Established in 1999, IARC supports Arctic research, coordination and communication to help the nation and the world understand, prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change in the Arctic and beyond. Learn more about our history
- Collaborations: 90 scientists, analysts, students and professional staff with interests that span physical, biological and social sciences.
- Projects: 150 research projects that investigate all elements of the arctic system, including ocean, ice, atmosphere, land, and society.
- Value: For every one dollar invested in IARC from the state of Alaska we earn ten dollars through competitive research grants, partnerships and other contracts.
- Outreach programs and Summer School
- Annual Report 2016
The IARC Group
We are a consortium of related Arctic and climate research teams. Expertise includes downscaling climate data, planning and adaptation, fire science, communication, and collaborations with state and federal agencies. These groups are:
- Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
- Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC)
- Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC)
- Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research (CIFAR)
- Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)
What We Do
- Research We conduct innovative and relevant physical, ecological and social science research to track, predict and respond to a rapidly changing Arctic.
- Modeling We develop and maintain models of the Arctic system, including the development of new modules and the validation and assessment of existing models.
- Information We work with agencies, communities, and the private sector to develop information products and tools for decision-making and planning.
- Education We engage with educators and students locally and worldwide to build a greater understanding of Arctic system science and climate change.
- Coordination We build partnerships from the local to the international level to support coordination, collaboration and problem solving around complex Arctic opportunities and issues.