Who We Are
The Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) is an interdisciplinary, globally informed group rooted in Alaska’s Interior at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. CAPS affiliates include experts in the physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities in Alaska, and beyond. We share the aims of recognizing the historical dimensions of policy contexts, and offering new integrative approaches towards problem-solving using evidence-based practices, collaboration, and a positive outlook toward the future of Alaska and the Arctic.
What We Do
Policy-makers need reliable and timely information about the Arctic, a region of rapid environmental, economic, and societal change. The Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) facilitates sharing of the University of Alaska expertise in Arctic issues—ranging from natural resources to engineering to political science—with policy- and decision-makers. How do you prepare to respond to the circumstances? What information is needed to successfully navigate the uncertainty of a changing Arctic? Our center can provide you answers to these policy questions or connect you directly with people who have answers.
August 30, 2019
Free Livestream announced for upcoming SEARCH Arctic Futures 2050 conference
August 26, 2019
International Arctic Research Center releases "Alaska's Changing Environment" publication with contribution from CAPS Program Coordinator Kelsey Aho and multiple CAPS Affiliates.
August 21, 2019
Director Amy Lauren Lovecraft and Research Assistant Dustin Elsberry will be representing the Center for Arctic Policy Studies at the upcoming Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Arctic Futures 2050 Conference.
Elevator Pitches and 2-pagers for Policy Makers
4:00 PM UTC /8:00 AM AKSTAre you interested in communicating your science to non-experts? Have you wondered how your research might be applied to policy? Join this webinar to learn two essential skills in communicating science with policy makers and other non-experts. Hosted by APECS, IARPC, and CAPS.
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM AKST
University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, VA