Disciplinary collaboration teams

IARPC’s enabling legislation includes both a mandate for interagency coordination and a mandate for collaboration with non-federal science and research partners in the state of Alaska, academia, industry, Indigenous groups, and more. Under the Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, IARPC established nine collaboration teams whose joint activities advance Arctic research. Many of these teams will continue to meet and collaborate under the new Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026. Teams are open to anyone who can contribute. If you would like to get involved, please request an account.

  • Atmosphere

    Advancing process and understanding of the changing composition and dynamics and the resulting changes to surface energy budgets.

  • Coastal Resilience
    Coastal Resilience

    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.

  • Environmental Intelligence
    Environmental Intelligence

    Developing integrated environmental knowledge that is timely, reliable, and suitable, that includes observing, modeling, and data integration.

  • Glaciers & Sea Level
    Glaciers & Sea Level

    Improving the understanding of glaciers, ice caps and the Greenland Ice Sheet to resolve the forcings for and impacts of mass balance changes.

  • Health & Well-being
    Health & Well-being

    Enhancing understanding of health determinants and improving the well-being of Arctic residents.

  • Marine Ecosystems
    Marine Ecosystems

    Increasing understanding of the structure and function of Arctic marine ecosystems and their role in the climate system and advancing predictive capabilities.

  • Permafrost

    Advancing understanding of processes controlling permafrost dynamics and the impacts on ecosystems, infrastructure, and climate feedbacks.

  • Sea Ice
    Sea Ice

    Enhancing understanding and improving predictions of the changing Arctic sea ice cover.

  • Terrestrial Ecosystems
    Terrestrial Ecosystems

    Developing a landscape-scale understanding of the drivers and impacts of terrestrial ecosystem change.


Sub-teams originated in relation to the Environmental Intelligence team.
Join that team before joining a sub-team.

  • Arctic Data
    Arctic Data

    Applying modern cyberinfrastructure to improve capabilities for integrating and blending data.

  • Arctic Observing Systems
    Arctic Observing Systems

    Assessment, planning, and integration of environmental and socioeconomic observing to understand Arctic system change. This open team supports the US AON and meets periodically as the U.S. Committee to Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON).

  • Modeling

    Enhancing understanding of the integrated Arctic system through the use of regional and global earth system models.

Self-forming teams

Self-forming teams allow our members to organize themselves around Arctic research topics not currently covered in our Arctic Research Plan. Self-forming teams vary in scope, but align in their objectives to connect the research community and Federal agencies working on Arctic-related research initiatives.

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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Join scientists from Federal, State, academic, NGO, and industry organizations working to accelerate the progress of Arctic research.

Membership suggestions are subject to approval and adherence to the IARPC Collaborations code of conduct.

IARPC Collaborations

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