctic in the NOAA "State of the Climate in 2014" Report
July 23, 2015

The “State of the Climate in 2014” report, released on July 16, 2015 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, compiles the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate from the contributions of 413 scientists from 58 countries of the world. Continue »

Apply Now to the Earth to Sky Climate Change Science and Communication Course
July 15, 2015

Meet with world-class scientists and communicators, discuss best practices about understanding and responding to changing climate, develop a customized climate program or product. Continue »

Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) and Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) 2015
July 8, 2015

The Sea Ice Prediction Network recently released the June Report of the September 2015 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) as well as weekly updates from the Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO). Continue »

The Arctic Water Resources Vulnerability Index (AWRVI)
June 30, 2015

An Integrated Assessment Tool for Community Resilience and Vulnerability with Respect to Freshwater Continue »

North Pacific Research Board Arctic Request For Proposals Teleconference Recording and List of Interested Parties Available for Download
June 23, 2015

North Pacific Research Board recently released a call for pre-proposals for an Arctic ecosystem program and held an informational teleconference on May 28 with over 120 callers participating. Continue »

NSF Announcement: Arctic Observing Network Program Director Appointed
June 9, 2015

Dr. William Ambrose will begin service as new Program Director of the Arctic Observing Network program in the Arctic Sciences (ARC) section on 15 June 2015. Continue »

Invitation to Share Arctic Research Activities and Suggestions with the US Arctic Research Commissioners
June 4, 2015


North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) Announces the Release of the Arctic Program Request for Pre-proposals
May 26, 2015

An informational teleconference will be held Thursday, May 28 at 10 AM Alaska time. Continue »

New Report Released: Climate Change in the Bering Strait Region
May 22, 2015

"Climate Change in the Bering Strait" documents climate change impacts as described by residents of seven communities in the Bering Strait Region of Northwest Alaska. Continue »

Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES) Announces Pilot Program: Biophysical, Chemical Observations, Marine Mammal Tagging Components
May 18, 2015

Launched by BOEM and NOPP in late 2014, the Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES) has announced its first pilot field activities. Continue »

Smithsonian Arctic Spring Festival
May 5, 2015

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will host an Arctic Spring weekend festival May 8-10 to celebrate the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Continue »

What You Need to Know Before You Go (to the Arctic)
April 29, 2015

Heading up to the Arctic? To prepare, consult this short list that helps scientists think about standards of practice for taking students into the field, emergency notifications, financial responsibility for search-and-rescue, and more. Continue »

New Resource: "Arctic Matters" Interactive Website and Brochure
April 24, 2015

The National Research Council of the National Academies recently released an educational brochure, interactive website, and video introduction to these resources. Continue »

"One Arctic" USARC Chair Fran Ulmer's editorial in Science on the Arctic Council and the US Chairmanship
April 22, 2015

In an editorial in Science magazine U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair Fran Ulmer comments on the scientific aspects of the Arctic Council and the two-year US Chairmanship that begins this week. Continue »

Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Final Report Released
April 15, 2015

The Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) project was completed in early 2015, and the final report has just been released. Continue »

Call for Nominations: The 2017 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space
April 9, 2015

NRC's 2017 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space will play a critical role in planning for the nation, not just for NASA, but all earth science agencies conducting space-based research. Continue »

Implementation Report Released for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region
April 7, 2015

On Friday April 3, 2015, the Obama administration released the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR) Implementation Report. This report highlights two years of progress made by the federal government on Arctic issues addressed in NSAR released by the President in 2013. Continue »

Arctic Human Development Report II Published
March 30, 2015

The second volume of the Arctic Human Development Report (AHDR) highlights the major trends and changes unfolding related to the various issues and thematic areas of human development in the Arctic over the past decade. Continue »

Call for Planning Letters: Arctic and Global Prediction Program at the Office of Naval Research
March 23, 2015

The Arctic and Global Prediction Program at the Office of Naval Research announces a call for planning letters for basic research to be funded beginning in FY16 (1 October 2015 - 30 September 2016). Continue »

Call for Nominations - Organizing Committee for Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting
March 18, 2015

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) seeks nominations for the Organizing Committee of an Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting that will convene the week of 16 November 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Continue »

IARPC Kicks-off Webinar Series with Programs on ABoVE and YOPP
March 13, 2015

The video of the ABoVE webinar is now available, and mark your calendars for the YOPP webinar. Continue »

IARPC Featured in Witness the Arctic
March 3, 2015

IARPC's recent accomplishments, including our new website, webinars, and team leaders workshop were highlighted in ARCUS' quarterly publication Witness the Arctic . Continue »

IARPC Collaborations to Host Public Webinar on NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)
February 27, 2015

IARPC invites you to join us for a public webinar about the objectives, activities, and timeline for ABoVE, the next major field campaign funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program. Continue »

SEARCH Seeks Nominations for Science Steering Committee
February 24, 2015

SEARCH seeks nominations of candidates that are broad and cross-disciplinary thinkers, are good communicators and consensus-builders, and have a strong commitment to the SEARCH vision. Continue »

IARPC Researchers Talk Arctic Science on National Public Radio
February 23, 2015

Dr. Cheryl Rosa and Dr. Martin Jeffries were both featured on NPR radio programs last week to describe the cutting edge research currently taking place in the Arctic. Continue »

New Film Released by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
February 19, 2015

In the context of its 25th anniversary this year, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) presents a comprehensive publication on its history as well as a short file including interviews with those who were involved with the development of IASC. Continue »

IARPC Collaborations Launches Arctic Acronym Tool
February 17, 2015

Sort through the alphabet soup of Arctic research acronyms with our crowd-sourced acronym dictionary. Continue »

Project Jukebox Offers Oral History of Sea Ice in Northern Alaska
February 9, 2015

The Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is proud to announce the completion of the Northern Alaska Sea Ice Project Jukebox, which catalogs oral history recordings that offer a rich understanding of sea ice and changing conditions in the north. Continue »

Key Findings and Recommendations from IARPC Team Leader's Workshop: A Public Summary
February 2, 2015

This presentation provides a summary of the key findings and recommendations from last November's IARPC Collaborations Team Leaders Workshop. Continue »

Jacqueline Grebmeier Awarded IASC Medal
January 30, 2015

The 2015 IASC Medal, which is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic, has been awarded to Dr. Jacqueline Grebmeier for her exceptional contributions to the understanding of Arctic benthic ecology and marine ecosystem dynamics; her… Continue »

Apply Now for the Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholar Competition
January 27, 2015

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Continue »

Obama Administration Issues Executive Order on Arctic Coordination
January 22, 2015

The Obama Administration released an Executive Order to enhance coordination of Federal Arctic policies across Departments and agencies on January 21, 2015. The Executive Order establishes an Arctic Executive Steering Committee, chaired by the Director of the Office of Science and Technology… Continue »

Call for Nominations - Science Technical Advisory Panel Members, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)
January 20, 2015

Nomination deadline: Monday, 2 February 2015. For further information, instructions, and the nomination form, go to: The North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI ) is seeking six new members for its Science Technology Panel. The 15-member panel of scientists and… Continue »

Alaska Marine Science Symposium
January 15, 2015

Media Advisory : January 14, 2014 Download the full press release here . Follow the symposium on Twitter @AKMarineScience or tweet along using #AMSS2015 . The Alaska Marine Science Symposium delivers one of the largest scientific conferences in Alaska. Over 1,000 scientists, resource… Continue »

New NASA Mission: Oceans Melting Greenland
January 8, 2015

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of ice in the Greenland Sea. Image courtesy of NASA In late November, NASA announced five new airborne campaigns to begin in 2015 as part of its second series of Earth… Continue »

Arctic Report Card 2014 released at the AGU Fall Meeting
December 19, 2014

The annual update to the Arctic Report Card was released on 17 December 2014 at a press conference at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Available online ( ), Arctic Report Card 2014 is a peer-reviewed publication of 10 essays… Continue »

IARPC Information Session at AGU (connect remotely via WebEx)
December 12, 2014

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) will be holding an information session during the AGU meeting on Tuesday, December 16 from 12:15-1:30 PST. The meeting will begin with an overview by Executive Director, Simon Stephenson, and include summaries of accomplishments and planned… Continue »

Call for Proposals for NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)
December 10, 2014

NASA Terrestrial Ecology research addresses changes in Earth’s carbon cycle and ecosystems using space-based observations in order to improve understanding of the structure and function of global terrestrial ecosystems, their interactions with the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and their role in… Continue »

"Why the Arctic Matters" Outreach Resource from the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
December 4, 2014

Blistering cold air from the Arctic plunged southward during the winter of 2013/2014, breaking US temperature records. On January 6, 2014, alone, approximately 50 daily record low temperatures were set, from Colorado to Alabama to New York, according to the National Weather Service. Credit:… Continue »

NSF Arctic-FROST Research Network: First year in Review
December 2, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a five-year Research Coordination Network (RCN) Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) grant to the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for support of the project entitled "RCN-SEES Arctic-FROST: Arctic FRontiers Of… Continue »

Admiral Papp on the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council in EOS
November 25, 2014

The appointed U.S. special representative for the Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp, spoke at the 6 November meeting of the Polar Research Board of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. At this meeting, attended by the IARPC Secretariat, he detailed the proposed agenda for the 2 year U.S.… Continue »

Arctic Ecosystem Study Launched by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP)
November 24, 2014

BOEM and NOPP partners announced the award of a broad Arctic study that will investigate the interrelationship among the physical, biological, chemical and social science components of the Beaufort Sea ecosystem from Barrow, Alaska, to the Mackenzie River delta in Canadian waters. Image… Continue »

Arctic Ocean Exploration Funding Opportunity
November 18, 2014

The latest NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER) federal funding opportunity has been published, and it is Arctic-focused. OER seeks to enhance ocean exploration and scientific knowledge in the Arctic by encouraging use of the rich Arctic data set collected in support of the U.S.… Continue »

How Can IARPC Develop More Effective Collaborations? Team Leaders Convene in Washington, D.C.
November 14, 2014

How can we facilitate more effective collaborations when team members reside in different agencies, sectors, and even countries? How can we engage stakeholders and external partners in order to build diverse collaboration networks? What organizational structure and communication tools can help us… Continue »

Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Requests Input on Position Paper on the Arctic Observing Network
November 11, 2014

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) requests input on a draft position paper on issues related to the design and implementation of an integrated Arctic Observing Network (AON). The four-page position paper was developed by Craig Lee with input from the Observing Change Panel… Continue »

Arctic Science Data Portal Connects Researchers, Decision Makers and the Public with Arctic Information
October 30, 2014

Hosted by the United States Arctic Research Commission, the Arctic Science Data Portal is a broad collection of Arctic science websites that are distributed among categories including Society, Environment, Economics, Reference, and Organizations. A list of abbreviations and an organizational chart… Continue »

Report Available - U.S. Global Change Research Program Annual Report to Congress
October 27, 2014

The Fiscal Year 2015 edition of Our Changing Planet, USGCRP's annual report to Congress, includes an overview of the USGCRP research enterprise and recent highlights that illustrate how the Program is meeting the mandate of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 and fulfilling the 2012-2021… Continue »

Multidisciplinary Research Team Developing Advanced Arctic Ecosystem Model
October 24, 2014

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program sponsors a range of research activities that lead to an improved predictive understanding of terrestrial ecosystems. BER places priority on ecosystems that are sensitive to change, globally important,… Continue »

North Pacific Research Board Developing Coordinated Arctic Marine Research Program
October 21, 2014

North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) is currently developing a highly-collaborative Arctic marine ecosystem research program and is actively seeking partners. NPRB has committed $6 million and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and North Slope Borough/Shell Baseline Studies Program have each… Continue »

Network of Robotic Marginal Ice Zone Sensors Combined with Observations from Space: Office of Naval Research (ONR) Marginal Ice Zone Experiment
October 21, 2014

The ONR marginal ice zone field experiment was brought to a close in late September 2014 when Seagliders, Wavegliders and wave floats were recovered from the Beaufort Sea. They were just a few of the almost 100 sensors and platforms deployed between March and August to investigate… Continue »

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2014
October 15, 2014

AGU Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2014 (San Francisco, CA, USA) . With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The AGU Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space sciences community for discussions of emerging trends and… Continue »

Arctic Change 2014 Conference
October 14, 2014

8-12 DECEMBER - OTTAWA CONVENTION CENTRE - OTTAWA, CANADA The international Arctic Change 2014 conference aims to stimulate discussion and foster collaborations among people with a vested interest in the Arctic and its peoples. Coinciding with the pinnacle of Canada’s chairmanship of the… Continue »

3rd Annual Alaska Federation of Natives/National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference
September 25, 2014

The 3rd Annual Alaska Federation of Natives - National Congress of American Indians Tribal Conference will take place at the Egan Center in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday, October 22nd. The theme “Tribal Governments – Community Solutions” is intended to further collaboration between… Continue »

Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2015
September 24, 2014

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is the annual gathering of the international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science. The summit… Continue »

IASC Newsletter Progress Now Available
September 8, 2014

The International Arctic Science Committee has published its latest IASC Progress newsletter dedicated dedicated to the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III ). Click here to read more. Continue »

AOOS Film Contest
September 3, 2014

In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS ) is seeking short films highlighting Alaska's coast or oceans. AOOS welcomes films of any genre relating to the ocean (i.e. people using the ocean and coast, marine research, marine wildlife, ocean-related policy issues,… Continue »

US Arctic Research Commission to hold its 102nd meeting September 15-16, 2014
September 3, 2014

The US Arctic Research Commission will hold its 102nd meeting on September 15-16, 2014 in Anchorage, AK. To view the agenda click here . Continue »

Sea Ice Outlook: August Report
August 27, 2014

The Sea Ice Outlook 2014 August report includes 23 pan-Arctic contributions and four regional outlooks. The August report has a median Outlook value for September 2014 sea ice extent of 5.0 million square kilometers with quartiles of 4.58 and 5.22 million square kilometers. This median value is… Continue »

Upcoming U.S. Chairmanship of Arctic Council likely to shine light on need for enhanced monitoring of black carbon and methane in the Arctic.
August 8, 2014

In the spring of 2015, the U.S. will take over the two-year chairmanship of the 8-nation Arctic Council. The State Department is currently leading a process to identify the major themes and planned deliverables during the U.S. chairmanship. Relatedly, there is currently a task force under the… Continue »

"New Scientists" join the Office of Naval Research's Marginal Ice Zone Project
July 10, 2014

A TIRELESS scientific expedition is currently encamped across a huge stretch of Arctic pack ice. The daytime temperature is just above freezing. Regardless, the team sends data day and night to a string of labs around the world. There isn't a single human among them. This remotely monitored outfit… Continue »

Multidisciplinary Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) releases its Science Plan.
July 3, 2014

A first draft of the MOSAiC Science Plan is available for download at This draft has been developed by the MOSAiC Science Plan writing team during 2013-2014. The intention with posting the draft now is to provide the opportunity for broader community comment and… Continue »

Sea Ice Outlook: June Report
June 19, 2014

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (co-sponsored by 5 IARPC agencies) announces the availability of the June Report of the Sea Ice Outlook. Since 2008, the annual SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) has obtained over 300 community predictions of the September sea ice extent. This year represents a transition… Continue »

BOEM announces MARES RFP solicitation now available
June 19, 2014

Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES) Ecosystem Dynamics and Monitoring of the Beaufort Sea: An Integrated-Science Approach -- (Excerpt) The Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study (MARES) involves several core planning and research components: (1) conceptual framework and identification of desired outcomes,… Continue »

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