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.

This report includes discussion of the following:

Goal 1. Observe, Understand, and Predict Arctic Environmental Change Goal 2. Improve Arctic Human Health Goal 3. Transform Arctic Energy Goal 4. Advance the Arctic "Built Environment"

Goal 5. Explore Arctic Cultures and Community Resilience Goal 6. Enhance International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic

The report also includes discussion of emerging topics in Arctic research and results from the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

A limited number of hard copies of this report are available upon requests sent via email to:

To view and download the report, please go to:

For more information, please contact:
John Farrell
Phone: 703-525-0113