At The Arctic Institute, our team puts well-researched evidence into action. Both a think-and-do-tank, we believe that policy recommendations and capacity building programs must be rooted in strategic, field-based research. That’s why we’re committed to providing practical projects backed by rigorous research.
Our projects provide data, analysis, and policy recommendations on circumpolar security challenges. We use our research to empower northern communities to be more secure through network building, workshops, summer schools, and knowledge exchange programs.
Drones and fiber optic cables are making their way to the North Pole. But what do these new technologies mean for local opportunity, regional growth, and international connectivity?
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average. With methane releases causing a stir and persistent organic pollutants churning up, it’s time to look beyond the melting ice.
The future of the North will be determined by the choices, aspirations, and priorities of its youth. But before we get to the future, we have to engage youth today.
With the UN predicting ice-free summers by 2050, there is an expectation that the patterns of world trade are poised to go polar. But shipping is just the beginning.
The Arctic is a lot more than polar bears and endless snow, so why do we picture it that way?
Today more than ever before, the Arctic is integrated into the international system. Global connectivity brings complex challenges to the region, its communities – but also great opportunity.
Each project’s credibility is founded on well-researched evidence. Based in Washington, DC, our network of researchers extends across the Arctic region. We believe in field-based research to understand local dynamics, engage Arctic stakeholders, and make connections across borders.
Our scholars are dedicated to research of and engagement in the many dimensions of Arctic security. To reach a full understanding of the complicated and interconnected challenges facing the region today, our projects cover military, economic, social, political, cultural, and environmental issues.
Climate and Environment
Defense and Security
Indigenous Rights and Issues
Law and Governance
Natural Resources and Energy
Politics and Strategy
Shipping and Trade
Business and Economics
Society and Culture
Youth and Education
No challenges can be resolved or opportunities identified without collaboration. In order to achieve our mission, we partner with organizations who share our commitment to building a more just, sustainable, and secure Arctic. We focus on building collaborations with Arctic and non-Arctic organizations to learn from, listen to, and work with partners towards a common goal.
High North Center
Students on Ice
Arctic Adaptation Exchange
UK Nordic Innovations
Korean Maritime Institute
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