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U.S. Arctic Research Commission Calls for New Icebreaker Vessels as White House Formulates Arctic Policy

8/19/2008 In testimony before both houses of Congress, Mead Treadwell, U.S. ARC chair, encouraged the United States to prepare for significantly greater shipping in the Arctic Ocean, which is rapidly becoming more accessible. More

University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor Appointed to U.S. Arctic Research Commission

8/13/2008 President George W. Bush has named University of Alaska Fairbanks Vice Chancellor for Research Virgil "Buck" Sharpton as one of three new members of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. More

New U.S. ARC Commissioners' Expertise Broadens Agency's Reach

7/25/2008 President Bush announced the appointment of three new members to the US Arctic Research Commission and the reappointment of Ms. Michele Longo Eder and Dr. Charles Vörösmarty to second four-year terms. More

Testimony by Mead Treadwell before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation: "Is America Prepared For An Accessible Arctic?"

7/16/2008 The remarks of the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission as given in July of 2008. More

Testimony by Mead Treadwell before the Senate Commerce Committee: "Is America Prepared For An Accessible Arctic?"

6/24/2008 The remarks of the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission as given in June of 2008. More

Signing of Explorers Globe on Feb. 12 Kicks off University of Delaware's IPY Celebrations

1/21/2008 The signing of a historic globe kicked off the University of Delaware's “William S. Carlson International Polar Year Events,” a series of public lectures, receptions, research seminars, art exhibits, and film showings. More

Statement: New Alaska Region Research Vessel Will Boost Arctic Research

8/23/2007 The U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) issues this statement in support of the recent decision by NSF to take a major step in the management, acquisition, and operation of a 236’ Alaska Region Research Vessel (ARRV). More

Following a Warming Trend to Its Possible Conclusions:
Agencies Discuss Ramifications of an Ice-Free Arctic

6/15/2007 Representatives of federal agencies charged with coping with changes in maritime and other policies caused by diminishing Arctic ice cover discussed these changes July 10-12 in Washington D.C. More

President Appoints Arctic Research Commissioners

8/24/2006 President Bush has designated a new Chair and appointed two new members to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. More