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AC Arctic Council
ADEC Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
AFSC Alaska Fisheries Science Center
AHHI Arctic Human Health Initiative
AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program of the Arctic Council
AMRAP Alaska Mineral Resource Assessment Program
AMSA Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment
ANILCA Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980
ANSEP Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program
ANTHC Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
ANWR Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
AOOS Alaska Ocean Observing System
APECS Association of Polar Early Career Scientists
ARCUS Arctic Research Consortium of the United States
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act



BASC Barrow Arctic Science Consortium
BEO Barrow Environmental Observatory
BEST-BSIERP Bering Sea Ecosystem Study (NSF)-Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BSIWG Bering Sea Interagency Working Group



CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
CANHR Center for Alaska Native Health Research
CCHRC Cold Climate Housing Research Center
CCSP US Climate Change Science Program
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CIMES Center of Excellence for Island, Maritime, and Extreme Environment Security
COSEE Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence
CRRC Coastal Response Research Center
CRREL US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory



DEC Alaska Department of Conservation
Denali Commission Denali Commission
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DNR Alaska Department of Natural Resources
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOI Department of the Interior
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation



ECS Federal Interagency Extended Continental Shelf Task Force
ED US Department of Education
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
EPA Environmental Protection Agency



FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FDA Food and Drug Administration



GEOSS Global Earth Observing System of Systems



HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAS High Power Auroral Stimulation
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development



IAOOS Integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System
IARC International Arctic Research Center
IARPC Interagency Arctic Research and Policy Committee
IASC International Arctic Science Committee
IASC International Arctic Science Committee
ICCOPR Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research
IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
IPA International Permafrost Association
IPCC United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPY International Polar Year
ISAC International Study of Arctic Change



LOSI Loss of Sea Ice



MARAD Department of Transportation/Maritime Administration
MMS Minerals Management Service



NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Navy SupSalv Naval Sea System Command Supervisor of Salvage and Diving
NCRR National Center for Research Resources
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIMH National Institutes of Mental Health
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
NPCREP North Pacific Climate Regimes and Ecosystem Productivity
NPFMC North Pacific Fisheries Management Council
NPRB North Pacific Research Board
NREL National Renewable Energy Lab
NRF Northern Research Forum
NSF National Science Foundation
NSSI North Slope Science Initiative
NSTC National Science and Technology Council



ONR Office of Naval Research
OPA90 Oil Pollution Act of 1990
OSRI Oil Spill Recovery Institute
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy



PAME Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment
PICES North Pacific Marine Science Organization
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
POPS Persistent Organic Pollutants
PRB Polar Research Board



RUSALCA Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic



SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SDMI Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative
SFOS UAF's School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
SI Smithsonian Institution
SINTEF Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning (Norwegian, Foundation for Industrial and Technical Research)



UAF University of Alaska Fairbanks
UArctic University of the Arctic
UNEP United Nations Environment Program
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
USACE US Army Corps of Engineers
USARC US Arctic Research Commission
USCG US Coast Guard
USDA US Department of Agriculture
USFWS US Fish and Wildlife Service
USGS US Geological Survey



WWF World Wide Fund for Nature


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