Arctic Environment Research Center

About us

The Arctic Environment Research Center (AERC) was established in June 1990 at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) to promote sea ice study, oceanography, marine ecology, terrestrial ecology, atmospheric science, glaciology, and upper atmospheric science.

AERC is gathering and providing information on Arctic observation and arranging cooperative use of Arctic observation facilities.

News & Topics


Antarctic Research

Antarctic Research


Secrets of the Arctic

Antarctic Research


Arctic Region Download

Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II

Arctic Data archive System (ADS)

ArCS Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Project

Japan Consortium for Arctic Environmental Research

ISAR-7 / Seventh International Symposium on Arctic Research / 第7回 国際北極研究シンポジウム