Please visit for current events and updates 

and for New England Arctic Network (NEAN) updates. 


This site is a repository for materials and archives of the UNH Arctic strategic plans and events

UNH Arctic Strategy (link)

UNH Arctic Vision (4 page brochure .pdf) 


Please visit for New England Arctic Network (NEAN) updates. 



UNH Arctic Day 2022

Thursday, November 3rd 
1-4 pm 
MUB 338/340


  Past Events   

NSF NNA Annual Community Meeting 

November 8-10, 2021

The Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series

First fall event - “What Can We Learn from Ignorance? Arctic Energy Frontiers, Environmental Regimes, and Indigenous Rights Movements Since the 1970s”
Prof. Andrew Stuhl. 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 11:30 am ET


UNH Arctic Day Spring 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Register here

UNH Arctic Seminars sponsord by the Earth Science Chapman Colloquium  - Thursdays at 3:40 p.m

18 Feb 2021, "Plants and People of Greenland"
Simone S. Whitecloud, PhD, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa,
Research Ecologist, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH 
4 Mar 2021, "Partitioning Sources of Soil Respiration in Thawing Permafrost Using Carbon Isotopes," 
Elaine Pegoraro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
35 Mar 2021, "Rivers flow not past, but through”: a fluvial perspective on Earth’s carbon cycle"
Mark Torres, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences,  Rice University

UNH Saul  O Sidore Series - Honoring the Mother of All People; Contemporary Indigenous Leadership in Revitalizing Environmental and Cultural Sustainability

UNH Center for Acoustics Research and Education (CARE) events

ASIAQ Workshop 5 

19-21 April 2021
Please visit for regional New England Arctic Network events. 
September 20-22, 2021 -- Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska



ASIAQ participants, please mark your calendars - ASIAQ5 April 19-21

Signup for IARPC Collaborations Mentorship Circles

 Mentors and mentees can sign up by February 5th 

The NOAA Arctic Report card  

NSF Navigating the New Arctic 

NR 743/843 - Ecology and Society in a Changing Arctic

Spring term - MWF 2:10-3:00; F 12:10-2:00
Contact  with questions

NAIS 400 - Intro to Native American and Indigenous Studies 

Contact with questions 
Planned for J-term

Arctic Winter College  - Migration in Harmony  

January 12 to March 23, 2021 - Students and early career researchers
Application deadline: 15 November 2020

UNH Communications Academy

Register for individual events 

The ARCTIC CALENDAR from ARCUS is an excellent resource for national and global events

(NEAN will be transitioning from our own calender to posting on the ARCUS calendar)

Northeast Regional Environmental Acoustics Seminar 

British Museum exhibit on  Arctic culture and climate 

Many events are online

The Arctic Environmental Humanities Workshop Series

Sponsored by Boston University and the University of Cambridge 

UNH has a new Native American and Indigenous Studies

Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator and Call for Future Topics Conference Proposals

ASIAQ Field Course  - Tarfala Research Station. 

Spring 2021

The Arctic in U.S. National Identity (2019) is available

Results from a survey that explore the role of the Arctic in U.S. national identity

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

open for applications (due May 11, 2020)

Ruth Varner appointed as visiting researcher at Sweden's Stockholm University

UNH Today, Monday, February 17, 2020

Oil Spill Modeling for Improved Response to Arctic Maritime Spills (AMSM)

ADAC-funded project led by UNH, Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC), and Center for Spills and Environmental Hazards (CSE)
Click here to

Larry Mayer selected as first recipient of Walter Munk Medal

Stay tuned for new opportunities given the UNH membership of the University of the Arctic (UArctic)


Recent national and international reports and conferences

Fostering the Culture of Convergence Research Proceedings from a 2019 National Academy workshop 
Canada defines its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean - the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
INTERACT Fieldwork Planning Handbook - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
Draft UN High Seas Treaty - First Draft of the U.N. Law of the Sea “BBNJ” Agreement on Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

In the News...

Listen Up, UNH June 5, 2019

External Resources 

Reminder to sign up IARPC Collaborations and external listservs: USARC Arctic UpdatesARCUS Arctic InfoUArctic newsletter
Also check out the ARCUS seminar archive 



See Events tab for past UNH Arctic Seminars  



Proposals Submitted / Funded (please send any proposal updates to katharine.duderstadt@unh to post) 

Recently Submitted:
  • NSF-NRT: Connecting Arctic Research Perspectives and Education (CARPE) - P.I. Ruth Varner (UNH co-Is Jennifer Brewer, Jessica Ernakovich, Jennifer Jacobs, Cameron Wake) 
  • NSF-AccelNet - Collaborative Research: North Atlantic Arctic Regional and International Network for Human, Microbial, Animal, Toxicological and Landscape Assessment (NARWHAL) - P.I. Jack Dibb, co-I Jessica Ernakovich, co-I David Needle
  • NSF-NNA Track 1: Collaborative Research: Science Diplomacy - Navigating the New Arctic Across Generations - P.I. Jack Dibb, co-I Nancy Kinner, co-I Katharine Duderstadt
  • NSF-NNA Track 1: ArcticSTAR -- P.I. Alex Shiklomanov (UNH)
  • NSF NNA Track 1; Collaborative Research: Convergence towards desirable and equitable outcomes in the New Arctic, PI Jessica Ernakovich
  • NSF-NNA Track 2: Collaborative Research: Seismic Resilience and Adaptation of Arctic Infrastructure and Social Systems amid Changing Climate -- PI Majid Ghayoomi, co-I Jennifer Brewer
  • NSF-IRES: Tracking Climate Change in High Latitude Lakes Through Mentored Student Field Immersion Experiences via the Arctic Avenues -- PI Julie Bryce, co-I Ruth Varner
  • DOE-Environment System Science -  Isotopic and genomic constraints on below ground methane dynamics in arctic peatlands, co-I Ruth Varner
FY20 Funded Proposals: 
  • University of Stockholm Visiting Researcher Grant. Understanding the impact of the warming Arctic: linking biogeochemical and microbial measurements with hydrological models to scale methane emissions from lakes - P.I. Ruth Varner 
  • NSF CoPE - Workshop Anticipating Economic Growth of Northern New England Coastal Communities - P.I. Terry Shehata (USM) -- UNH co-I's Jennifer Brewer, Katharine Duderstadt) 
  • NSF AON Collaborative Research: AON: The Arctic Great Rivers Observatory (ArcticGRO) - UNH P.I. Alexander Shiklomanov,      
  • NSF ARCSS Collaborative Research: Fresh water and heat fluxes to the Arctic Ocean modeled with tree-ring proxies - with University of Arizona,   UNH P.I. Alexander Shiklomanov, co-I Richard Lammers
  • UNH Sidore - Empowering Indigenous Resurgence toward a Sustainable World - Siobhan Senier, Svetlana Peshkova, Jennifer Brewer, Katharine Duderstadt



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