News from IARC

NSF funds diverse collaborators to study Arctic Change

By Athena Copenhaver | November 1, 2021

The National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs recently funded the University of Alaska Fairbanks and six other institutions to synthesize what is known about the changing Arctic environment and…

A student writes their name on a petri dish while being instructed by a UAF researcher.

New AK CASC Microberry Project Kicks Off 

By Mike Delue | October 4, 2021

The Microberry project may be a new initiative for the AK CASC, but the team are no newcomers to citizen science efforts. Christa Mulder and Katie Spellman have spent the…

IARC researchers and US coast guard officials pose for a photo

IARC leadership met with US Coast Guard officials on Arctic science needs

By Molly Tankersley | September 28, 2021

Members of the US Coast Guard Office of Marine Environmental Response (USCG MER) Policy division met with International Arctic Research Center director Hajo Eicken, deputy director Scott Rupp, and researchers Jessica…

Biden appoints Mike Sfraga chair of U.S. Arctic Research Commission

By Heather McFarland | September 24, 2021

University of Alaska Fairbanks affiliate Mike Sfraga was appointed on Friday as the new chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. Sfraga, an affiliate research faculty at the International Arctic…

Natural cycles in the Gulf of Alaska accentuate ocean acidification

By Heather McFarland | September 15, 2021

New research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks shows that the fluctuations of major wind and ocean circulation systems can temporarily accelerate or reverse the rate of ocean acidification in…