Partners

Although ARCUS regularly operates in partnership with many other organizations in the U.S. and abroad to support Arctic research activities, ongoing partnership agreements have been established with the following non-Member organizations:



National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs

National Science Foundation Logo Many ARCUS activities are supported by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs under Cooperative Agreement No. PLR-1304316 and Cooperative Agreement No. PLR-1928794.





Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)

IARPC Collaborations Logo ARCUS administers NSF funding to the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee's secretariat. Additionally, through the current ARCUS cooperative agreement, ARCUS works with the IARPC secretariat to add staffing capacity to IARPC outreach efforts as well as to community-driven research initiatives emerging from IARPC Collaboration Teams.



Association of Polar Early Career Educators (APECS)

APECS LogoARCUS and the Association of Polar Early Career Educators have a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that acknowledges the joint commitment of both organizations to the professional development of early career polar researchers. Additionally, through the current ARCUS cooperative agreement with NSF, APECS serves as a partner in guiding the application process and selection of Early Career Travel Awards.

APECS-ARCUS MOU 2017-2022



Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska (ICC-Alaska)

Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska Logo The Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska is a co-lead with ARCUS on the Arctic Indigenous Scholars program. The objective of the program is to create a space for Indigenous scholars to educate and inform policy- and decision-makers engaged in Arctic Issues from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Additionally, as part of the current ARCUS Cooperative Agreement funded by NSF, ARCUS will detail a staff member part-time to ICC-Alaska to forge stronger partnerships and add capacity at the hosting organization



Eskimo Walrus Commission

Eskimo Walrus Commission Logo The Eskimo Walrus Commission partners with ARCUS to produce the Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO). SIWO is a resource for Alaska Native subsistence hunters, coastal communities, and others interested in sea ice and walrus. The SIWO provides weekly reports from April through June with information on weather and sea ice conditions relevant to walrus in the northern Bering Sea and southern Chukchi Sea regions of Alaska.



Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center

Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center LogoThe Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center serves as a partner on the current ARCUS Cooperative Agreement with the National Science Foundation, providing D.C. host support for the ARCUS Indigenous Scholars Program. The Arctic Studies Center hosts full-day visits from the scholars, including an orientation to the Smithsonian collections and facilities and a round-table discussion of how the Smithsonian and its staff, collections, and archives can best serve the interests of Alaska Natives.



National Weather Service - Alaska Region

National Weather Service Logo The National Weather Service - Alaska Region partners with ARCUS to produce the Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO). SIWO is a resource for Alaska Native subsistence hunters, coastal communities, and others interested in sea ice and walrus. The SIWO provides weekly reports from April through June with information on weather and sea ice conditions relevant to walrus in the northern Bering Sea and southern Chukchi Sea regions of Alaska.



Polar Educators International (PEI)

Polar Educators International Logo ARCUS provides in-kind secretariat support for Polar Educators International. Polar Educators International (PEI) is an international professional network for everyone who educates in, for, and about the polar regions.



Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP)

ANSEP Logo ARCUS partners with the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) by serving as a host to ANSEP Summer Bridge students (high school graduates) or Fellows (University of Alaska Fairbanks undergraduate students) interested in working with ARCUS staff in Fairbanks on Arctic research community building activities.



Anchorage Museum

Anchorage Museum Logo
The Anchorage Museum and others have partnered with ARCUS to host the Anchorage Arctic Research Summit as part of the North X North festival.



Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association (ANROE)

Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association logo ARCUS and the Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association (ANROE) have a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that establishes a partnership to collaborate on the development and delivery of natural resource education content and resources.

ANROE-ARCUS MOA 2015-2020




If you are planning a collaborative Arctic research-related project and would like to partner with ARCUS, please contact us at info [at] arcus.org.