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International Arctic Research Center

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) was established in 1999 as a cooperative research institute, funded by both the U.S. and Japanese governments. Since 2000, the National Science Foundation has funded IARC through a cooperative agreement with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The International Arctic Research Center serves as a focal point for international collaboration in global change research in the Arctic. IARC provides an opportunity to collaborate on global change research in the Arctic on an international scale. The primary mission of the IARC is to nurture multidisciplinary research by integrating and synthesizing the research efforts presently underway by individuals and groups. Thus, IARC is carrying out both the UAF mission and UAF 2005 goal in a concrete way.

Together with the Japanese Frontier Research System for Global Change, IARC is undertaking four major projects on an international scale: Climate of the Arctic: Modeling and Processes; the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment; the Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational Systems; and Database Centers. More than 30 international groups are working with IARC.

IARC is in the building adjacent to the Elvey Building (home of the Geophysical Institute) on the UAF campus.

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