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Arctic Sciences

Special Announcements

Change of Leadership for NSF Arctic Sciences

Posted: 6 August 2014

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National Strategy for the Arctic Region

On 10 May 2013, President Barack Obama signed the National Strategy for the Arctic Region.  The United States joined Arctic Council colleagues Canada, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Russia, and Sweden in articulating the country's strategic priorities for this critical region of the world.

The Administration solicited input from Alaska Natives, the State of Alaska and others as it was developing the National Strategy for the Arctic. Successful implementation of the National Strategy will depend upon active engagement with Alaska Natives, the State of Alaska and other key stakeholders. In particular, proceeding with the stewardship of Arctic resources under an Integrated Arctic Management approach requires meaningful, up-front input by the State, Alaska Natives, and others. As a further demonstration of its commitment to such input, Administration officials have hosted roundtable discussions in Alaska to determine how best to move forward with the implementation of the concepts laid out in this National Strategy.

A copy of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region can be found on the White House web siteIn January 2014, the White House released the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, which is designed to guide Federal Departments and Agencies in implementing the plan. The Implementation Plan will be reviewed annually to ensure that the United States is prepared to respond to changes, challenges, and opportunities in the Arctic.

The National Science Foundation is pleased to have participated in the development of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region.  The release of the Arctic Strategy is timely and builds on collaborations underway across government to identify and address priorities associated with environmental changes in this important region and implications for Arctic residents, the U.S. as an Arctic nation, and the world.  One such effort is the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, which is chaired by the director of NSF.  Read more about NSF Arctic activities.

Posted: 10 May 2013

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Polar Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Suspension of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Polar Regions Research Program

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Automatic Compliance Checking FastLane

On March 15, 2013, FastLane will begin automatic compliance checking of all submitted proposals.

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IARPC Arctic 5-year research plan

On February 19, 2013, the National Science and Technology Council released a five-year Arctic Research Plan that outlines key areas of study the Federal government will undertake to better understand and predict environmental changes in the Arctic.  For more information, go to the Interagency Arctic Research and Policy Committee — Arctic Research Plan page at http://www.nsf.gov/geo/plr/arctic/iarpc/arc_res_plan_index.jsp.

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General Information About the Section for Arctic Sciences
Arctic Research Opportunites
bullet Arctic Natural Sciences Program
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Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
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Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
Ocean Acidification (OA)

Arctic Research Policy

Arctic Research Policy

IPY Legacy Information

Summit Station, Greenland, on a cloudy day

Summit Station, Greenland, Summer 2012 — The "Big House" with stratocumulus clouds in the background. (Photo by Kevin Hammonds, Department of Atmospheric Science University of Utah)


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