Arctic system science

Arctic climate modeling & data

International coordination

Responding to change

Community engagement

Supporting Arctic operations

Our Work

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) is a premier research institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It is home to more than 100 scientists, staff, and students working on a wide variety of issues related to Arctic system science, climate change, and climate adaptation.

We maintain strong partnerships with Arctic experts in Russia, Japan, Canada, Germany, Norway, Korea, and China. This combination of expertise and collaborations is aimed at helping people understand and adapt to a changing Arctic climate.

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Research variety

IARC's work includes both short-term and longer-term research on myriad areas of Arctic science.

Regardless of size, focus, or scope, all of our collaborative efforts work from multiple angles to help people understand and adapt to a changing Arctic climate. Other collaborations use applied research to address pressing social and economic challenges related to Arctic change.

IARC and its affiliates are housed within the Syun-Ichi Akasofu Building, located on the West Ridge of the UAF campus in Fairbanks.
IARC and its affiliates are housed within the Syun-Ichi Akasofu Building, located on the West Ridge of the UAF campus in Fairbanks.

See the latest peer-reviewed work by IARC researchers