Hajo Eicken


International Arctic Research Center


University of Alaska Fairbanks

heicken [at] alaska.edu


930 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
United States

Brief Biography

Hajo Eicken is Professor of Geophysics and Director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research focuses on sea ice geophysics, Arctic coastal processes, and their importance for human activities and ecosystems. In Alaska he has helped lead efforts to advance collaborative research with Indigenous knowledge holders and to enhance use of scientific data by Arctic communities and government agencies. For more than a decade, he has worked with colleagues to establish a sea-ice observatory at Utqiaġvik/Pt. Barrow. Other collaborative efforts include his involvement in helping launch the Arctic Sea Ice Outlook and Sea Ice Prediction Network, his co-leadership of the Arctic Observing Summit, and service as Chair of a National Academies Standing Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment.


Sea Ice

Science Specialties

sea ice, glaciology, sea ice remote sensing

Current Research

Traditional Knowledge. Sea ice use and local knowledge. Integrated coastal sea-ice observing systems. Sustainability in the marine environment.