This will make you a part of the global community of those who self-identify as researchers with a northern/Arctic interest (in addition to your other research interests). The greatest benefit for you will be that you easily can find, and be found by your colleagues, as a possible partner in multidisciplinary Arctic and northern research.
By using your work e-mail to confirm your profile it is possible to link it to your work place when listing experts in Google Scholar queries (replace “alaska.edu” with your own institutional domain).
We also encourage you subscribe to our Research Newsletter (below) so that we can keep you updated on the latest in science news from UArctic members and our partners. You will receive a monthly newsletter by email including funding announcements, new research projects, and the latest scientific findings from our members and partners. Your information will not be shared.
The term "Arctic" is used as unique identifier for all northern regions, not only the high Arctic, in line with common use by most of the Arctic Council working groups (“northern” would be unsuitable as a keyword). You are encouraged to add “Arctic” to your area of interest in your Google Scholar Profile when your research includes interest in areas that encompass the northern regions of the Nordic countries, Russia, Canada, and USA, including Greenland, Iceland, and Faroe Islands, the North Atlantic, as well as northern waters of the Pacific.
Finally, Google Scholar is not the only place you may wish to take control over your academic profile. You should consider to "take control over yourself" also in other systems such as ORCID, which provides an identifier commonly used by several other systems. Further we recommend that you go to the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. which maintains a comprehensive and detailed Directory of Arctic Researchers (search) worldwide. Finally, you may wish to ensure that you are correctly represented in Scopus and ResearchGate.