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UMIAQ Hires UMIAQ Science Logistics Manager


Nagruk Harcharek

PHOTO: Courtesy of UMIAQ

Richard Reich, General Manager for UMIAQ has announced that UIC Shareholder, Nagruk Harcharek, has been named UMIAQ Science Logistics Manager, a Barrow based position. Mr. Harcharek will oversee field operations in support of research activities in and near Barrow. Growing up in Barrow, Nagruk actively participated in spring whaling preparations and hunts and has over 20 years of experience observing weather and ice conditions along with 15 years of experience captaining ocean and river vessels around the greater Barrow area.  Mr. Harcharek’s professional experience includes more than 4 years as a pilot for Ryan Air transporting cargo in Northwest Alaska and most recently serving as Assistant Camp Instructor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Barrow developing and conducting camp operations and helping incorporate Inupiaq subsistence knowledge and safety procedures into daily instruction. Mr. Harcharek earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science in 2009 from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and his Associate of Science Degree in Small Vessel Fabrication and Repair in 2006 from Honolulu Community College. For UMIAQ, Mr. Harcharek will be act as a community liaison to local agencies, science and subsistence organizations and visiting researchers, providing scientific logistical support and developing and implementing policies, standards, procedures, ensuring regulatory compliance and operations enhancement.


UMIAQ is a member of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC)  family of companies. UMIAQ provides resource development services, design, consulting, logistics and science support while understanding the politics, culture, land use issues, regulations and environmental conditions related to industrial and community development in the arctic and subarctic Alaska. These services include architecture, engineering, regulatory planning, stakeholder relations, surveying, geospatial analysis, response planning and operations, onshore and offshore spill prevention, arctic science support, logistics, local traditional knowledge and full-service camps. UMIAQ works to ensure project needs are safely and successfully met.

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