Alaska Ocean Observing System
AOOS is one of eleven regional associations around the US. We facilitate coordination between agencies collecting ocean observational information and fund research projects aimed at filling key gaps in coverage in the Alaska region. We also provide the public with a wide variety of ocean observational data and data products through an interactive, map based data portal on our website at AOOS.org.
On the Web http://www.aoos.org
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
The Arctic Centre, University of Lapland is Finland’s national institute for Arctic expertise. It is based at the University of Lapland, the northernmost university in Finland and the EU, and is located in the Arktikum building by the Ounasjoki river in Rovaniemi near the Arctic Circle.
The Arctic Centre is internationally recognized for the quality and relevance of its multidisciplinary Arctic research. Through this research, the Arctic Centre promotes increased knowledge, awareness and understanding of the Arctic both within and outside the region. This research supports decision-making and sustainable development in the Arctic.
The multidisciplinary research at the Arctic Centre focuses on the interaction between man and the nature. International research is carried out in the arctic, subarctic and boreal zones.
The research builds new multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary practices between natural and social environmental research. The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) carries out research in environmental law and human rights law. The Arctic Centre also provides environmental impact assessment and environmental auditing services.
Research Professor Timo Koivurova is the director of the centre.
On the Web http://www.arcticcentre.org/EN
Canadian Studies Center at Michigan State University
The Michigan State University Canadian Studies Center's mission is to research and inform the broader community about all aspects of Canada, particularly its connection and contribution to a global society.
The center advocates for research, teaching, and outreach linkages between MSU and Canada's institutions whose mission and expertise align well with MSU's land grant ethic of teaching, research and outreach. With the University's goals at the forefront, we encourage global engagement, positive change, and advancing development worldwide.
A broad array of faculty lend their knowledge and expertise to Canadian studies at Michigan State University, most of whom are drawn to what MSU and Canadian teaching and research strengths might do together to address community and global concerns. The necessity for Canadian studies is attributed to the nation and its drive for synergy of world resources, economies and cultures.
On the Web https://www.canadianstudies.isp.msu.edu
Cold Climate Housing Research Center
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) is an industry-based, nonprofit corporation created to facilitate the development, use, and testing of energy-efficient, durable, healthy, and cost-effective building technologies for people living in circumpolar regions around the globe.
Located in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Research Center was conceived and developed by members of the Alaska State Home Builders Association and represents more than 1,200 building industry firms and groups. Ninety percent of CCHRC's charter members are general contractors from across the state. The Alaska professional building community is highly regarded as a national leader in energy-efficient housing design and construction, boasting the largest per capita builders' association in the nation.
On the Web http://www.cchrc.org
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and home to a celebrated liberal arts curriculum and pioneering professional schools that prepare leaders through an inspirational learning experience. Dartmouth has a strong sense of place that encourages lasting bonds between people and the natural environment. Dartmouth's Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding is home to national and international climate and polar initiatives.
On the Web https://dickey.dartmouth.edu/environment
Fairweather Science, LLC
Fairweather Science, LLC, an affiliated but separate company from Fairweather, LLC, was created in 2010 to provide specialized scientific support services to promote offshore Arctic oil and gas exploration and development. The company is managed by a team of professionals with extensive experience operating in all of Alaska's ecosystems. Fairweather Science provides efficient and high quality support services on tasks ranging from development and coordination of monitoring and scientific research, support for oil and gas exploration or development projects, design and performance of onshore and marine environmental studies (including all logistics), stakeholder engagement, cultural awareness training and consulting, data management and analysis, permitting, and scientific writing. We have earned a reputation for safety, quality, accuracy, and environmental awareness among communities all along the Arctic coast. Our Anchorage-based team of environmental professionals has a history of operations in Alaska and extensive experience and familiarity with all of Alaska's ecosystems.
On the Web https://www.fairweathersciencellc.com
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.
ORNL’s diverse capabilities span a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. ORNL supports DOE’s national missions of:
Scientific discovery—We assemble teams of experts from diverse backgrounds, equip them with powerful instruments and research facilities, and address compelling national problems;
Clean energy—We deliver energy technology solutions for energy-efficient buildings, transportation, and manufacturing, and we study biological, environmental, and climate systems in order to develop new biofuels and bioproducts and to explore the impacts of climate change;
Security—We develop and deploy “first-of-a-kind” science-based security technologies to make the world a safer place.
On the Web https://www.ornl.gov
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 69,000 students and 22,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
On the Web http://www.rutgers.edu
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.
As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), Sandia may perform work for industry responding to certain types of federal government solicitations. The solicitation must allow FFRDC participation and meet the requirements of Sandia's management and operating contract with DOE/NNSA.
A strong science, technology, and engineering foundation enables Sandia's mission through a capable research staff working at the forefront of innovation, collaborative research with universities and companies, and discretionary research projects with significant potential impact
On the Web http://www.sandia.gov
Scott Polar Research Institute (University of Cambridge)
The Scott Polar Research Institute, established in 1920 as part of the University of Cambridge, is a centre of excellence in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic. Research covers both the natural and social sciences and is often interdisciplinary. The Institute also houses the World's premier Polar Library, extensive archival, photographic and object collections of international importance on the history of polar exploration, and a Polar Museum with displays of both the history and contemporary significance of the Arctic and Antarctic and their surrounding seas. The Institute is a sub-department of the Department of Geography.
SPRI's mission is to enhance the understanding of the polar regions through scholarly research and publication, educating new generations of polar researchers, caring for and making accessible its collections (including its library, archival, photographic and object collections), and projecting the history and environmental significance of the polar regions to the wider community for public benefit.
On the Web http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk
Sitka Sound Science Center
The Sitka Sound Science Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is based in Sitka, Alaska – the only full-service community on the outer coast of Southeast Alaska. The Sitka Sound Science Center is uniquely qualified to provide unparalleled access for research and education programs in the Gulf of Alaska, Eastern Pacific Ocean, and North American Coastal Temperate Rainforests.
The Science Center builds upon Sitka’s legacy as a research and educational community. Sitka has a maritime tradition and commercial, charter, sport, and subsistence fishing all still play vital roles in the economy and culture of the community. Sitka also has ample opportunities for outreach and education. In addition to offering local K-12 and university education, Sitka is visited by approximately 200,000 tourists every summer.
On the Web https://sitkascience.org/
Smithsonian Institution Arctic Studies Center
The Arctic Studies Center, established in 1988, is the only U.S. government program with a special focus on northern cultural research and education. In keeping with this mandate, the Arctic Studies Center specifically studies northern peoples, exploring history, archaeology, social change and human lifeways across the circumpolar world. The Arctic Studies Center is part of the Department of Anthropology, in the National Museum of Natural History, a section of the Smithsonian Institution. Having pursued northern studies since the 1850s, the Smithsonian possesses one of the world's finest anthropological collections from arctic and sub-arctic regions. Between 1858 and 1890, the majority of these collections were collected by naturalists from the Mackenzie District, Ungava, Baffin Island, Coppermine, Alaska and Siberia. Research at the Arctic Studies Center seeks to bring ASC researchers together with community scholars in the collaborative exploration of the cultural heritage represented in these impressive collections.
On the Web http://naturalhistory.si.edu/arctic
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University)
The goal of Pan-Arctic Options is to reveal options (without advocacy) – which can be used or ignored – that contribute to informed decision-making for sustainable infrastructure development in a pan-Arctic context across the 21st century. For the purpose of this holistic project, sustainable infrastructure involves: “fixed, mobile and other built assets (including observing, communications, research and information systems) as well as regulatory, policy and other governance mechanisms (including insurance).” Activities of Pan-Arctic Options center around a holistic (international, interdisciplinary and inclusive) decision-support process to integrate: stakeholder perspectives (especially with decision-makers); geospatial data (from the natural and social sciences); and governance records (laws, policies and institutions across jurisdictions). Pan-Arctic Options: Holistic Integration for Arctic Coastal-Marine Sustainability is coordinated among national funding agencies (including the National Science Foundation) through the Belmont Forum with core collaborators in Canada, China, France, Norway, Russian Federation and the United States from 2015-2020.
On the Web http://fletcher.tufts.edu/
The George Washington University
Arctic PIRE: Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic is an NSF sponsored international research network based out of The George Washington University, in Washington DC. We work to promote meaningful dialogue about Arctic urban sustainability issues among policymakers and the public, and also provide support and materials to educators wishing to promote education on Arctic issues.
On the Web https://www.gwu.edu
U.S. Arctic Research Commission
By law, the US Congress created the United States Arctic Research Commission through the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (as amended, Public Law 101-609) and in January 1985, President Reagan established the agency through Executive Order 12501. The Commission’s principal duties are (1) to establish the national policy, priorities, and goals necessary to construct a federal program plan for basic and applied scientific research with respect to the Arctic, including natural resources and materials, physical, biological and health sciences, and social and behavioral sciences; (2) to promote Arctic research, to recommend Arctic research policy, and to communicate our research and policy recommendations to the President and the Congress; (3) to work with the National Science and Technology Council (as per Presidential Memorandum and White House guidance) and the National Science Foundation as the lead agency responsible for implementing the Arctic research policy and to support cooperation and collaboration throughout the Federal Government; (4) to give guidance to the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) to develop national Arctic research projects and a five-year plan to implement those projects; and (5) to interact with Arctic residents, international Arctic research programs and organizations and local institutions including regional governments in order to obtain the broadest possible view of Arctic research needs.
On the Web https://www.arctic.gov
UiT: The Arctic University of Norway
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is the third largest in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission. The Arctic is of increasing global importance. Climate change, the exploitation of Arctic resources and environmental threats are topics of great public concern, and which the University of Tromsø takes special interest in. At UiT The Arctic University of Norway you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.
On the Web https://uit.no/startsida
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Science
Our guiding principles define how we intend to act in pursuit of our vision. We believe our strongest assets are our wisdom, our strength, and our people.
As an Alaskan Native village corporation, we incorporate the traditions of our ancestors into our business practices. Below is a list of traditional Iñupiat values that are core to UIC's business practices.
Avoidance of Conflict
Family and Kinship
Knowledge of Language
Love and respect for our Elders and one another
Respect for Nature
As our elders taught us, we will teach our people and employees how to maintain our traditional ways of high work ethic, strong values, diversity, and personal integrity even when moving in new and different directions. We believe that healing and rejuvenation come through forgiveness and continual re-evaluation
As whalers, we have a common sense of direction and preparation. We are skilled, patient, and experienced in our hunt, living with honor by the laws of the earth in appreciation for each other and all that surrounds us. As our people are the strength of the corporation, we will mentor them in increasingly higher decision making roles at all levels of the organization, mentoring them in efficiency, accountability, and leadership to create many paths for profit back to the corporation.
We respect our past by seeking a unified and harmonious future with respect and unconditional love for one another.
Serving others is an honor: it is our responsibility to serve the people.
On the Web http://www.uicalaska.com/arctic-experts/science-support
University of Alaska Anchorage
The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression.
Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples.
The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open-access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse and inclusive environment.
On the Web https://www.uaa.alaska.edu
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Inspiring discovery. Inspiring greatness. Inspiring, naturally.
There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers.
On the Web https://www.uaf.edu
University of Northern British Columbia
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the north.
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to all of our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.
UNBC is a university both in and for the north, and this mission has instilled a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure among our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. We are also Canada’s Green University™ , leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.
On the Web http://www.unbc.ca
University of the Arctic
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.
UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.
On the Web http://www.uarctic.org
University of Virginia
In 1819 Thomas Jefferson fulfilled his lifelong ambition to create a new and better institution of higher learning. The University of Virginia would prepare America's future leaders to protect their young democracy. It would facilitate open exchange between students and professors, unlock the potential of the nation's best and brightest minds, and encourage students and faculty to advance knowledge and break traditional boundaries.
Nearly 200 years later the University continues this endless pursuit of better. As one of the top three U.S. public universities, we are committed to developing the full potential of talented students from all walks of life. Our enduring legacy of honor and student self-governance prepares tomorrow's leaders for the challenges they are sure to face. Our health system advances scientific discovery while providing first-rate patient care. And our rich academic resources--paired with our focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration--further what Jefferson described as "the illimitable freedom of the human mind.”
On the Web http://www.virginia.edu
Woods Hole Research Center
The Woods Hole Research Center assesses threats to a safe climate and works with individuals, communities, governments, and NGOs to identify and implement opportunities to stabilize the global and regional climate.
WHRC was founded in 1985 by renowned ecologist George Woodwell to take the insights of science beyond the walls of academia to where they can effect real change. WHRC is focused on climate change because it is the single biggest threat to human and natural systems.
On the Web http://whrc.org