News Archive


PRESS RELEASE | Alaskan Marie Greene Appointed to US Arctic Research Commission
Posted 12/17/15

PRESS RELEASE | US Arctic Research Commission Names Top Arctic Research Goals
Posted 5/15/15

PRESS RELEASE | Obama Reappoints Fran Ulmer as Chair of the USARC
Posted 5/15/15

INTERVIEW | BBC World News Interview of USARC Executive Director John Farrell on May 4, 2015
(16.3 MB mp4 video)
Posted 5/11/15

EDITORIAL | One Arctic
by Fran Ulmer, Science Magazine, April 17, 2015
Posted 4/20/15

PRESS RELEASE | Obama's Executive Order Calls for Federal Coordination and Consultation for the Arctic Region
Posted 1/21/15



PRESS RELEASE | Fran Ulmer Named Special Advisor to State Department on Arctic Science and Policy
Posted 7/17/14

PRESS RELEASE | USARC Lauds the Release of Two NRC Arctic Reports on Oil Spills and Emerging Issues
Posted 4/28/14


PRESS RELEASE | 2013 Arctic Report Card Released Today at AGU Fall Meeting
Posted 12/12/13

NEWS | Alaska's Rural Water and Sanitation Conundrum
Article by Cheryl Rosa in the Fall 2013 issue of Witness the Arctic
Posted 11/22/13

TESTIMONY | Field Hearing of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Health, Viability,
and Rural Food Security
(40 KB pdf)
Testimony by Mary Ciuniq Pete, Director, Kuskokwim Campus, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bethel, Alaska
Hosted by Senator Mark Begich
Posted 11/22/13

PRESS RELEASE | 5th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
Posted 9/17/13

NEWS | Research Commission to Meet in Unalaska
Bristol Bay Times, August 15
Posted 9/12/13

NEWS | Coast Guard Honors Fran Ulmer at Ceremony
Posted 8/5/13

PRESS RELEASE | Pete Reappointed to US Arctic Research Commission
Posted 5/21/13

INTERVIEW | 'A Call To Action' On Planning Arctic Development
Interview of Fran Ulmer, Chair, United States Arctic Research Commission, by Annie Feidt, Alaska Public Radio Network,
Anchorage, April 4, 2013, 5:16 pm
Posted 4/8/13

PRESS RELEASE | US Arctic Research Commission Identifies Top Priorities for a Changing Arctic
Posted 3/19/13

LETTER | USCG Commandant ADM Papp invites the US Arctic Research Commission
to join the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research

Posted 3/18/13

INTERVIEW | Research Media Ltd. Interview of Fran Ulmer, Chair, United States Arctic Research Commission,
January 15, 2013 at 2:40p.m.

Fran Ulmer sheds light on the Commission's key priorities for the development of more comprehensive
knowledge and understanding of the Arctic's environment, human population, biodiversity and industries.

Posted 2/4/13



PRESS RELEASE AND SUPPLEMENT | Canadian Polar Commission and US Arctic Research Commission Participate in
the US-Canada Northern Oil and Gas Research Forum | Supplement: Initial Joint Summary of Key Points and Conclusions

Posted 12/19/12

PRESS RELEASE | Two New Appointees to US Arctic Research Commission
Posted 11/27/12

PRESS RELEASE | Federal Commission Releases Report on Arctic Oil Spill Research
Posted 11/16/12

PRESS RELEASE | Fisheries Expert David Benton Appointed to US Arctic Research Commission
Posted 6/22/12

PRESS RELEASE | US and Canadian Arctic Commissions Establish Collaborative Path Forward
Posted 5/7/12

PRESS RELEASE | Commission Emphasizes Value of Arctic Actions in National Ocean Policy
Posted 4/3/12

ARTICLE | USARC 2011–12 Goals Report Highlights Recommendations for Arctic Research
By Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair
Posted 2/27/12

PRESS RELEASE | USARC Supports Arctic Oil Spill Response Management Tool
By Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair
Posted 2/16/12

ANNOUNCEMENT | Ulmer Promotes Arctic Research Policy
Posted 1/4/12


Announcement | USARC on RIA Novosti regarding Russia's Arctic Forum next week
Posted 9/19/11

Editorial | A Changing Arctic Demands Strategic Planning
By Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair
Posted 9/12/11

Publication | The Changing Arctic Ocean: Special Issue on the International Polar Year (2007-2009)
Posted 9/12/11

Article | US Arctic Research Policy
By K. Moran and J.W. Farrell. 2011. Oceanography 24(3):18–25,
Posted 9/12/11

Testimony | Defending U.S. Economic Interests in the Changing Arctic: Is There a Strategy? (92 KB pdf)
By Fran Ulmer, submitted for the record in conjunction with The Senate Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries,
and Coast Guard Subcommittee Hearing on July 28, 2011
Posted 8/30/11

Media Release | What does the National Ocean Policy mean for the Arctic region? (58 KB pdf)
Posted 4/14/11

Press Release | President Obama appoints Fran Ulmer Chair of the US Arctic Research Commission (47 KB pdf)
Posted 3/10/11

USARC Workshop | Water and Sanitation Innovations for the Arctic Workshop held January 13, 2011
Posted 1/7/11


Press Release | Mary Pete to testify on subsistence lifestyle before Senate Commerce Committee (38 KB pdf)
Posted 8/18/2010

Press Release | Virgil Sharpton named Acting Chairman of the US Arctic Research Commission (37 KB pdf)
Posted 8/17/2010

Press Release | Obama reassigns responsibilities for Arctic Research to a White House council (61 KB pdf)
Posted 7/22/2010

Press Release | Mary Ciuniq Pete Appointed to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (60 KB pdf)
Posted 7/16/2010

Press Release | Science Plan Released for the Navy's Submarine Arctic Science Program (60 KB pdf)
Posted 7/15/2010

Letter | USARC Chair Mead Treadwell to resign post following 93rd USARC meeting to explore
elective office/opportunities
(58 KB pdf)
Posted 5/24/2010

Press Release | Federal Commission Calls for Greater Seafloor Mapping of Arctic Ocean (56 KB pdf)
Posted 5/5/2010

Testimony | Charting the Unknown: America’s Arctic Seafloor (149 KB pdf)
By John Farrell before the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife Committee on Natural Resources,
U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2864 on May 6, 2010
Posted 05/05/10

Testimony | Youth Suicide in the Arctic (97 KB pdf)
By Warren Zapol before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on March 25, 2010
Posted 03/31/10

Press Release | USARC Presses for Greater Scientific and Technical Research on Oil Spills (56 KB pdf)
Posted 3/2/2010

Press Release | Research Strategies Toward Arctic's Behavioral Health Concerns
(62 KB pdf)
Posted 2/17/2010

Presentation | Coming Challenges of the Arctic Region (54 MB PowerPoint file)
By Mead Treadwell at the Naples Council on World Affairs on January 11, 2010
Posted 1/13/2010

Presentation | Coming Challenges of the Arctic Region (38 MB PowerPoint file)
By Mead Treadwell at the Naples Community School on January 11, 2010
Posted 1/13/2010



Press Release | Cheryl Rosa Appointed Deputy Director of U.S. Arctic Research Commission (48 KB pdf)
Posted 12/3/2009

Meeting Address | An Accessible Arctic Ocean (103 KB pdf)
By Mead Treadwell at the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment Workshop held in Fairbanks, AK, on October 22, 2009
Posted 10/30/09

Meeting Address | Arctic Fisheries: Five Things We Should Commit to Now (84 KB pdf)
By Mead Treadwell at the International Arctic Fisheries Conference held in Anchorage, AK, on October 19, 2009
Posted 10/30/09

Testimony | Coastal Communities and Subsistence Use (42 KB pdf)
By Vera Metcalf at the Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting held in Anchorage, AK, on August 21, 2009
Posted 10/30/09

Article | Science Lags on Saving the Arctic from Oil Spills
Science, Vol. 325, No. 5946, P. 1335, 11 September 2009, doi:10.1126/science.325_1335
(Please note only Science subscribers can access this article)
Posted 09/29/09

Press Release | USARC Calls For Arctic Oil Spill Research Program As Shipping Lanes Move North
 (82 KB pdf)
Posted 08/20/09

Testimony | Mead Treadwell before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Homeland Security Subcomittee:
"US Strategic Interests in the Age of an Accessible Arctic...What We Need to Know and Do Now”
(135 KB pdf)
Posted 08/20/09

US Arctic Policy | National Security Presidential Directive and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (148 KB pdf)
Posted 01/09/2009

US Arctic Policy | President Bush Signs Arctic Policy That Emphasizes Scientific Research And
International Cooperation
(58 KB pdf)
Posted 01/09/2009


USARC Commission Appointments | New USARC Commissioners' expertise broadens agency's reach (47 KB pdf)
Posted 07/25/2008


New Alaska Region Research Vessel Will Boost Arctic Research (20 KB pdf)
Posted 08/23/2007

Impact of an Ice-diminishing Arctic On Naval and Maritime Operations (20 KB pdf)
Posted 08/10/2007

USARC Endorses Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill (21 KB pdf)
Posted 07/31/2007


2007 Goals and Objectives Report Outline (83 KB pdf)

Press Release (60 KB pdf)
Posted 12/01/2006

America's Ocean Future Demands Accession (170 KB pdf)

Sea Technology Magazine

It's time to ratify Law of the Sea Treaty (516 KB pdf)

Anchorage Daily News


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