InteRFACE is an interdisciplinary project for the research of arctic coastal environments and includes many collaborators as listed below.


Cecilia Bitz, University of Washington

Jennifer Mackinnon (SCRIPPS)

Ken Tape, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Alex Petty, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the University of Maryland

Hisatomo Waga, IARC/UAF


Arctic Maritime Spill Response Modeling Working Group to determine outputs from sub ice models to better understand and define when oil is going to show up on a surface vs encapsulation vs enter water under ice.

CalTech, Michael Lamb, University of Southern California, Josh West, NSF, NNA: Developing capacity for planning and adapting to riverbank erosion and its consequences in the Yukon River Basin.

BOEM Landfast Ice Climatology: Andy Mahoney (UAF). Mission to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) is state-of-the-science Earth system model development and simulation project to investigate energy-relevant science using code optimized for DOE’s advanced computers.

Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) is a data repository for Earth and environmental science data. 

George Mason University, Elise Miller-Hooks:  NSF, NNA: Arctic impacts and reverberations of expanding global maritime trade routes 

High-Latitude Application and Testing of Earth System Models (HiLAT-RASM) applies high-performance multi-scale models and analyzes the results to better understand how changes in the high-latitude Earth system respond and contribute to global change.

IARPC Collaborations contains a member space where scientists and others involved in Arctic research can share knowledge and resources.

Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software IDEAS-Watersheds: Accelerating watershed science through a community-driven software ecosystem.

Integrated Coastal Modeling (ICoM) developing, evaluating, and applying a diverse set of modeling tools to systematically analyze coastal processes, hazards, and responses.

MSD-LIVE: The MultiSector Dynamics – Living, Intuitive, Value-adding Environment. MSD-LIVE is a flexible data and code management system. 

Next Generation Eccosystems Experiment: Arctic

Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) Arctic Advancing the predictive power of Earth system models through understanding of the structure and function of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency of the U.S. government that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”

As an executive branch agency within the Department of Defense, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) supports the President’s budget. ONR provides technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy.

Permafrost Coastal Systems Network (PerCS-Net) This international network of networks will develop protocols for quantifying and synthesizing information on the impacts occurring in coastal permafrost systems.

Funding for the InteRFACE project is provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Earth & Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD) Earth & Environmental System Modeling (EESM) and Data Management (DM) Programs. All three of the EESM program areas support InteRFACE. Read more at Sponsors.

US Department of Energy

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