Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research

CIFAR plays a central role in communication and coordination between NOAA, researchers, management agencies, non-governmental organizations, Alaska communities, and the general public in collaborative research, education and outreach efforts.

CIFAR conducts research in three thematic areas: (1) Ecosystem Function- Gain sufficient knowledge of Alaskan ecosystems to forecast their response to both natural and anthropogenic change; (2) Coastal Hazards - Improve understanding of coastal hazards, storms, and tsunamis that affect Alaska's population, ecosystems and coast to improve weather forecast and warning accuracy; and (3) Climate Change and Variability - Foster climate research targeted at societal needs and advance Arctic climate research to improve predictive capacity of climate variations affecting coastal regions and ecosystems.

Institution University of Alaska Fairbanks
Country United States
Infrastructure type Research centre/institute
Disciplines Environmental protection
Language of operation English
Keywords researchclimate changeclimatearcticalaska


Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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John Walsh

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