Ice roads are an “elegant” solution to the problem of accessing Alaska’s remote projects, taking advantage of locally sourced materials without long-term effects on the delicate tundra.
When US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s annual resupply mission at McMurdo Station in Antarctica was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions at the station, Coast Guard leaders seized the opportunity to coordinate a future-focused Arctic deployment.
Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) turned up three new 4G LTE sites this week, making it the first telecommunications company to bring wireless coverage to the northern reaches of the Dalton Highway where no other coverage had existed previously.
Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, which includes a including a provision authorizing a new regional DOD Center named the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, the first DOD regional center in the Arctic and the first new DOD regional center since 2000.
The Arctic Report Card press conference is held annually as part of the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. This year’s big picture? The Arctic is changing, and those changes won’t stop any time soon.
Syun-Ichi Akasofu has been advancing understanding of the aurora borealis for more than sixty years and was a critical part of the establishment of the International Arctic Research Center at UAF.