U.S. Arctic Research Commission to hold March meeting at UMaine

The U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) will host its 113th public meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 at Buchanan Alumni House. The USARC meeting, the first ever in the state, will focus on Arctic research conducted by scientists in Maine and the region, and how the federal government can help advance that work in support of national priorities. 

The meeting will inform the Commission’s next report to the White House and Congress, “Report on Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research 2021–2022.”

In addition, Fran Ulmer, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, will give a public seminar “Rapid Arctic change: Why does it matter and how can the science community help?” at noon March 23 at Buchanan Alumni House. 

During her visit, Ulmer also will meet with UMaine faculty and graduate and undergraduate students to discuss their work in Arctic research and sustainability.  

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jason Charland, director of research development, jason.charland@maine.edu.