ABR, Inc.—Environmental Research and Services
ABR was founded as Alaska Biological Research in 1976 in Fairbanks, Alaska. We specialize in biological and ecological consulting services and are best known for promoting rigorous and objective science within the context of a triple bottom line business philosophy: economic viability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. ABR currently has a team of over 60 scientists and support staff in offices in Alaska and Oregon that provide science-based consulting services to a diverse array of private and public sector clients. Many of our key employees have over 20 years of experience in their field and at ABR, and their experience and institutional knowledge continues to benefit both our long-term and new clients. We also have a new generation of scientists, managers, and employee owners bringing new skills and innovative solutions to meet our client’s requirements for cutting-edge science, state-of-the-art project management, and safety compliance.
On the Web http://www.abrinc.com
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
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
As a Helmholtz centre for polar and marine research the Alfred Wegener institute works above all in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Together with numerous national and international partners we are involved to decipher the complicated processes in the "system of earth". Our planet is in a radical climate change. The pole areas and seas change. At the same time they play a central role in the global climate system. How does the planet earth develop? Do we observe short-term variations or long-term trends? Polar and marine research has always been a fascinating scientific challenge. Today it is also a piece of futurology.
On the Web http://www.awi-bremerhaven.de
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
Arizona State University
Learn to thrive.
For students, that means access to an education that makes them master learners, capable of learning anything throughout their lives. For society, it means sharing the benefits of purpose-based discovery from a research university that assumes responsibility for the overall health of the communities it serves. For all of us, it’s called thriving. And ASU is where it begins.
On the Web http://www.asu.edu
Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts. Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. With ardor and devotion — Amore ac Studio — we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action. Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world, Bates is a college for coming times.
On the Web http://www.bates.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
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
Ice911 Research Corporation
With a principle of first, do no harm, Ice911 Research (Ice911) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to slow climate change devastation related to Arctic ice melt. Ice911 focuses on slowing ice melt the Arctic because it's the area where we can make the largest impact on global temperatures. The ice in the Arctic acts like a global heat shield, reflecting heat that would otherwise warm the ocean and destabilize global weather.
Ice911’s is developing and deploying a solution that uses environmentally benign materials to work like bright multi-year ice in effectively reflecting incoming solar energy. Working on strategic deployments in different locations in the Arctic, the organization attempts to do the most with the least and buy the world time as we find sustainable and more permanent global climate change solutions.
On the Web http://www.ice911.org
North Slope Science Initiative
The MISSION of the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) is to improve scientific and regulatory understanding of terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems for consideration in the context of resource development activities and climate change.
The VISION of the NSSI is to identify those data and information management agencies and governments will need in the future to develop management scenarios using the best information and mitigation to conserve the environments of the North Slope.
The NSSI works to provide resource managers with the data and analyses they need to help evaluate multiple simultaneous goals and objectives related to each agency’s mission on the North Slope. The NSSI uses and complements the information produced under other North Slope science programs, both internal and external. The NSSI also facilitates information sharing among agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, academia, international programs and members of the public to increase communication and reduce redundancy among science programs.
On the Web http://www.northslope.org
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
Russian State Hydrometeorological University
Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) offers courses at all levels of higher professional training leading to BA, MA, Specialist, Candidate (equivalent to PhD) and Doctor of Sciences degrees in the area of environmental studies.
RSHU research programmes include study of atmospheric and oceanic processes, atmosphere-ocean interaction, methods of weather analysis and forecasts, estimation of possible climate changes under the influence of natural and anthropogenous factors, creation of the diagnostic and forecasting models.
On the Web http://www.rshu.ru/eng
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
Texas A and M University
Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state's first public institution of higher learning. Today, we stand as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending Aggie leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow.
Texas A&M looks to lead by example in everything we do. Our aim is to set the standard as the world-class university of the future by combining knowledge, research, and innovation to create solutions that few institutions have the depth and breadth to achieve.
On the Web https://www.tamu.edu
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
The Ohio State University
The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar, alpine, and climate research. Our research programs are conducted throughout the world. The Center is named in honor of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, America's most famous polar explorer. There are ten research groups at BPCRC, along with a Library, Archival Program, the Polar Rock Repository, and a team of support staff. Research at the Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the Earth's overall climate system, and encompasses geological sciences, geochemistry, glaciology, paleoclimatology, meteorology, remote sensing, ocean dynamics, and the history of polar exploration.
On the Web https://www.osu.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 Colorado, Boulder
As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.
On the Web http://cires.colorado.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
University of Washington
TThe Polar Science Center conducts basic and applied research on the oceanography, climatology, meteorology, biology and ecology of the ice-covered regions on Earth and elsewhere in our solar system . The scope of PSC research and fieldwork includes the Arctic and the Antarctic, as well as sea-ice, glaciers and continental ice sheets. The PSC staff comprises 20 Principal Investigators, 7 support staff and a varying number of post-doctoral research associates, graduate research assistants, and undergraduate student helpers.
Most of the funding for PSC’s research comes from grants and contracts with U.S. Federal agencies such as NSF, NASA, NOAA and ONR. A large fraction of PSC research addresses the relationships between the polar regions and the global climate system. Specifically, our 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, and the interactions among air, ocean, ice and biota.
The Polar Science Center is a department within the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington.
On the Web http://www.washington.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