About IARC projects

Projects are shorter-term research efforts involving IARC personnel and colleagues from a variety of organizations. Funding may be from a mix of federal, state, and other sources such as the National Science Foundation and State of Alaska, as well as from foundations and other grant entities. See our long-term collaborations and initiatives.

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ICEX Sea Ice Support

The United States Navy’s ICEX, or Ice Exercise, is a biennial exercise conducted above the Arctic Circle. UAF personnel assist Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corporation’s support of ICEX by contributing a team of specialized subject matter experts in fields related to drifting sea ice camps.

United States Navy
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Ikaaġvik Sikukun—Ice Bridges

Ikaaġvik Sikukun—Iñupiaq for ice bridges—is a multi-year research project in Kotzebue, Alaska that connects the community with scientists to understand how sea ice, ocean physics and marine mammals are changing in Kotzebue Sound.

The Moore Foundation
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Research Networking Activities for Sustained Coordinated Observations of Arctic Change (CoObs RNA)

We will support coastal and marine food security for Arctic residents and meet research needs. We will also improve coordination among observing activities in support of shared societal benefits.

National Science Foundation, with in-kind support from NOAA Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program, Arctic Institute of North America, and the Pew Charitable Trusts