Arctic system science

Arctic climate modeling & data

International coordination

Responding to change

Community engagement

Supporting Arctic operations

Our Work

IARC is a premier research institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

IARC 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.

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IARC as an international synthesis center and portal for Arctic information

There is currently no international hub for distilling information relevant to Arctic change and making it available to broader audiences. This is an opportunity for IARC and UAF to fill a needed void at the boundary of Arctic science and outreach.

We have strong partnerships with Arctic experts in Russia, Japan, Canada, Germany, Norway, Korea, and China. This combination of expertise, ongoing activities, and collaborations provides IARC with a clear path to the establishment of such a hub.

Our goals are to establish IARC and UAF as internationally recognized “go-to” sites for current information on the state and plausible trajectories of the changing Arctic environment, and to highlight research and observing UAF activities by broader distribution through an “Arctic portal.”

Contact Hajo Eicken, IARC Director, or John Walsh, IARC Chief Scientist, to learn more about these efforts.

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

See the latest peer-reviewed work by IARC researchers

Our individual researchers work at the frontiers of Arctic system research. They analyze, synthesize, and provide Arctic climate information for other scientists, resource managers, policy makers, and the public.

Projects, collaborations, and initiatives

Our larger, sustained collaborative efforts work from multiple angles to help people understand and adapt to a changing Arctic climate. Other groups address pressing social and economic problems with applied research.

Data management, analysis, and visualization

Fire and resource management

Arctic system science

Policy

Rural Indigenous