Report on the Goals and Objectives
for Arctic Research

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Arctic research plays a key role in addressing fundamental scientific issues and in helping the nation meet its needs, aspirations and responsibilities as an arctic nation. To this end, the USARC delivers a biennial report to the President and Congress outlining recommended scientific research goals and objectives for the Arctic.

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Correction: Based on a personal communication from K. Woolston, of Quintillion, on January 25, 2017, the funder of the fiber-optic cable system mentioned on page 9 should be “Cooper Investment Partners,” not “Access Industries,” as indicated on the printed version of this report. The PDF version of the document has been corrected.

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