Arctic Interchange during Week of the Arctic
Alaska’s science, policy and business community have come together to celebrate the successes of the U.S. Chairmanship, toast the future of the Finnish Chairmanship, and recognize all the hard work still to do in meeting high goals of environmental protection, sustainable development, inclusion of indigenous peoples and international cooperation.
Fairbanks sits at the heart of America’s Arctic, a critical nexus of outstanding university research and science, indigenous leadership, active economic development and innovative policy. Participants in Arctic Interchange can expect to learn more about the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF): America’s Arctic university and Alaska’s research university. Here, expertise is deep and diverse as it relates to social and physical sciences, cold climate design, remote energy delivery, engineering, oceans and fisheries science, and climate science. Fairbanks itself acts as one of Alaska’s “gateways” to the Arctic, where local business and tourism drive opportunity and facilitate northern connections.