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Investing in Arctic Research

Learn how S&T is investing in research critical to the future of the Arctic with ADAC-ARCTIC, a DHS Center of Excellence led by the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Addressing Arctic Challenges: Introducing the ADAC-ARCTIC Center of Excellence

The homeland security challenges in the Arctic region are rapidly evolving. To aid citizens and operators in the region, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the selection of the University of Alaska Anchorage to lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and partners for a new Center of Excellence (COE), ADAC-ARCTIC. 

The Center will examine how changes in the regional environment may impact operations and identify solutions to improve regional resilience. The University of Alaska Anchorage will receive up to $46M from S&T over a 10-year cooperative agreement period.

The ADAC-ARCTIC Center will develop capabilities and knowledge to advance homeland security in the Arctic across four related research and education themes: 

  1. advancing all-domain situational awareness, 
  2. improving understanding of risks and potential impacts, 
  3. enabling adaptation for resilience, and 
  4. expanding collaboration and cooperation across the Homeland Security Enterprise. 

A key focus of this COE will be fostering collaboration between government agencies, industry partners, local and indigenous communities and academic institutions, bringing together experts from fields such as cybersecurity, emergency management and maritime security. 


Last Updated: 04/01/2024
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