Logistics for Arctic Research

Date: 
31 July 1997

July 31, 1997

Dear Colleague;

The report "Logistics Recommendations for an Improved U.S. Arctic Research
Capability" is now available from the Arctic Research Consortium of the
U.S. (ARCUS). The document emphasizes the importance of a strong U.S.
arctic logistics capability to enhance and expand current U.S. arctic
research and addresses both general and specific arctic logistics needs.
It contains recommendations developed through a broad survey of the U.S.
academic arctic research community regarding the logistics needed to
improve the capability and safety of the U.S. arctic research program.

The report is envisioned to be a 'living' document that we hope will be
updated regularly according to the changing logistical needs of future
arctic science projects. The contributions to this report from the arctic
research community have been an important part of its successful
development. The development and publication of the report were funded by
the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and the National Science Foundation
Office of Polar Programs Arctic Science Section through the Arctic Research
Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS).

A copy of "Logistics Recommendations for an Improved U.S. Arctic Research
Capability" is available for downloading in PDF format from ARCUS' Web site at
<http://arcus.polarnet.com/Logistics>. The published report is available
from ARCUS at <arcus@polarnet.com>.

Peter Schlosser, co-chair Walter "Terry" Tucker, co-chair
Lamont-Dohert Earth Observatory Cold Regions Research and
Columbia University Engineering Laboratory