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Ahtna Inc.

Website: www.ahtna-inc.com
Address: PO Box 649, Glennallen, AK 99588
Telephone: +1-907-274-7662
Fax: +1-907-822-3495. Anchorage address: Suite 204, 406 W. Fireweed, Anchorage, AK 99503
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) comprising eight villages: Cantwell, Chistochina, Chitina, Copper Center, Gakona, Gulkana, Mentasta and Tazlina. Business activities include logging, construction, catering, real estate, security and pipeline maintenance. See also Copper River Native Association.

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Alaska Anthropological Association

Website: www.alaska.net/~oha/aaa/
Address: PO Box 230032, Anchorage, AK 99523
Year of foundation: 1973
Activities: Association for all those interested or active in anthropological study. Promotes public awareness of anthropological research and fosters appreciation of past and present cultures of Alaskan peoples. Encourages participation of Alaskan native peoples in the elucidation of their cultures. Holds an annual conference; awards graduate and undergraduate scholarships.
Publications: Alaska Anthropological Association Newsletter (1975-, 4pa); Aurora monograph series (1986-)

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Alaska Biological Science Center

Website: www.absc.usgs.gov
Address: US Geological Survey, 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-786-3512
Fax: +1-907-786-3636
Activities: Ecology and population dynamics of Pacific walrus, polar bears, seabirds, and sea ducks; quantifying the environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration and development on fish and wildlife in marine and terrestrial Arctic and subarctic ecosystems of Alaska; development and testing of inventory and monitoring protocols for fish and wildlife in Arctic and subarctic ecosystems; impacts of global change on terrestrial wildlife, seabirds, and anadromous fish.

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Alaska Eskimo Walrus Commission

Address: c/o Kawerak Inc., PO Box 948, Nome, AK 99762.
Telephone: +1-907-443-5231

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Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC)

Address: PO Box 570, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-2392
Fax: +1-907-852-2303
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: Manages subsistence harvest of bowhead whales and represents whaling interests of ten villages: Little Diomede, Gambell, Savoonga, Wales, Kivalina, Point Hope, Wainwright, Barrow, Nuigsut and Barter Island. Also seeks to protect the habitat of the bowhead whale, enhance Inupiat culture, and undertakes research and education activities related to bowheads.

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Alaska Geographic Society

Address: 639 West International Airport Rd., Unit 38, PO Box 93370, Anchorage, AK 99518.
Telephone: +1-907-562-0164
Fax: +1-907-562-0479
Year of foundation: 1968
Activities: Non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving geographical understanding of Alaska and the North, putting geography back in the classroom, and exploring new ways of teaching and learning.
Publications: Alaska Geographic (1972-, 4pa)

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Alaska Historical Society

Address: PO Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-276-1956
Year of foundation: In 1967 re-formed as the final action of Alaska Centennial Commission.
Activities: Association for all those interested in the history of Alaska. Annual conference.
Publications: Alaska History News (1970-, 4pa); Alaska History (1984-, 2pa)

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Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (AMNWR)

Website: www.r7.fws.gov/nwr/akmnwr/
Address: 2355 Kachemak Bay Dr., Suite 101, Homer, AK 99603
Telephone: +1-907-235-6546
Fax: +1-907-235-7783
Year of foundation: 1980
Activities: Set up by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act which created a 4.9 million-acre refuge encompassing most of Alaska's seabird nesting habitat. Carries out ornithological research particularly in the Alleutian Islands.
Publications: AMNWR Reports

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Alaska Miners Association

Website: www.alaskaminers.org
Address: 501 Northern Lights Blvd., Suite 203, Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-276-0347
Activities: Provides mining information for the State of Alaska.
Publications: Alaska Miner (1973-, 12pa)

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Alaska Native Medical Center

Address: 255 Gambell St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-279-6661
Fax: +1-907-257-1038
Year of foundation: 1955
Activities: 140-bed referral hospital for Alaska native population and operated by the US Government Indian Health Service. Sponsors and participates in a variety of clinical research projects involving Alaska natives.

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Alaska Native Plant Society

Address: PO Box 141613, Anchorage, AK 99514
Telephone: +1-907-333-8212
Fax: +1-907-333-4989
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Educational lectures held monthly October to May. Field trips.
Publications: Borealis (1982-, 8pa)

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Alaska Oil & Gas Association

Website: www.aoga.org
Address: 121 West Fireweed, Suite 207, Anchorage, AK 99503

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Alaska Science and Technology Foundation

Website: www.astf.org
Address: 4500 Diplomacy Dr., Suite 515,Anchorage, AK 99508

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Alaska State Medical Association, 4107 Laurel St., Anchorage, AK 99508.

Telephone: +1-907-562-2662
Fax: +1-907-561-2063
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: Tracks health legislation before State legislature and lobbies for worthwhile bills. Committees for accreditation of medical courses; assistance in review of malpractice cases; assistance and monitoring of substance abusing physicians; and mediation of grievances between patients and physicians.
Publications: Alaska Medicine (1959-, 4pa); Hearbeat (c. 6pa); Medical Directory (annual)

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Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association

Website: www.awrta.org
Address: (AWRTA) 2207 Spenard Road, Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 9950
Telephone: +1-907-258-3171
Fax: +1-907-258-3851. E-mail: info@awrta.or
Activities: Non-profit, membership-driven trade association formed to be a collective voice for wilderness-dependent businesses. AWRTA advocates the sustainability of Alaska's natural and cultural resources, responsible tourism, and tourism planning for communities.

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Alaska. Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence

Website: www.adfg.state.ak.us
Address: PO Box 25526, Juneau, AK 99802
Telephone: +1-907-465-4147
Fax: +1-907-465-2066
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Carries out research on all aspects of the role of subsistence hunting and fishing in the lives of Alaskan residents. Maintains a Community Profile Database as a central repository of information on contemporary subsistence uses within Alaskan communities.
Publications: Technical Paper Series (1982-)

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Alaska. Department of Labor, Research and Analysis Section

Website: www.labor.state.ak.us
Address: PO Box 25501, Juneau, AK 99802
Telephone: +1-907-465-4500
Fax: +1-907-465-2101
Activities: Collects and analyzes statistical information on Alaska's population, employment, unemployment, wages, occupations and careers. Also prepares and analyzes data on occupational injuries, unemployment insurance and special projects.
Publications: Alaska Economic Trends (1981-, 12pa); Employment and Earnings Report (1990-, annual) [continues Statistical Quarterly (1959-89)]; and other statistical series and reports.

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Alaska. Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Website: wwwdggs.dnr.state.ak.us
Address: 3601 C St., Pouch 7-28, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-762-2261
Fax: +1-907-762-2236
Activities: State mapping agency.
Publications: Alaska's Mineral Industry (1982-, annual)

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Alaska/Yukon Society of Professional Soil Scientists (AYSPSS)

Address: PO Box 202761, Anchorage, AK 99520

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Aleut Corporation

Website: www.aleutcorp.com
Address: 4000 Old Seward Highway, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-561-4300
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). See also Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association Inc.
Publications: Aleutian Current (1972-, 4pa); Annual Report (1972-).

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Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association Inc.

Address: 1689 C St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-276-2700
Activities: Non-profit wing of Aleut Corporation.
Publications: Aang Angagin, Aang Angaginas (?-, 6pa); Aleut art: Unangam Aguqaadangin / Unangan of the Aleutian archipelago (Black, 1982); Annual Report

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Website: www.aaas.org
Address: PO Box 80271, Fairbanks, AK 99708
Telephone: +1-907-474-5698
Fax: +1-907-474-6722
Year of foundation: 1950
Activities: Addresses issues concerning Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and other Arctic regions, and provides a forum for networking and sharing of information among researchers by means of the annual Arctic Science Conference and other activities.
Publications: Arctic Science Conference. Proceedings (1984-, annual) [continues Alaskan Science Conference. Proceedings (1950-83)]

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American Association of Avalanche Professionals

Website: www.avalanche.org/~aaap
Address: PO Box 34004, Truckee, CA 96160
Telephone: +1-916-587-3653
Fax: +1-916-587-4313
Publications: Avalanche Review (1982-, 12pa)

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American Avalanche Institute

Address: PO Box 308, Wilson, WY 83014
Telephone: +1-307-733-3315
Activities: Training and educational programme.

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Website: www.agu.org
Address: 2000 Florida Av., N.W., Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: +1-800-966-2481
Fax: +1-202-328-0566
Year of foundation: 1919
Publications: Antarctic Research Series (1964-); Eos (1919-, 52pa); Geophysical Monographs (1956-); Geophysical Research Letters (1974-, 26pa); Global Biogeochemical Cycles (1987-, 4pa); Journal of Geophysical Research (1896-). [Since 1977, sub-divided into. A: Space Physics, B: Solid Earth, C: Oceans, D: Atmospheres, E. Planets]; Reviews of Geophysics (1963-, 4pa); Tectonics (1982-, 6pa); Transactions (1920-68?) [last issue in NIPR is no. 49]; Water Resources Research (1965-, 12pa)

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American Institute for Exploration

Website: www.ife.org
Address: 1809 Nichols Rd., Kalamazoo MI 49007
Telephone: +1-616-381-8237

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American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Website: www.ametsoc.org
Address: 45 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: +1-617-227-2425
Fax: +1-617-742-8718
Year of foundation: 1919
Activities: Organizes scientific meetings and conferences, and other activities serving the research and operational communities in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
Publications: Bulletin (1920-, 12pa); Journal of Applied Meteorology (1962-, 12pa); Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (1984-, 6pa); Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (1962-) [continues Journal of Meteorology (1944-61)]; Journal of Climate (1986-, 12pa) [continues Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology (1983-87)]; Journal of Physical Oceanography (1971-, 12pa); Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (1950-, 12pa) [continues Meteorological Abstracts and Bibliography (1950-59)]; Monthly Weather Review; Weather and Forecasting

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American Polar Society

Address: PO Box 692, Reedsport, OR 97467
Telephone: +1-503-759-3589
Fax: +1-503-759-3403
Year of foundation: 1934
Activities: Provides a forum for people involved or interested in polar exploration and research. Particularly concerned with the preservation of the American heritage of polar exploration and research instruments and currently advocates saving the South Pole dome and its re-erection in the USA to house a polar museum. Carries out oral history interviews and educational activities.
Publications: Polar Times (1935-87, 1993-, 2pa) [continues Little America Times (1933-35)]

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American Society for Circumpolar Health (ASCH)

Address: Institute of Circumpolar Health Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508.
Telephone: +1-907-786-4746
Fax: +1-907-786-1000

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American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

Website: www.astm.org
Address: Sub-Committee (D18-19) Frozen Soil and Rock, 1916 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 1910
Activities: Develops standards on pile load testing, frost susceptibility and creep testing.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Website: www.asce.org
Address: Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering (TCCRE), PO Box 831, Somerset, NJ 0887
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: Seeks to identify, assess and report effects of the cold region environment on engineering design, construction and operations and to make recommendations for the advancement of scientific knowledge and practice in the engineering solution of cold regions problems. Organizes workshops, Cold Regions Specialty conferences (biennial). Publishes handbooks on cold region processes for practising engineers.
Publications: Cold Regions Engineering: Proceedings of the ... International Conference; Journal of Cold Regions Engineering (1986-, 4pa); Technical Council on Cold Regions Monograph Series

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Website: www.asme.org
Address: Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) Division, 345 East 47th St., New York, NY 1001
Activities: Organizes the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (1981-).
Publications: Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (1987-, 4pa); Proceedings (?-, annual)

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American Society of Polar Philatelists

Website: www.south-pole.com/aspp.htm
Address: Secretary, S.H. Jacobson, PO Box 945, Skokie, IL 60077
Telephone: +1-609-871-0887
Year of foundation: 1956
Activities: Polar history and polar postal history.
Publications: Ice Cap News (1956-, 4pa)

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Antarctic Development Squadron Six

Activities: provides air support to US Antarctic Program.

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Antarctica Project

Website: www.asoc.org
Address: 408 C St. NE, PO Box 76920, Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: +1-202-544-0236
Fax: +1-202-544-8483
Activities: Environmental NGO concerned with conservation issues affecting Antarctica and South Ocean. The northern hemisphere secretariat for ASOC.
Publications: The Antarctica Project (1992-, 4pa)

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Antarctican Society

Address: 905 North Jacksonville St., Arlington, VA 22205.
Telephone: +1-703-522-290
Year of foundation: 1959
Activities: Non-profit educational and cultural organization whose membership is open to all with Antarctic interests. Sponsors lectures and holds an annual dinner meeting at which an annual Memorial Lecture is delivered by a distinguished scientist.
Publications: The Antarctican Society newsletter (1969-, 6pa)

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Arctic Applications Inc.

Address: 1705 14th St., Suite 126, Boulder, CO 80302

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Arctic Energies Ltd., 511 Heavitree Lane, Severna Park, MD 21146.

Telephone: +1-301-987-5454

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

Website: http://arctic.fws.gov
Address: US Fish and Wildlife Service, 101 12th Av., PO Box 20, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Telephone: +1-907-456-0250
Fax: +1-907-456-0428
Year of foundation: 1960 [until 1980, Arctic National Wildlife Range]

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Arctic Network

Address: PO Box 102252, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-272-2452
Fax: +1-907-272-2453
Activities: Grouping with native, environmental and health organization membership. Seeks to influence official positions adopted in Arctic Council/Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and to raise the importance of the Arctic among policy-makers. See also Arctic Network Russia.
Publications: Leads (?-, ?)

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Arctic Perspectives Fund

Address: PO Box 75503, St. Paul, MN 55175.
Telephone: +1-612-227-3573
Fax: +1-612-227-4811

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Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)

Website: www.arcus.org
Address: 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Telephone: +1-907-474-1600
Fax: +1-907-474-1604
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: Association of many US universities. Main goals are to produce identifiable improvements in US Arctic science, to build Arctic research communities of scientists and scholars, and to open avenues of interdisciplinary approaches by the introduction of new techniques.
Publications: Arctic information and data: a guide to selected resources; Witness the Arctic (1993-, 2pa) [continues ARCUS Actions (1989-92)].

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Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Address: PO Box 129, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-8633
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). The major villages are Anaktuvuk Pass, Atkasoock, Barrow, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, and Wainwright.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Uqalugaanich Newsletter (1973-, 4pa).
Notes:

Anchorage address: 313 E. St., Suite 5, Anchorage, AK 99501; tel: +1-907-276-1552

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Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Data Coordination Center (ADCC)

Website: http://arcss.colorado.edu

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Association of Village Council Presidents

Address: PO Box 219, Bethel, AK 99559
Telephone: +1-907-543-3521
Fax: +1-907-543-3596
Year of foundation: 1964
Activities: Non-profit organization representing the interests of the Yup'ik Eskimo living in ca. 50 villages in the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta, Southwest Alaska and as such involved in every facet of resource management and developmental issues facing the Yup'ik, and in ongoing efforts to protect and ensure the longterm stability and viability of their traditional subsistence lifestyle.

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Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC)

Address: PO Box 577, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-4881
Fax: +1-907-852-488
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Provides a common forum for Americans and Russians interested in northern seabird resources to promote, facilitate and co-ordinate research, management and conservation activities of mutual concern.
Publications: Beringian Seabird Bulletin (1993-, annual)

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Bering Sea Fishermen's Association

Address: 632 Christensen Dr., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: 907-279-6519

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Bering Straits Native Corporation

Address: PO Box 1008, Nome, AK 99762
Telephone: +1-907-443-5252
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). The major villages are Gambell, Nome, Savoonga, Shishmaref, Stebbins, Teller, St. Michael and Unalakleet. See also Kawerak Inc.
Publications: Annual Report (1973-); Bering Straits Agluktuk (1973-, 6pa).

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Bristol Bay Native Association

Website: www.bbna.com
Address: PO Box 189, Dillingham, AK 99576
Telephone: +1-907-842-5257
Activities: Non-profit wing of Bristol Bay Native Corporation.
Publications: Annual Report (1985-); Newsletter (?-, ?)

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Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Website: www.bbnc.net
Address: PO Box 198, Dillingham, AK 99576
Telephone: +1-907-278-3602
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971). See also Bristol Bay Native Association.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Newsletter (1972-, 6pa)

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Bureau of the Census

Website: www.census.gov
Address: Washington, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 2041
Publications: Historical statistics of the United States: colonial times to 1970 (1976); Statistical Abstract of the United States (1878-, annual); and other statistical series and reports.

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Center for Northern Studies

Website: www.together.net/~cnsnorth
Address: 479 Crossroads, Wolcott, VT 05680
Telephone: +1-802-888-4331
Fax: +1-802-888-3969
Year of foundation: 1971
Activities: Provides college-level multidisciplinary courses on northern circumpolar environments, cultures and issues. The academic years includes fall and spring, 4-month semesters, augmented by field studies in Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, Maine, Vermont and Scotland, and a 1-month semester in January dedicated solely to a Winter Ecology course concentrating on the study of the immediate area of the Center. The herbarium includes plant specimens from Alaska, the Northwest Territories and Antarctica. Library.
Publications: Northern Raven (1974/75-) [continues Raven (1972-74)]

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Columbia University

Website: www.columbia.edu
Address: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, PO Box 1000, Rt. 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
Telephone: +1-914-359-2900
Fax: +1-914-365-2312
Year of foundation: 1949
Activities: Geophysical research institute active in the polar regions and elsewhere. Core Laboratory houses the world's largest collection of deep-ocean sediment cores, many taken from polar seas. Operates the research vessel Maurice Ewing.
Publications: LDEO-News (?-, 3pa)

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Cook Inlet Historical Society

Address: 121 West 7th St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-343-4326
Fax: +1-907-343-6149
Year of foundation: 1955

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Cook Inlet Native Association

Address: 670 West Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone: +1-907-278-4641
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Cook Inlet Region Inc.
Publications: Annual Report (?-)

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Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI)

Address: PO Drawer 4-N, Anchorage, AK 99509; 2525 C St., Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-274-8638
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Anchorage. See also Cook Inlet Native Association.
Publications: Annual Report; CIRI Newsletter (1973-, 12pa)

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Copper River Native Association

Address: Drawer H, Copper Center, AK 99573
Telephone: +1-907-822-5241
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Ahtna Inc..
Publications: Copper River Native Association News (AT-NA'T'AENE NENE') (?-, 12pa); Copper Valley Senior Citizen Newsletter (1985-, 4pa); Annual Report (1985-)

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Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering

Address: Cold Regions Science, Hanover, NH 03755
Telephone: +1-603-646-2888
Activities: includes Ice Research Laboratory

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Doyon Ltd.

Address: 201 First Av., Suite 200, or PO Box 74240, Fairbanks, AK 99701.
Telephone: +1-907-452-4755
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Fairbanks. See also Tanana Chiefs.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Newsletter (1972-, 6pa)

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Elisha Kent Kane Historical Society

Address: 530 E. 86th St., New York, NY 10028.

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Explorers Club

Website: www.explorers.org
Address: 46th East 70th St., New York, NY 10021
Telephone: +1-212-628-8383
Fax: +1-212-288-4449
Year of foundation: 1905
Activities: The James B. Ford Library includes collections donated by Peary's son and daughter, by Wilkins' widow, and by Ted Bank. The archives include records of the Arctic Club, the Peary Arctic Club and the Explorers Club.
Publications: Explorers Journal (1921-, 4pa)

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Florida State University

Website: www.fsu.edu
Address: Department of Geology, Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, 108 Carraway Bldg., Tallahassee, FL 32306
Telephone: +1-904-644-2407
Fax: +1-904-644-4214
Activities: Maintains the US collection of rock and core samples from the following expeditions: Dry Valley Drilling Project, Ross Ice Shelf Project, Eastern Taylor Valley Project, Project CIROS (Cenozoic Investigations in the Western Ross Sea), International Weddell Sea Oceanographic Expeditions, Operation Deep Freeze, USNS Eltanin/ARA Islas Orcadas Circumpolar Survey, Antarctic Peninsula and Ross Sea operations aboard R/V Polar Duke and Nathaniel B. Palmer, and from miscellaneous other vessels operating in the Southern Ocean.
Publications: Sediment description volumes for cores obtained by the following ships: USNS Eltanin/ARA Islas Orcadas, R/V Polar Duke, R/V Nathaniel Palmer, USCGC Glacier and from Deep Freeze and IWSOE operations.

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Florida State University, Polar Desert Research Center

Address: Tallahassee, FL 32306

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Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies

Address: 6205 Franktown Rd., Carson City, NV 89701
Activities: Antarctic Laboratory. Library has good holdings for Antarctic life science and whaling.
Publications: A history and atlas of the fishes of the Antarctic Ocean (1993)

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Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research Inc. (FGER)

Address: c/o Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Av. North, Seattle, WA 98109 and 541 East 1st St., Moscow, ID 83843.
Telephone: +1-208-885-6392 or +1-6382-882-1237
Fax: +1-208-882-1237. field office: 4470 No. Douglas Hwy, Juneau, AK 9980
Year of foundation: 1955
Activities: Non-profit organization providing education and field training in scientific technique and methodology in the earth and environmental sciences on the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). Also monitors glaciers in the Cascade Mountains in Washington and British Columbia. A library containing 15,000 books, scientific reports and periodicals is located at University of Idaho, Glaciological and Arctic Sciences Institute.
Publications: JIRP Newsletter (annual); Reports and publications pertinent to the Juneau Icefield Research Program, Alaska and allied research projects in other geographic areas 1946-1995 (1995)

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Frederick A. Cook Society

Website: www.cookpolar.org
Address: Sullivan County Historical Museum, PO Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 12747
Telephone: +1-914-434-8044
Activities: Champions Cook's claim to have been first to climb Mt McKinley (1906) and to reach the North Pole (1907).
Publications: Polar Priorities (1990-, annual) [continues Newsletter (1974-89)]

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Geological Society of America (GSA)

Website: www.geosociety.org
Address: PO Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301
Telephone: +1-303-447-2020
Fax: +1-303-447-1133
Year of foundation: 1888
Activities: Promotes scientific information to the geologic community through meetings, publications, etc.
Publications: Bathymetry of the Arctic Ocean (1986); Bulletin (1888-, 12pa); Geology (1973-, 12pa); Geology of North America (1989- multivol. series); Memoirs (1934-); Special Papers (1973-)

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Glacier Society

Website: www.glaciersociety.org
Activities: Non-profit 501-(c)3 Educational Foundation based in Bridgeport, CT, dedicated to uniting polar interests around the globe through the restoration and operation of the USS/USCGC <i>Glacier</i>, the largest icebreaker of her time. Once restored, the <i>Glacier</i> will return to public service as a fully operational platform for scientific and environmental education and research.

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Goddard Space Flight Center

Website: http://denali.gsfc.nasa.gov
Address: Oceans and Ice Branch, Greenbelt, MD 2077

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Institute of Arctic Studies and of International Environmental Governance, Dartmouth College

Website: www.dartmouth.edu/~arctic
Address: 6214 Steele Hall, Hanover, NH 03755
Telephone: +1-603-646-1278
Fax: +1-603-646-1279
Activities: Primarily social science and policy studies research institute forming part of the John Sloan Dickey Endowment for International Understanding. Seeks to promote international cooperation via three programmes - Arctic Peace and Cooperation, US/Russia Arctic Collaboration, and Arctic Indigenous Peoples.
Publications: Northern Notes (1989-) [continues Polar Notes (1959-75)]

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Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC)

Website: www.nsf.gov/od/opp/arctic/iarpc/start.htm
Address: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
Year of foundation: Established in 1984 under the Arctic Research Policy Act.
Activities: Seeks to improve the coordination of Arctic research carried out by Federal, State and local agencies. Works with the US Arctic Research Commission to develop an integrated national Arctic research policy to guide Federal agencies in the development of their Arctic research programmes.
Publications: Arctic Research of the United States (1987-, 2pa); Principles for the conduct of research in the Arctic

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International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

Website: www.iarc.uaf.edu
Address: University of Alaska Fairbank

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International Design for Extreme Environments Association of the United States of America

Address: Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SISCA), College of Architecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204
Publications: Network News Briefs (?-, ?).

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Kawerak, Inc.

Website: www.kawerak.org
Address: PO Box 948, Nome, AK 99762
Telephone: +1-907-443-5231
Activities: Non-profit wing of Bering Straits Native Corporation.
Publications: Kawerak Nipliksuk (?-, ?).

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Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA)

Website: www.codetalk.fed.us/planet/spirit.html
Address: 402 Center St., Kodiak, AK 99615
Telephone: +1-907-486-5725
Activities: Non-profit wing of Koniag Inc..
Publications: Annual Report (?-); KANA Kasitaq Newsletter (1976-)

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Koniag Inc.

Website: www.koniag.com
Address: PO Box 746, Kodiak, AK 99615
Telephone: +1-907-486-4147
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Kodiak. See also Kodiak Area Native Association.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Koniag Nation (?-, 4pa).

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Maniilaq Association

Website: www.maniilaq.org
Address: PO Box 256, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Telephone: +1-907-442-3311
Year of foundation: Founded in 1966 as the Northwest Alaska Native Association (NANA), becoming the Mauneluk Association in 1972, and adopting its present title in 1981.
Activities: Community organization serving 11 Alaskan Eskimo villages forming the Northwest Arctic Borough. Seeks to promote health and welfare; Eskimo culture, arts and language; economic activity; and social understanding between natives and non-natives. See also NANA Corporation.
Publications: Annual Report (1972-); Maniilaq Directory (?-, annual); Northwest Arctic NUNA (1980-, 6pa)

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Marine Mammals Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Address: 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503.
Telephone: +1-800-362-514

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Michigan Technical University, Snow Research Institute

Address: Houghton, MI 49931
Telephone: +1-906-487-2750

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Migratory Bird Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Address: 1011 E. Tudor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503.
Telephone: +1-907-786-344

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Minerals Management Service

Website: www.mms.gov
Address: Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region, 949 East 36th Av., Rm. 110, Anchorage, AK 99508
Telephone: +1-907-271-4010
Fax: +1-907-271-6805
Year of foundation: 1982
Activities: Carries out resource evaluation and classification, environmental review, leasing activities, lease management, and inspection and enforcement programmes for Outer Continental Shelf Lands.
Publications: OCS Studies (?-)

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NANA Corporation

Address: PO Box 49, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Telephone: +1-907-248-3030
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) centred on Kotzebue. See also Maniilaq Association.
Publications: Newsletter (1973-) - since 1984, published quarterly in Tundra Times.

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Website: www.nasa.gov

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National Center for Atmospheric Research

Website: www.acd.ucar.edu
Address: PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307
Fax: +1-303-497-1348

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National Centers for Environmental Prediction

Website: www.ncep.noaa.gov
Address: Suite 209 5200 Auth Rd., Camp Springs, MD 2746
Telephone: +1-301-763-8000
Fax: +1-301-763-854
Activities: The <a href="http://polar.wwb.noaa.gov/">Ocean Modeling Branch</a> is active in polar work, including sea ice remote sensing and modeling, vessel icing prediction, and fog and visibility studies in high latitudes.

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National Geographic Society

Website: www.nationalgeographic.com
Address: 17th and M Sts. N.W., Washington, DC 20036
Fax: +1-292-429-5731
Activities: The library includes A.W. Greely's collection and contains reports and other material relating to the Peary, Byrd, Macmillan, Ziegler, and US Navy expeditions.
Publications: National Geographic (1882-, 12pa); National Geographic index, 1888-1988 (1989); The National Geographic Society: 100 years of adventure and discovery (Bryan, 1987)

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National Ice Center (NIC)

Website: www.natice.noaa.gov
Address: 4251 Suitland Rd. FOB#4, Washington, DC 20395
Telephone: +1-301-457-5306
Fax: +1-301-457-5300
Year of foundation: 1993 [formerly Joint Ice Center]
Activities: Cooperative, interagency organization of US Federal Government, responsible for performing analyses and forecasting of global sea ice and Antarctic icebergs. The NIC includes the Naval Ice Center (NAVICEN), the US Coast Guard, and several line organizations of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Publications: Guide to environmental services (1995); ice distribution and forecast charts available for many polar areas using autopolling system.

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National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL)

Address: US Geological Survey, MS 975, PO Box 25046, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225
Telephone: +1-303-236-3703
Year of foundation: 1994
Activities: National facility for storing, curating, and studying ice cores from the polar regions, operated jointly by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and US Geological Survey.

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National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)

Website: www.nima.mil
Address: Washington, DC 20305. Fax. +1-314-260-1236
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Responsible for survey and mapping work carried out for defense purposes, but some products are available for public distribution. Note that aeronautical maps are available from the Defense Mapping Agency Aeronautical Chart Distribution Center, located at the National Ocean Service.
Publications: Country gazetteers compiled by the US Board on Geographic Names [Antarctica (1969), Finland (1962), Iceland (1961), Norway (1963), Sweden (1963), USSR (1970)]; Notice to Mariners (?-, 52pa); Sailing directions (planning guide) and (enroute) for Antarctica (1985)

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National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML)

Website: http://nmml.afsc.noaa.gov
Address: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way N.E. Bldg. 4, Seattle, WA 98115
Telephone: +1-206-526-4045. Fax. +1-206-526-6615
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Research branch of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service responsible for fisheries research in the coastal oceans off Alaska and the west coast of the United States.

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National Ocean Service (NOS)

Website: www.nos.noaa.gov
Address: NOAA, Office of Oceanography and Marine Assessment, Riverdale, MD 2073
Activities: Carries out hydrographic surveys and mapping in both polar regions. Aeronautical charts in the GPC, JNC, ONC and TPC series are available from the Defense Mapping Agency Aeronautical Chart Distribution Center sited here.

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National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office

Address: 2525 Gambell St., Rm. 107, Anchorage, AK 99503

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National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Polar Programs

Website: www.nsf.gov/od/opp/start.htm
Address: 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: +1-703-292-8030
Fax: +1-703-292-9081
Activities: Responsible for the planning and management of programs covering all areas of research within both polar regions. Exercises Antarctic responsibilities under the Antarctic Treaty (1959) and Arctic responsibilities under the Arctic Research and Policy Act (1984). Awards grants to US scientists for polar research and maintains operational capabilities for field support of this research. Encourages co-operation with scientists of other nations. Library.
Publications: Antarctic Journal of the United States (1966-, 5pa); Antarctic News Clips (1981?-, annual); Arctic Research of the United States (1987-, 2pa).
Notes:

Logistics centre: C/- Air Post Office (APO), Christchurch, New Zealand; tel: +64-3-358-8139; fax: +64-3-358-9060

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National Snow and Ice Data Center

Website: www.nsidc.org

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North Pacific Rim Native Association

Address: 611 East 12th Av., Suite 102, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Telephone: +1-907-276-2121
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Chugach Alaska Corporation.
Publications: Around the Rim (?-).

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North Slope Borough, Commission on Inupiat History

Address: Language and Culture, PO Box 69, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-2611 ext. 270
Activities: Responsible for developing a common writing system for the Inupiaq language, for the translation of relevant documents into Inupiaq, and for the general promotion of Inupiaq and of Inupiat history and culture.

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North Slope Science Initiative

Website: www.northslope.org
Address: 222 West 7th Avenue, #13 Anchorage, Alaska 99513
Telephone: 1.907.271.3431
Fax: 1.907.271.4596
Year of foundation: 2005
Activities: Scope, Mission and Vision of the North Slope Science Initiative - The North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) was developed by federal, state and local governments with trust responsibilities for land and ocean management, to facilitate and improve collection and dissemination of ecosystem information pertaining to the Alaskan North Slope region, including coastal and offshore regions. The mission of the NSSI is to improve scientific and regulatory understanding of terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems for consideration in the context of resource development activities and climate change. The vision of the NSSI is to identify those data and information needs management agencies and governments will need in the future to develop management scenarios using the best information and mitigation to conserve the environments of the North Slope. The NSSI adopts a strategic framework to provide resource managers with the data and analyses they need to help evaluate multiple simultaneous goals and objectives related to each agency’s mission on the North Slope. The NSSI uses and complements the information produced under other North Slope science programs, both internal and external. The NSSI also facilitates information sharing among agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, academia, international programs and members of the public to increase communication and reduce redundancy among science programs.
Publications: Emerging Issue Summaries 2009 Connectivity Paper 2011 (in press)

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Northwest and Alaska Fisheries Centre

Website: www.afsc.noaa.gov
Address: NOAA, 7500 Sand Point Way NE, Building 4, Seattle, WA 98115

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Oceanites

Address: 2378 Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723
Telephone: +1-301-854-6262
Publications: Antarctic Century (1988-)

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Ohio State University

Website: www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu
Address: Byrd Polar Research Center (BPRC), 1090 Carmack Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: +1-614-292-6531
Fax: +1-614-292-4697
Year of foundation: 1960 (previous to 1987, known as the Institute of Polar Studies).
Activities: Multidisciplinary center established to promote research in the polar and alpine regions. Field work focuses primarily on Antarctica but work is also carried out in the Andes, Greenland, Alaska, China and Siberia. Library. The papers of the explorers Byrd and Wilkins are housed in Ohio State University Archives.
Publications: BPRC Reports 1987-) [continues Institute of Polar Studies. Reports (1969-84)]; Register of the Sir George Hubert Wilkins Papers, Record Group 56.6 (Grossi 1991)

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Pacific Science Center

Website: www.pacsci.org
Address: Glacier Research Foundation, 200 2nd Av. North, Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone: +1-208-882-1237

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Polar Associates Inc. (PAI)

Address: 100 Burns Place, Goleta, CA 93117.
Telephone: +1-805-683-7674
Fax: +1-805-683-3309
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: Provides advice, training and full logistic support to Arctic expeditions. Manufacture and modification of equipment for Arctic environments, e.g. Nansen-type and heavy cargo sleds, hot water hole melter, generator sleds and survival kits.

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Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO)

Website: www.pico.unl.edu
Address: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB 6858
Year of foundation: 1974 [moved here from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1995]
Activities: Provides administrative, engineering, and logistics support services for worldwide ice coring projects.
Publications: Bulletin (1989-), Operational Report (?-, ?); Technical Note (?-); Technical Report (?-).

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Polar Research Board (PRB)

Website: www.nationalacademies.org/prb
Address: Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Av. NW, Rm HA454, Washington, DC 20418
Telephone: +1-202-334-3479
Fax: +1-202-334-1477
Year of foundation: 1958
Activities: Advises federal government on matters of science and technology affecting public policy on environmental quality, natural resources, and other issues in both polar regions. Assists federal agencies in the development and maintenance of strong programmes of polar research that respond to national interests and international opportunities in the Arctic and Antarctic. National Member of SCAR and IASC.

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PolarArt Productions - Arctic 4K Media

Website: www.polarartproductions.com
Address: Barter Island, Arctic Ocean Box 96 Kaktovik, Alaska 99747
Fax: n/a
Year of foundation: 2008
Activities: Based on-location in the Alaskan arctic since 2004, PolarArt creates media for documentary, outreach, education, and archival purposes. We work region-wide. Examples of our products include: • films • broadcast programs • TV commercials • “mini-docs” • multimedia exhibits/installations • project DVDs • live satellite uplinks from field sites • web streaming • PSAs. Full-service, theatrical quality ultra-HD (4K resolution) media production for arctic researchers, expeditions, and service-providers. Exclusive stock footage & natural sound library, specializing in arctic natural history content.
Publications: Content provider for PBS "Nature," National Geographic, and Discovery Channel. Multimedia installation at Burke Museum of Natural History (Seattle). Award-winning documentary film "Ice Bears of the Beaufort." DVD "Polar Bears of Arctic Alaska." "Heaven's Shore," DVD produced for City of Kaktovik, Alaska, at the mayor's invitation.
Notes:

Camera package: RED ONE ultra-HD (4K resolution) camera; O'Connor 2575d fluid head tripod; Leica & Nikon lenses. On-site Final Cut Pro edit suite.

Filmmaker Arthur C. Smith III is a member of the Visiting Speakers Program coordinated by the Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS). For more information, see:
http://bit.ly/arctic_filmmaker_visit

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Raytheon Technical Services Company, Polar Services

Website: www.rpsc.raytheon.com
Address: 61 Inverness Dr. East, Suite 300, Englewood, CO 80112
Telephone: +1-303-790-8606
Fax: +1-303-790-9130
Year of foundation: 1990
Activities: Provides logistical support to 3 permanent and numerous temporary research facilities and operates 2 research vessels including the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer under contract to the National Science Foundation for the US Antarctic Program.

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Sealaska Corporation

Website: www.sealaska.com
Address: 1 Sealaska Plaza, Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: +1-907-206-8400
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971).
Publications: Annual Report (1973-); Sealaska Shareholder (1977-, 6pa)

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Sealaska Heritage Foundation

Address: 1 Sealaska Plaza, Suite 201, Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: +1-907-463-4844

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Snowmetrics

Address: PO Box 52, Wilson, WY 83014
Telephone: +1-307-739-0848
Fax: +1-307-739-9458
Year of foundation: 1986
Activities: Manufacturer of snow density measuring equipment for new snow, snowpacks and glacier surveys; snow strength measuring equipment (rammsonde) etc.; snow research kits for field or laboratory applications in snow hydrology, avalanche forecasting, glacier mass balance studies. Consulting services.

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Society for Marine Mammalogy

Address: PO Box 362, Lawrence, KS 66044
Publications: The bowhead whale (Burns et al, 1993); Marine Mammal Science (1985-, 4pa); Special Publications

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State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources

Website: www.dnr.state.ak.us
Address: Public Information Center, 550 W 7th Ave. Suite 1260, Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-269-8400
Activities: Maintains public information service providing information on subjects such as land status, gold panning and prospecting, and remote cabin reservations within State of Alaska.

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State University of New York

Website: www.suny.edu
Address: Ice Core Laboratory, 4240 Ridge Lea Rd., Amherst, NY 14226
Telephone: +1-716-831-3054

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Tanana Chiefs

Website: www.tananachiefs.org
Address: 201 First Av., Fairbanks, AK 99701
Telephone: +1-907-452-8251
Activities: Non-profit wing of native corporation Doyon Ltd..
Publications: The Council (1976-, 12pa); Hunik Zoo (1980-, 12pa)

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Thirteenth Regional Corporation

Address: 13256 Northrup Way, Suite 12, Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone: +1-206-641-6162
Activities: Native Corporation set up following Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (1971) for all Alaska Natives residing outside Alaska.
Publications: Annual Report (?-); Newsletter (1982-, 4pa)

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Toolik Field Station

Website: www.uaf.edu/toolik
Address: Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, PO Box 757000, Fairbanks, AK 9977
Telephone: +1-907-474-5063
Fax: +1-907-474-551

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Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Website: www.trb.org
Address: National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Av. NW, Washington, DC 20418
Activities: Committee on Frost Action meets annually (75th meeting, 1996).

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Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation-National Arctic Research Laboratory (UIC-NARL)

Address: PO Box UIC-NARL, Barrow, AK 99723
Telephone: +1-907-852-7800
Fax: +1-907-852-9183
Year of foundation: Formerly US Naval Arctic Research Laboratory (1947-80) and site of IBP Tundra Biome, 1969-74.
Activities: Provides logistics services in support of scientific research, education and industrial development. The Department of Wildlife Management of the North Slope Borough is also located here.

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska State Climate Center (ASCC)

Address: 707 A St., Anchorage, AK 99501. Tel +1-907-257-2737.
Fax: +1-907-276-6847
Activities: Provides current and historical climatic data for Alaska. Part of the Arctic and Environmental Data Center.
Publications: Alaska Climate Summaries (?-)

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Center for High Latitude Health Research

Address: Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-786-1267
Fax: +1-907-786-1247

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies

Address: Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-786-4746
Fax: +1-907-786-1000

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University of Alaska Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)

Address: 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508.
Telephone: +1-907-786-7710
Year of foundation: 1961 [formerly Institute of Social, Economic and Government Research (ISEGR)]
Activities: Teaches classes in public administration, survey research and economics. Carries out research into issues relating to Alaskan public policy.
Publications: Alaska Review of Social and Economic Conditions (1964-, 4pa); Annual Review (?-); Fiscal Policy Papers (1989-); Occasional Papers (1970-); Reports (1965?-); Research Summaries (1979-); Working Papers (1985?-).

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES)

Address: School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, PO Box 757140, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: +1-907-474-7083
Fax: +1-907-474-6567
Activities: Research in agriculture and forestry at high latitudes.
Publications: Agroborealis (1969-); Experiment Station Bulletin (1906-); Experiment Station Circular (1906-); Forest Sciences Notes (1995-); Georgeson Botanical Garden Review (1982-); Miscellaneous Publications (1948-); Natural Resources News (1994-); Plant, Animal and Soil Sciences Notes (1995); Resource Management Notes (1995-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Native Language Center (ANLC)

Address: 218 Eielson Bldg., PO Box 757680, Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7874
Fax: +1-907-474-6586
Year of foundation: 1972
Activities: Teaching and research centre for the study of all languages spoken by Alaskan native peoples. The library contains a comprehensive collection of publications written in or about these languages, including those shared with native peoples living in Canada and the Russian Federation.
Publications: Research Papers (1979-); maps - Native peoples and languages of Alaska (Krauss, 1982); Inuit-Yupik-Aleut-world (1995); monograph series

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska Quaternary Center (AQC)

Address: University of Alaska Museum, 907 Yukon Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7817
Fax: +1-907-474-5469
Year of foundation: 1983 [formerly Office of Quaternary Studies]
Activities: Carries out teaching and research on all Quaternary topics, including palaeoecology, permafrost and periglacial activities.
Publications: Journal of Northern Sciences (1987-?); Newsletter (?-, 3-6pa)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Institute of Arctic Research (CIFAR)

Address: Research Center for Global Change and Arctic Systems, 203 Eielson Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775
Year of foundation: 1994
Activities: Funded by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to carry out research on the atmosphere, environmental assessment, tsunami prediction, fisheries and sea ice, climate dynamics, and numerical modelling.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Anthropology

Address: 310 Eielson Bldg., PO Box 757720, Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7288
Fax: +1-907-474-7453
Year of foundation: 1930s
Activities: The only department in an American university offering a specialised PhD. degree in the anthropology of the North.
Publications: Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska (1952-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Northern Studies

Address: PO Box 756420, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: +1-907-474-5266
Activities: Runs MA and PhD interdisciplinary programmes in northern studies.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute

Website: www.gi.alaska.edu
Address: Fairbanks, AK 99775
Telephone: +1-907-474-7558
Fax: +1-907-474-7290
Year of foundation: 1946
Activities: Carries out research into upper atmospheric physics, meteorology, physics and solid earth studies in both polar regions. Research facilities include: Poker Flat Research Range; the Alaska Climate Research Center; the Alaska Volcano Observatory; the Alaska Earthquake Information Center; the Alaska Synthetic Aperture Radar Facility; snow, ice and permafrost laboratories; and many field stations. Also houses the GeoData Center which maintains a variety of geophysical data collections, principally covering Alaska and the Arctic. This data includes Landsat quick-look imagery, AVHRR data, colour infrared and black and white aerial photography, together with numerous smaller collections. The series UAG-R consists of Scientific Reports, Technical Reports and Final Reports issued by the Geophysical Institute on all contracts and grants. Provides an aurora forecasting service. Library.
Publications: Contributions. Series A and B (1950-); Quarterly (1982-); UAG-R (1975-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB)

Address: 309 Irving Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7640
Fax: +1-907-474-6967
Year of foundation: 1963
Activities: IAB has operated Toolik Lake Field Station (68 ø 38'N; 149 ø 38'W) since 1975, one of 18 Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites in the USA and Antarctica designed to develop an ecological baseline for the polar regions. Library.
Publications: Biological Papers of the University of Alaska (1955-); Biological Papers of the University of Alaska. Special Reports (1975-); Occasional Papers (?-)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Marine Science

Address: 905 Koyukuk Av. North, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Year of foundation: 1960
Activities: Library.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Engineering

Address: 539A Duckering Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7775
Fax: +1-907-474-6087
Publications: Northern Engineer (1968-92); Northwater (1974-, 2pa)

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Forestry

Address: 308 Tanana Dr., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-7449
Fax: +1-907-474-3350

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northern Studies Program

Address: College of Liberal Arts, 601A Gruening Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-5266
Fax: +1-907-474-5187
Activities: Runs the Northern Studies Graduate Program, including the M.A. in Northern Studies, and undergraduate and Ph.D. programmes.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks, Research Center for Global Change and Arctic Systems

Address: 203 Eielson Bldg., Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Telephone: +1-907-474-5698
Fax: +1-907-474-6722
Year of foundation: 1990
Activities: Serves as university's focal point for developing, coordinating and implementing research and education related to the role of the Arctic and sub-Arctic in the Earth system, and to stimulate and facilitate global change research in this region.

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University of California, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Website: www.sio.ucsd.edu
Address: Mail Code 0233B, La Jolla, CA 92093
Telephone: +1-619-534-3624
Fax: +1-619-534-5306
Year of foundation: 1903
Activities: Major centre for global science research including biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Operates fleet of four research vessels for worldwide exploration and two research platforms.
Publications: Explorations (1994-, 4pa)

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University of Chicago, Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA)

Address: Yerkes Observatory, PO Box 258, Williams Bay, WI 53191
Publications: Antarctic Astrophysics (1992-, 2pa)

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University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Address: Division of Cryospheric and Polar Processes, Boulder, CO 80303

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University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)

Website: http://instaar.colorado.edu
Address: 1560 30th St., Campus Box 450, Boulder, CO 80309
Telephone: +1-303-492-6387
Fax: +1-303-492-6388
Year of foundation: 1951
Activities: INSTAAR develops scientific knowledge of physical and biogeochemical environmental processes at local, regional and global scales, and applies this knowledge to improve society's awareness and understanding of natural and anthropogenic environmental change. Our traditional focus has been on polar and alpine regions, where effects of global change are especially pronounced. In recent decades, our research has broadened to include environmental challenges that span local, regional, and global scales. Research topics vary widely and include Quaternary and modern environments, human and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape evolution, hydrology, oceanography, and climate. Operates the Mountain Research Station at 2910 m in the Rocky Mountains (41.01'N; 105.32'W). Library.
Publications: Arctic and Alpine Research (1969-, 4pa); Occasional Papers (1971-)

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University of Idaho

Website: www.juneauicefield.org
Address: Glaciological and Arctic Sciences Institute, College of Mines and Earth Resources, 226-N020, Moscow, ID 83843
Telephone: +1-208-885-6195
Activities: Teaching and research centre. Has run Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) since 1946 (since 1955, with the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research). The FGER library is located here.

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University of Maine

Website: www.umcs.maine.edu
Address: Institute for Quaternary Studies, 5711 Boardman Hall, Orono, ME 04469
Fax: +1-207-581-1203

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University of Minnesota

Website: www.umn.edu/twincities
Address: Cold Climate Building Research, 89 Curch St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: +1-612-626-7866

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University of New Hampshire

Website: www.unh.edu
Address: Oceans & Space, 940 North 17th St., Durham, NH 03824
Telephone: +1-603-862-1991
Fax: +1-603-862-2124
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Specializes in the recovery, analysis and interpretation of chemical records available from air, snow and ice. GRG is developing a series of such records from atmospherically teleconnected high latitude (e.g. Antarctic & Greenland) and high altitude, low to middle latitude sites (e.g. Asia and N. America) in order to investigate a variety of global change problems.

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University of Washington, Polar Science Center (PSC)

Website: http://psc.apl.washington.edu
Address: Applied Physics Laboratory, 1013 NE 40th St., Seattle, WA 98105
Telephone: +1-206-543-6613
Fax: +1-206-543-3521
Year of foundation: 1978
Activities: Research focuses on remote sensing, sea ice dynamics, and polar oceanography particularly with regard to the relationship between polar regions and the global climate system. Provides comprehensive logistics and support for numerous polar field experiments.

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University of Washington, Quaternary Research Center

Address: AK-60, Seattle, WA 98195
Fax: +1-206-543-3836
Activities: Facilities include Periglacial Laboratory.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison, Geophysical and Polar Research Center (GPRC)

Address: Department of Geology and Geophysics, 104 Weeks Hall, 1215 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706.
Telephone: +1-608-262-1921
Fax: +1-608-262-0693
Year of foundation: 1960
Activities: Geophysical and glaciological research particularly in the Antarctic.
Publications: Research report (1961-)

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US Arctic Network

Address: PO Box 102252, Anchorage, AK 99510
Telephone: +1-907-2722452
Fax: +1-907-2722453
Activities: Non-governmental organization representing native, environmental and health organizations with the intention of influencing government policy with regard to the Arctic in general and the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy and Arctic Council in particular.
Publications: Arctic Observer (1993-); Leads (1994-, 5pa)

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US Arctic Research Commission

Website: www.arctic.gov
Address: 4350 North Fai
Telephone: +1-907-257-2738
Fax: +1-907-257-2707
Year of foundation: 1984
Activities: Advisory body appointed by the President to work with the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee to develop an integrated national Arctic research policy guiding Federal agencies in the development of their Arctic research programmes. Established under the Arctic Research and Policy Act (1984).
Publications: Annual Reports to the President and the Congress (1986-); Background and Reports (1990-); Findings and Recommendations (1988-); National needs and Arctic research: a framework for action (1986)

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US Army, Arctic Medical Research Laboratory (USARIEM)

Address: Alaska, Fort Wainwright, AK 99703
Telephone: +1-907-353-4201
Year of foundation: 1967 [formerly US Air Force. Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory]

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US Army, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

Website: www.crrel.usace.army.mil
Address: 72 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 01290
Telephone: +1-603-646-4712
Fax: +1-603-646-4712
Year of foundation: 1951 [until 1961, known as the US Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Establishment (SIPRE) before combination with the Arctic Construction and Frost Effect Laboratory to form CRREL]
Activities: Mission is to study and understand the characteristics of cold regions in order to solve cold-related problems of the US Army and United States in general. CRREL's Arctic-related research focuses on snow, ice, frozen ground, and cold-weather engineering. CRREL also maintains a substantial library and information centre (housed in the Technical Information Analysis Center) and funds production of the Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology, a major component of the COLD database.
Publications: Benchnotes (1976-); Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology (1951-, annual); Cold Regions Technical Digest (1981-); Monographs (1981-) [continues Cold Regions Science and Engineering Monographs (1961-75)]; Reports (1976-) [continues Research Reports (1953-75) and Technical Reports (1950-75)]; Special Reports (1949-)

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US Army, Cold Regions Test Activity (CRTA)

Website: http://crta-www.army.mil
Address: Fort Greely, Alaska. [address: 501 Second St., #3110, APO AP 96508-3110]
Telephone: +1-907-873-4215
Fax: +1-907-873-1990
Year of foundation: 1949
Activities: Performs cold regions environment developmental tests and evaluations for the US Army Material Command. All types of equipment are tested including vehicles, weapons, clothing and individual equipment.

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US Army, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM)

Address: Natick, MA 01760
Telephone: +1-508-651-4865
Activities: Carries out research into the effects on humans of work in environmental extremes. Subjects studied include how performance is affected by cold, and the design of training and treatment programmes to prevent and treat cold-related injuries.

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US Board on Geographic Names

Address: 523 National Center, Reston, VA 22092
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: Responsible for coordinating geographical naming activities within the United States. Maintains the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database.
Publications: Country gazetteer series (1955-) [Antarctica (1969), Finland (1962), Iceland (1961), Norway (1963), Sweden (1963), USSR (1970)]; Decisions on Geographic Names in the United States (?-, ?); Foreign Names Decisions of the US Board on Geographic Names (?-, ?); Gazetteer of the Antarctic (1989)

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US Bureau of Indian Affairs

Website: www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html
Address: ANCSA Office, 1675 "C" St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-271-3695
Fax: +1-907-271-4083
Year of foundation: 1977
Activities: Responsible for investigating the eligibility of historical places and cemetery sites selected by the Alaska Native regional corporations created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), 1971.

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US Bureau of Land Management

Website: www.blm.gov/gis
Address: Arctic District Office, 1150 University Av., Fairbanks, AK 9970

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US Coast and Geodetic Survey

Publications: Pacific and Arctic coasts: Alaska, Cape Spences to Beaufort Sea (1964). (United States Coast Pilot 9)

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US Coast Guard (USCG)

Website: www.uscg.mil
Address: 2100 Second St. SW, Washington, DC 20593
Telephone: +1-202-267-1450
Fax: +1-202-267-4425
Activities: The <a href="http://www.uscg.mil/hq/atcmobil/popdiv/">Ice Operations Division</a> is responsible for managing the US Coast Guard's icebreaking facilities, oceanographic programmes, and the International Ice Patrol (IIP). Coast Guard icebreakers support US government and non-government research in the polar regions and assist with the annual resupply of Thule AFB Greenland. Iceberg data collected by the IIP is archived at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
Publications: Guide to U.S. polar icebreaker cruise reports (1985)

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US Department of State, Division of Polar Affairs OES/OA/PA

Address: Rm. 5801, 2201 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20520.
Telephone: +1-202-647-3262
Fax: +1-202-647-1106
Activities: Responsible for coordinating US international policy in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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US Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior.

Website: www.dos.state.pa.us
Year of foundation: 1879
Activities: Principal federal mapping agency, carrying out topographic as well as geological and resource mapping. The National Antarctic mapping centre is located at Reston. Publishes four main Antarctic topographic series at 1:50 000, 1:250 000, 1:500 000, and 1:1m.
Publications: Bulletin (1883-); Circular (1933-); Dictionary of Alaska place names; New Publications of the US Geological Survey (?-, 12pa); Professional Papers (1974-); Water Resources Investigations (?-); Water Supply Papers (1896-)
Notes:

Divisions and offices: - Alaska Biological Science Center; <a href="http://www.absc.usgs.gov/">website: www.absc.usgs.gov</a>;. - Alaska Office-Earth Science Information Centre (ESIC), 4230 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508; tel: +1-907-786-7011; fax: +1-907-786-7050. - Earth Science Information Centre, 507 National Center, Reston, VA 22092; tel: +1-703-648-6045; fax: +1-703-648-5548; e-mail: esicmail@usgs.gov . - Information Services, PO Box 25286, Bldg. 810, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225; tel: +1-303-202-4700; fax: +1-303-202-4693. - National Mapping Division, 516 National Center, Reston, VA 22092.

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US Navy, Antarctic Support Unit (NASU)

Address: PSC 467 Box 291, FRO AP 96531-2000 logistics centre: Operation Deep Freeze, Private Bag, Christchurch International Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-358-1402
Fax: +64-3-358-1409
Activities: Provides communications support for US stations in Antarctica, contracts and stores supplies, and offers other logistical support to US Navy and National Science Foundation Antarctic programmes.

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US Navy, Arctic Submarine Laboratory

Website: www.csp.navy.mil/asl
Address: Officer in Charge, SUBDEVRON FIVE DET ASL, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone: +1-619-553-0190
Fax: +1-619-553-097
Activities: A detachment of Submarine Development Squadron Five. Supports the deployment of US and British Royal Navy submarines to the Arctic. Provides Arctic-specific equipment installation, training, operational and underway support. Maintains an archive of environmental data collected by US submarines during Arctic deployments. Periodically establishes ice camps to support submarine deployments, classified and unclassified research.

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US Navy, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Website: www.nrl.navy.mil
Address: Polar Oceanography Branch, 72 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 03755
Telephone: +1-603-646-4593
Activities: Carries out research focusing on the remote sensing of sea ice, including the characterising of sea ice and studies of the physics of the snow/ice interface. Also carries out oceanographic and meteorological research in the polar regions, tactical and coastal oceanographic research, and research into engineering aspects of under-ice acoustics and naval systems performance in cold regions.

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US Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Website: www.onr.navy.mil
Address: 1800 North Quincy St., 1125 Arlington, VA 2221

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Utah Avalanche Forecast Center, PO Box 526246, Salt Lake City, UT 84152.

Telephone: +1-801-524-4030

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VECO Polar Resources (VPR)

Website: www.vecopolar.com
Activities: Logistics support provider to the National Science Foundation's Arctic Research Program.

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Wilderness Society

Website: www.wilderness.org
Address: 430 West 7th Av., Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone: +1-907-272-9453
Fax: +1-907-272-1670
Year of foundation: 1935
Activities: Non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, protecting America's prime forests, parks, rivers, deserts and shorelands, and fostering an American ethic.
Publications: Wilderness (1935-, 4pa)

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Wildlife Society

Website: www.wildlife.org
Address: 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 2081
Publications: Bulletin (?-, 4pa); Journal of Wildlife Management (1937-, 4pa); Wildlife Monographs (1958-)

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Website: www.whoi.edu
Address: Woods Hole, MA 02543
Telephone: +1-508-457-2000
Year of foundation: 1930
Publications: Oceanus (1952-, 2pa); Technical Report (?-)

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Yugtun Qaneryaramek Calivik [University of Alaska Fairbanks, Yup'ik Language Center (YLC)]

[University of Alaska Fairbanks, Yup'ik Language Center (YLC)]
Address: Kuskokwim Campus, PO Box 368, Bethel, AK 99559
Telephone: +1-907-543-4555
Fax: +1-907-543-4527
Year of foundation: 1969 [until 1978 named the Eskimo Language Workshop]
Activities: Teaching and research centre dedicated to the study, preservation and cultivation of the Central Yup'ik language.

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