Understanding the Arctic as a System

The IARC Group

These Arctic and climate research teams are part of the IARC Group

ACCAP_color_RISAAlaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

ACCAP partners with stakeholders to inform realistic community plans and climate adaptation strategies using the most scientifically accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information. Our core activities integrate research and decision-support tool innovation.  Visit website

AFSC_colorAlaska Fire Science Consortium

AFSC strengthens the link between fire science research and practical application by promoting communication and collaboration between managers and scientists, and providing an organized fire science delivery platform. Visit website

AKCSC-Logo-colorAlaska Climate Science Center

The Alaska CSC provides scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The AK CSC is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and physically housed within the University of Alaska Anchorage. Visit website

caps_logoCenter for Arctic Policy Studies

University of Alaska scholars possess a wealth of Arctic knowledge and expertise spread across multiple disciplines. The Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) is bringing together that knowledge and expertise to more readily serve policy makers in the Arctic. Visit website

CIFAR_logoCooperative Institute for Alaska Research

As NOAA’s Alaska Regional Cooperative Institute, CIFAR facilitates research, education and outreach in ecosystem function, coastal hazards, and climate change and variability. Visit website

snap_color_latoScenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning

SNAP aims to help people plan in a changing climate by exploring possible futures based on the best scientific knowledge and data available. SNAP expertise includes communication, data analysis and planning. Visit website