Understanding the Arctic as a System

IARC researcher receives presidential award

Elena Sparrow was recently honored with a U.S. presidential award for her excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics mentoring. Sparrow is a University of Alaska Fairbanks research professor and the education outreach director at the International Arctic Research Center. The award, which includes a $10,000 National Science Foundation grant, recognizes the important role mentors…

Arctic climate change: Alternative futures

While changes of sea ice and air temperature have received widespread media coverage, other changes in the cryosphere and the broader Arctic environment have been synthesized in recent assessment reports. A consistent pattern of change through the Arctic system has emerged. However, the future trajectory of the system is subject to various uncertainties, and human…

Congress holds maritime transportation in the Arctic hearing

International Arctic Research Center researcher and retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, Dr. Lawson Brigham, testified to Congress during the Maritime Transportation in the Arctic hearing this week. Brigham was called to testify on June 7 as part of the committee hearing addressing the United States’ lack of adequate infrastructure, research, and preparedness to accommodate increased maritime…

New summary available on Bering Strait winter 2018 sea ice conditions

The amount of sea ice in the Bering Sea this winter was the lowest it has been since 1850. Communities throughout the region were significantly impacted. The International Arctic Research Center recently produced a NEW summary about these conditions. Bering Strait: an overview of winter 2018 sea ice conditions explains why so little sea ice…

Greetings from the Far North!

The NABOS cruise will begin August 8 from Kirkenes, Norway and head for Arkhangelsk, Russia, gateway to the Russian Arctic Ocean and the Nansen & Amundsen Basins. This region has been the focus of monitoring by NABOS scientists since 2002.

Arctic Field Summer School: student presentations

Join us for student presentations by the 2018 Arctic Field Summer School- Norway-Canada-USA collaboration.  When: Friday, June 8 Where: Akasofu 401 Presentation schedule 2:00 – 2:10 Introduction 2:10 – 2:30 Ingrid Olsen, Sofia Kjellman Estimating the response of lake ice breakup to lake depth using satellite observations and field measurements on Northern North Slope, Alaska 2:30…