Document Available - National Strategy for the Arctic Region

13 May 2013

Document Available
National Strategy for the Arctic Region

The full document is available at:

The National Strategy for the Arctic Region, signed by President Barack
Obama on 10 May 2013, is available for download. The full document is
available for download on the White House website, at:

With this document, the United States joins Arctic Council colleagues
Canada, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Russia, and Sweden in
articulating its strategic priorities for the Arctic. The Administration
solicited input from Alaska Natives, the State of Alaska, and others as
it was developing the National Strategy for the Arctic. Successful
implementation of the National Strategy will depend upon active
engagement with Alaska Natives, the State of Alaska, and other key
stakeholders. In particular, proceeding with the stewardship of arctic
resources under an Integrated Arctic Management approach requires
meaningful, up-front input by the State, Alaska Natives, and others. As
a further demonstration of its commitment to such input, Administration
officials will be hosting roundtable discussions in Alaska in the coming
weeks to determine how best to move forward with the implementation of
the concepts laid out in this National Strategy.

The National Science Foundation is pleased to have participated in the
development of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The release
of the Arctic Strategy is timely and builds on collaborations underway
across government to identify and address priorities associated with
environmental changes in this important region and implications for
arctic residents, the U.S. as an arctic nation, and the world. One such
effort is the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, which is
chaired by the director of NSF.

The full document is available at:

The full press statement and more information about NSF arctic
activities is available at:

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