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Arctic Observing Meeting

The Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting, scheduled for 17-19 November 2015 in Seattle, Washington, is an open meeting that will provide an opportunity to present and discuss scientific findings and advances resulting from Arctic observing projects funded by federal, state, and local agencies, and private and non-profit organizations.

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ARCUS Executive Director

Robert H. Rich, PhD, CAE, has joined the ARCUS team as Executive Director. Rich earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master's degree from Harvard University, and a Bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He's previously worked in professional development, science policy, research grants, member services, volunteer support, and strategy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society.


Latest Witness the Arctic

The Spring 2015 issue of Witness the Arctic is now published online. This issue includes an ARCUS Member Highlight of the Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center; updates on the SEARCH program, related activities, and research; news about recent appointments to the NSF Division of Polar Programs; reports from Arctic natural and social science, data, education, and public outreach projects and interagency programs; updates from USARC, the Polar Research Board, ICARP III, and ASSW; an introduction of ARCUS’ new Executive Director, Robert Rich, from the ARCUS Board President; and a note from Dr. Rich to the community.

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PolarTREC Update

Apply Today! Teachers and Researchers interested in applying to the PolarTREC program can now submit applications for the 2016-2017 year. Application Submission Deadline is Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time.

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