Interdisciplinary Research

for Arctic Coastal Environments 

Sea Ice and
Ocean Dynamics

Advancing the representation of sea ice and Arctic ocean mixing for improved regional modeling in support of coastal change, marine biogeochemistry, shipping, and resource development analysis. Read more.


The marine biogeochemistry research team focuses on understanding how physical and geochemical characteristics of the coastal ocean control primary productivity. Read more.


Explore critical questions such as altered river fluxes from changes in permafrost and precipitation using integrated surface and groundwater modeling. Read more.


Quantifying coastal vulnerability due to erosion and flooding by modeling and examining rates and patterns of historical erosion. Read more.


Understanding the coupled societal, economic, and environmental changes that will influence communities in Northern Alaska and the greater Arctic under a changing climate. Read more.


Coupling earth system and human research to evaluate local to global environmental, economic, and societal controls on evolving Arctic marine and energy resources. Read more.


Research on how environmental and economic drivers will alter the flow of goods and connectivity of human populations in response to a changing Arctic and globe. Read more.


The development and operation of the Arctic Data Collaborative for research and resource management for Arctic sciences. Read more.


Tracking the big melt

Los Alamos and Oak Ridge scientists lead a DOE supercomputing effort to model the complex interactions affecting climate change in Arctic coastal regions.


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US Department of Energy

InteRFACE is a multi-institution project funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.