The University of Washington’s membership in ARCUS is made possible through joint support from the UW Office of Global Affairs, UW College of Environment, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the UW College of Arts and Sciences.
The Office of Global Affairs (https://www.washington.edu/globalaffairs/) serves as the University’s hub for global engagement, connecting scholars, students, and community leaders engaging in international issues and scholarship.
UW Environment (https://environment.uw.edu/about/) works at the intersection of discovery, leadership and impactful community connections to bridge the divide between scientific disciplines, stakeholders and societies, policymakers and the public. By connecting some of the world’s leading educators and researchers with students, practitioners and citizens, UW Environment cultivates communities who work with and learn from each other as they confront the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
The UW Applied Physics Laboratory (https://www.apl.washington.edu/) hosts a tightly integrated community of scientists and technologists who pursue a broad range of basic and applied environmental research, along with development of novel technologies and approaches tailored to support these pursuits. Polar research includes observing and modeling the physical processes that control the nature and distribution of sea-ice, the structure and circulation of high latitude oceans and atmosphere, the interactions among air, ocean, ice and biota, and the dynamics that govern the fate of glaciers and continental ice sheets. The Laboratory has extensive expertise in high-latitude observing, including ship- and aircraft-based fieldwork, ice camps, and the development and use of long-endurance autonomous platforms.
The UW College of Arts and Sciences (https://artsci.washington.edu/) is a thriving academic community that spans the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences. With 40 departments, 70 centers, 25,000 students and more than a thousand faculty, the College has particular research strengths in the natural sciences, international and area studies, and world languages.