Bridging Arctic Gateways Report
A report is now available on the Bridging Arctic Gateways workshop co-hosted by ARCUS, UAF, and UMaine in November 2023, aimed at fostering Arctic research connections between the Alaskan Arctic and the North Atlantic.
2023 ARCUS Annual Report
We are pleased to announce the release of the ARCUS Annual Report for 2023. Get to know the researchers who make up the ARCUS community and discover the range of activities that have defined our collective efforts over the past year.
Welcome New ARCUS Board Members!
ARCUS Member Representatives elected five individuals to the ARCUS Board of Directors to serve three-year terms from 2024–2026. Congratulations to Helena Buurman (U. of Alaska Fairbanks), Chelsea Koch (American University), and Johanna Ikävalko (Arctic Centre), and re-elected members Kaare Sikuaq Erickson (Ikaaġun Engagement) and Peter Webley (U. of Alaska Fairbanks). ARCUS is grateful for the leadership and service they bring to Arctic research and education!
Registration is now open!
The Community and Citizen Science in the Far North 2024 Conference, to be held Wednesday, 17 April – Thursday, 18 April 2024, is now open for general registrations. The virtual conference will focus on sharing, networking, and discussing the various aspects of conducting community and citizen science research in the Arctic. We are also accepting abstracts for the conference. Abstracts are due by Friday, 8 March 2024, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time.
Arctic Indigenous Scholars
Three Arctic Indigenous Scholars—Billy Adams, Craig Chythlook, and Taniesha Moses—will spend the week of 4–8 March meeting with policy- and decision-makers engaged in Arctic issues in Washington DC. The Arctic Indigenous Scholars Program is led by ARCUS and supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Arctic Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center.
In this session of Tundra Talks, we will convene a panel of experts to share their experiences in working with K-12 student-led research in the Arctic. Our panelists will share their projects, experiences, and be available to answer your questions.
Sea Ice Outlook Report
The 2023 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Post-Season Report is now available online. This report, developed by Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) team members with contributions from the research community, provides discussion of factors driving sea-ice extent during the 2023 melt season and performance of contributed forecasts.
On behalf of all of us here at ARCUS, Happy Holidays! We are so grateful to everyone in our community for your work, collaboration, support, and friendship, and look forward to doing great things together in the new year!
ARCUS at AGU
ARCUS will be an active participant in this year's American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, 11–15 December. We will be bringing you a lineup of engaging sessions, presentations, Town Hall events, a Community and Citizen Science in the Far North Networking Lunch. We’ve also compiled a list of Arctic Indigenous/Traditional Knowledge and co-production presentations at AGU.
Connect the Arctic is a new a site created by ARCUS for connecting people, building partnerships, and growing community. Currently, there are two groups, the Arctic Science Education Network and Community and Citizen Science in the Far North. We encourage you to explore these new community spaces.
Call for Nominations
ARCUS announces a call for nominations for our Board of Directors! We seek nominations of candidates with enthusiasm and time to dedicate to ARCUS to fulfill our mission. Terms will be three years and begin in January 2024. The nomination submission deadline is Friday, 1 December 2023, 5:00 p.m. AKT.
Beringia Days 2023
Beringia Days 2023 will be held 23-25 October in Anchorage, Alaska, to gather National Park Service (NPS) Shared Beringian Heritage Program (SBHP) Cooperative Agreement associates, Indigenous Peoples of the Beringian Geographic Region, researchers, and partners to meet and connect.
Call for Applications—Arctic Indigenous Scholars
The Arctic Indigenous Scholars Program is accepting applications for scholars to travel to Washington, DC until Monday, 6 November 2023 at 5:00 p.m. AKST. This opportunity creates a space for Indigenous scholars to educate and inform policy- and decision-makers engaged in Arctic issues in the nation’s capital.
2023 Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook Partners Workshop Report Available
Partners of the Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook program met for a two-day workshop hosted by ARCUS and the Eskimo Walrus Commission, 25–26 March 2023 in Nome, Alaska to focus on relationship building, steering the future of the SIWO following an evaluation completed in early 2023, and capacity building for SIWO observers.
Arctic Research Seminar with Henry Huntington
ARCUS invites registration for the next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Henry Huntington (Ocean Conservancy). Henry’s presentation, titled “Effects of Arctic Commercial Shipping on Environments and Communities: context, governance, priorities” will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 4 Oct 2023 at 9:00 a.m. AKDT. Registration is required for this event.
Sea Ice Outlook September Report
The 2023 September Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. The SIO reports, developed by Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) team members with contributions from the research community and citizen scientists, provide an open process for sharing sea ice predictions and information.
ARCUS Early Career Conference Funding Award - Fall 2023 Call for Applications
The award supports US-based, early career researchers or students to attend a meeting relevant to Arctic research, and aims to increase participation of underrepresented minorities and those new to Arctic research. Awards cover costs to attend one event between 1 Dec. 2023–1 June 2024. Applications deadline is 5:00 p.m., 31 Oct. 2023.
2023 ARCUS Annual Meeting
Join the Arctic research community at the virtual ARCUS Annual Meeting on November 1st, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AKST. Explore interdisciplinary research opportunities and connect with fellow scientists. This free event is open to all.
Witness Community Highlights
The August 2023 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available. This issue includes two articles: Assessing Ice Wedge Micro-Topography Interactions with Environmental Parameters in Alaska through Family Friendly Science and Understanding the Long-term Changes in the Arctic Carbon Balance.
Call for Sea Ice Outlook Contributions
Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) team members announce the call for contributions to the 2023 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) September report (based on May, June, July, and August data). Submission Deadline: 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) Friday, 15 September 2023 (Firm).
Sea Ice Outlook August Report
The 2023 August Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. The SIO reports, developed by Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) team members with contributions from the research community and citizen scientists, provide an open process for sharing sea ice predictions and information.
Visit the Arctic Calendar
ARCUS' Arctic Calendar is a searchable calendar of meetings, webinars, and deadlines relevant to the Arctic science, education, and policy communities. It serves as a community resource for Arctic events and conferences, and helps avoid conflicting meeting dates. We encourage anyone organizing a meeting, seminar, or webinar to submit the event for inclusion on the calendar.
Call for Sea Ice Outlook Contributions
Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) team members announce the call for contributions to the 2023 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) August report (based on May, June, and July data). Submission Deadline: 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) Wednesday, 16 August 2023 (firm).
Witness Community Highlights
The July 2023 issue of Witness Community Highlights is now available. This issue includes two articles: Harmful Algal Blooms in the Alaskan Arctic—a WCH Science Short Video and A 50,000-Year History of the Bering Land Bridge Revealed Through the Marine Nitrogen Cycle and Sea Level Modeling.
Sea Ice Outlook July Report
The 2023 June Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Report is now available online. The SIO reports, developed by Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) team members with contributions from the research community and citizen scientists, provide an open process for sharing sea ice predictions and information.