Photo / NIPR
Photo / NIPR
Photo / NIPR
Photo / NIPR


December 21, 2020
Press Release: Delayed Arctic ice advance tracked back to atmospheric conditions near Alaska months prior ~Unusual conditions in 2018 analyzed to improve Arctic sea ice forecast~
November 30. 2020
ArCS II project booklet is issued. (PDF)
November 10. 2020
Press Release: Quantitative Analysis of the Impact of Riverine Heat on Declining Arctic Sea Ice and Atmospheric Warming: Increasing Riverine Heat Triggers the Arctic Warming
October 6. 2020
[CLOSED] Second Recruitment of Participants in ArCS II Overseas Fellowship Program for 2020
September 14. 2020
Arctic Sea Ice Forecast 2020 - Almost exactly predicted the Northern Sea Route opening date-

In June 2020, the ‘Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II (ArCS II), the project funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan (MEXT), has been launched. The Project is jointly managed by the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and Hokkaido University (Hokkaido Univ.).

The Arctic from the space