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.
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.”
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.