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Polar Regional Ecosystems

Learn more about the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions.



The Arctic environment is changing at an unprecedented rate. The primary goal of the Arctic Research Program is to support and execute activities relevant to understanding the marine ecosystem during a period of rapid climate change.

Learn moreĀ about the Arctic


We conduct research to provide scientific advice supporting U.S. interests related to resource management by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, of which the United States is a member. Our research is mandated by the U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act of 1984.

Learn more about our research in the Antarctic

Last updated by Office of Science and Technology on January 23, 2018