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2017 REU Program: Understanding the Arctic as a System

The Arctic climate is changing. Today, more than ever, an integrated cross-disciplinary approach is necessary to understand and explain changes in the Arctic and the implications of those changes. Responding to needs in innovative research and education for understanding high-latitude rapid climate change, researchers from UAF have established a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site, aiming…

Arctic Research and Economic Diversification

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 3:00 pm, Globe Room (Elvey)- Visiting researchers Sei-Ichi Saitoh and Taro Osabe will discuss Arctic research being conducted at Hokkaido University and fish resources in the Pacific Arctic.

IARC 2016 Annual Report published

The team of IARC researchers, staff, and students is excited to share this selection of notable activities and achievements with you. Message from IARC Director Hajo Eicken Personally, I am honored and happy to serve in my new role as IARC Director, starting in the spring of last year. The transition from my appointment as…

IARC’s Lawson Brigham pushes Arctic shipping safety forward

Lawson Brigham is a distinguished professor of geography and Arctic Policy at IARC. He’s also a former Coast Guard icebreaker captain and maritime-law expert who has spent the last 25 years helping work toward the recent adoption of the Polar Code by the International Maritime Organization and international shippers from many nations.

Free glaciology and marine programs for girls seek applications

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through January 31, 2017 for free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17.

Three teams of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers or fjords with tidewater glaciers. They’ll conduct scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, oceanographers, artists and mountaineers.

The three Inspiring Girls trips of 2017 will include Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls On Ice Cascades and Girls in Icy Fjords. They are operated through IARC and the UAF College of Natural Science & Mathematics.

To UAF oceanographer Hauri, communication matters

By Nate Bauer  |  IARC researcher Claudine Hauri recognizes the struggle to communicate about complex scientific concepts. Take, for example, “ocean acidification.” “That’s the simplest way we’ve found for talking about the issue,” she said, “and even that term has big problems. Strictly speaking, the ocean will never be wholly acidic. The consequences of that…

Welcome to the new IARC website!

After months of development, the IARC web design & development team presents an updated website for IARC. This includes:

Realignment — we’ve reorganized content to better communicate IARC activities and aid discovery

Redesign — we’ve strengthened our branding and information architecture to provide a better user experience

Highlight: New report from North Slope Scenarios Project

In a warming climate, long-term monitoring and research in the American Arctic is crucial. To address this, the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) implemented the Scenarios Project to help natural resource management agencies better direct research and monitor change in the Arctic using a scenarios framework.