IARC is working together with a team from around the circumpolar north to make this year’s Arctic Observing Summit a success as it moves 100% online. AOS, which takes place March 30 to April 2, is a biennial summit held in conjunction with Arctic Science Summit Week. Anyone in the Arctic observing community interested in…

University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists are providing strategic ice and weather expertise to the U.S. Navy during its Ice Exercise 2020 in the Arctic Ocean this spring. The work helps ensure a safe and successful exercise for participants — both on and under the ice. The Navy commenced ICEX 2020 with the construction of a temporary ice…

Alaska had its warmest year on record in 2019, making a big splash across state, national and even world news. That ranking would not be possible without the diligent and forward-looking work of a handful of University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists. Each month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assesses the U.S. climate by examining…

International Arctic Research Center climate scientist, Brian Brettschneider, testified to the Alaska State Legislature House Resource Committee in Juneau last week. The January 24 testimony on Alaska’s changing climate was heard along with a resolution establishing a special committee on climate change. “Climate change is here; greenhouse gas emissions are largely responsible, and Alaska’s people and…

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications for 2020 summer expeditions. Young women interested in joining the tuition-free wilderness science education programs should start their applications by Jan. 31. The expeditions are open to 16- and 17-year-old, female-identifying youths passionate about science, art and the outdoors. Alaskans are encouraged to apply, as are girls who may not otherwise…

By 2099, winds along Alaska’s northwestern coasts are projected to grow stronger, according to a new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. To understand past and future winds, programmer Kyle Redilla, of UAF’s International Arctic Research Center, and Sarah Pearl, an undergraduate from Dartmouth College, analyzed over 30 years of data from 67 airports…