APECS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), recognizing our shared interest in raising the profile of polar research and fostering early career researchers in the field. The MoU was signed by Dr. Robert Rich, the Director of ARCUS, and Dr. Gerlis Fugmann, the Executive Director of APECS.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) was formed in 1988 to identify and bring together the distributed human and facilities resources of the Arctic research community—to create a synergy for the Arctic in which each resource, when combined with others, can result in a strength that enables the community to rise to the many challenges facing the Arctic. ARCUS’s vision is to establish strong and productive linkages among international Arctic researchers, educators, communities, and other stakeholders that promote discovery and understanding of the Arctic and inform sound decisions related to the Arctic. ARCUS members join in a common purpose of advancing knowledge of the Arctic through science, technology, indigenous knowledge, and other forms of knowing; promoting the application of this knowledge to circumpolar Arctic problems; and addressing in concert those questions that require the collaborative skills and resources of scientists, engineers, indigenous knowledge holders, and others throughout the world.
APECS and ARCUS look forward to years of further collaboration.