News Archive

Arctic Research Seminar Series Registration

24 February 2017
Heather Conley

Registration is now open for the next ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research seminar/webinar featuring a presentation on the future of Arctic shipping by Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The event will be held Wednesday, 1 March from 12:00-1:00pm EDT. Registration is required for both the live event, held at the ARCUS D.C. office, and online webinar

Anchorage Day of Arctic Research

24 February 2017
University of Alaska Anchorage

On March 24, 2017, ARCUS and the University of Alaska Anchorage will hold the first Anchorage Day of Arctic Research, in UAA's Rasmuson Hall. This event will bring together the rich Arctic research community within the municipality of Anchorage so that we can share information about the diversity of research and creative activity being conducted by researchers from a broad array of organizations, and foster new connections and collaborations.

Arctic Research Seminar Series Recording Now Available

24 February 2017
John Farrell

A recording is now available of the latest ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research seminar/webinar featuring Dr. John Farrell, Executive Director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. John's presentation provides an update on the work of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and speaks on the topic of science and public policy.

Welcome 2017 PolarTREC Teachers

6 February 2017
Photo by Peggy McNeal

ARCUS welcomes the new 2017 cohort of PolarTREC teachers to Fairbanks, Alaska! They have arrived for their weeklong PolarTREC Orientation. PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which middle and high school teachers spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. Check out where the teachers will be going, which research projects they will be working on, who they will be working with, and where they will be going.

2016 Sea Ice Outlook Post-Season Report Now Available

20 January 2017
Remnants of sea ice off Cape Mountain in Bering Strait, 27 May 2016 (Photo: Amos Oxeorok).

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces availability of the 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Post-Season Report! The SIO is an activity of the SIPN project as a contribution to the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH).

The organizers thank the groups and individuals that contributed to the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook; there were a total of 104 submissions of pan-Arctic September extent forecasts, with 30 in June, 35 in July, and 39 in August (a record number of contributions). This year for the first time organizers also collected forecasts of the extent in the combined Chukchi, Bering, and Beaufort seas, which they refer to as the "Alaskan Region."

The post-season report was developed by the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook Post-Season Action Team, the SIPN Leadership Team, and with input provided to an earlier draft of the post-season report via circulation on the SIPN mailing list.

Arctic Research Seminar Series Recording Now Available

11 January 2017

A recording of the latest ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research seminar/webinar featuring Craig Fleener, State of Alaska Arctic Policy Advisor, is now available. Craig's presentation highlights key Arctic research priorities from a state policy perspective, focusing on the important role that science and research should play in improving the day-to-day lives of local Alaskans.

Arctic Research Seminar Series Registration

4 January 2017
Craig Fleener

Registration is now open for the ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research seminar/webinar featuring Craig Fleener Arctic Policy Advisor for the State of Alaska. The event will be held Wednesday, 11 January 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm ET. Registration is required for both the live event, held at the ARCUS D.C. office, and online webinar.

Happy Holidays

21 December 2016
ARCUS Holiday Card

Happy Holidays from everyone at ARCUS, and thank you to our colleagues, collaborators, and members for a wonderful year. If you or your organization have not yet joined ARCUS as a member, now is the time!

ARCUS Individual Memberships Now Available

21 December 2016
Join ARCUS now

For the month of December, we are offering Individual Memberships for only $25! As an ARCUS member you will help to support our mission and vision of linking international Arctic researchers, educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are promoting discovery and understanding of the Arctic. Join the ARCUS community now and support the ongoing research and innovative educational initiatives that are helping to shape the future of the Arctic and our planet.

ARCUS Annual Meeting and Community Reception

6 December 2016
Annual Meeting Invite

Join other Arctic researchers in conversation, networking, and socializing at the ARCUS 2016 Annual Meeting and Arctic Research Community Reception on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. PST at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel. No ticket or reservations are required. For members unable to join in person, a teleconference option will also be provided.

SEARCH Town Hall

6 December 2016
SEARCH Logo

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) will hold an open Town Hall meeting on Monday, 12 December from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. PT in the Foothill E room of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel. At the event, SEARCH leads will introduce new Arctic change information resources and discuss how researchers, agencies, and stakeholders can contribute to and participate in SEARCH activities. The event will be live-streamed for online participation.

Arctic Research Seminar Series Recording Now Available

1 December 2016
Hajo Eicken's Presentation Slide

A recording of the last ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research seminar/webinar “Observations and Predictions for Arctic Sea-Ice Use: Perspectives from Coastal Alaska” featuring Hajo Eicken of University of Alaska Fairbanks is now available. Hajo's presentation explores how combinations of surface-based observations, Indigenous and local knowledge, and remote sensing can be used to react and respond to rapid change in coastal ice environments.

December 1, 2016: Celebrate Antarctica Day

23 November 2016
Photo by Tim Spuck (PolarTREC 2012)

Join us for a special international day of activities including a live event from McMurdo, Antarctica on December 1 with PolarTREC teacher Tim Dwyer and the research team looking at Polar Gigantism in Antarctica. Learn more about the importance of the Antarctica Treaty and how it impacts research being conducted in Antarctica. This event is in celebration and coordination with ARCUS, APECS, and Our Spaces. For additional Antarctica Day activities, check out this website.

Event Time: 8:00am AKST [9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST, 12pm EST].

Sea Ice Prediction Network Meeting at AGU

23 November 2016
San Francisco Cable Car

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces an open meeting on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in San Francisco, California, during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meetings. The meeting will provide a forum to: re-cap the 2016 Arctic sea ice/Sea Ice Outlook season; discuss the next phase of SIPN and how best it can meet the needs of network participants; and share information on relevant efforts and potential collaborations. A boxed lunch will be provided for meeting participants who RSVP by end-of-day Tuesday, 6 December 2016.

Sea Level Projections Survey

14 November 2016

The SEARCH Land Ice Action Team wants to help stakeholders interested in future projections of sea level connect with needed information. Are you concerned about sea level rise in your community? Please help us find the best way to communicate information to coastal communities and stakeholders by completing our brief survey. Responses due by Monday, November 21st.

Witness the Arctic

4 November 2016
Witness the Arctic

The Fall 2016 issue of Witness the Arctic is now published online. This issue includes several perspectives on the significance of the Arctic Science Ministerial meeting held 28 September in Washington, D.C.; updates on SEARCH program activities, new working groups, and discussion about the Sea Ice Outlook; NSF funded projects in the Arctic natural and social sciences; recent ice trials for the R/V Sikuliaq; services provided by the Arctic Data Center; news of key personnel changes in NSF's Division of Polar Programs; spotlights on Arctic research efforts; interagency updates from USARC, IARPC, PRB, the Alaska Fire Consortium, and the HAARP facilities; and comments from ARCUS Executive Director, Robert Rich.

ARCUS Seeking Executive Administrative Assistant

3 November 2016

ARCUS is looking for a highly motivated and experienced administrative professional to join our team. The Executive Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Executive Director (located in the Washington, DC ARCUS office). The primary job is to provide support to the Executive Director, which will enable his focus on key organizational and strategic issues. This is a part-time (20 hours/week) non-exempt position. It is intended as a primarily work-from-home position in the DC/MD//VA area, with the possibility of meetings and other work in the ARCUS Washington, DC office.

Arctic Research Seminar Series Registration

2 November 2016
Hajo Eicken. Photo by Matthew Druckenmiller

Registration is now open for the next ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research seminar/webinar featuring a presentation on observations and predictions of Arctic sea-ice use by Hajo Eicken of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The event will be held Wednesday, 30 November from 12:00-1:00pm EDT. Registration is required for both the live event, held at the ARCUS D.C. office, and online webinar.

AGU Community Meeting Room Available

31 October 2016

Meeting space for groups working on Arctic research and education activities will be available for use by appointment during the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). This space is provided by ARCUS to encourage scientific collaboration and to facilitate face-to-face meetings of opportunity.

Arctic Research Seminar Series Recording Now Available

28 October 2016
Arctic Seminar Series Presentation Slide

A recording of the last ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research seminar/webinar “Forty Years of Change: A Seabird Responds to a Melting Arctic” featuring George Divoky of Friends of Cooper Island is now available. George's presentation discusses the consequences of regional climate change for the Black Guillemots of Cooper Island, Alaska.