Inform the Arctic Research Plan

May 27, 2020

*Excerpts cross-posted from IARPC*

The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is currently looking for broad input on the structure, goals, and objectives of the Arctic Research Plan. Please share your ideas on the critical issues facing the Arctic and what research needs to be conducted to address those issues

  • Submit through the Federal Register Notice (closes August 2, 2020).
  • Submit your ideas through this online form.
  • Comment or direct message us on the IARPC Collaborations Facebook page.
  • Participate in public webinars. Information about past and future events available here. (please note that we are in the process of developing a strategy to connect with Arctic communities and information on those events will be added when available.)
  • Mail your ideas to: 

Roberto Delgado, Office of Polar Programs,
National Science Foundation,
2415 Eisenhower Avenue,
Alexandria, VA 22314 

IARPC is also looking for strategic plans for communities, organizations, municipalities, the State of Alaska, international partners, and relevant organizations to build from. If you have a planning document already completed that you would like to discuss with us, get in contact with Meredith ( View current resource list here.

If you would like to provide input or receive more information verbally one-on-one or at a gathering, please contact Meredith LaValley ( 

By law (the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984), the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) develops and implements an Arctic Research Plan (“the Plan”) every five years, with the goal of improving the collective impact of Federal agency investments in Arctic research. IARPC is beginning the development of Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026.