UNH Arctic

Arctic landscape

UNH Arctic

The Arctic is on the front lines of climate change, with surface temperatures rising twice as fast as the global average, dramatic loss of mass in sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet and other glaciers, and rapidly thawing permafrost. Not only is a warming and thawing Arctic driving far-reaching impacts in Arctic ecosystems and social systems, changes in the Arctic have profound implications for the environment and social systems across the globe.

UNH Arctic aims to build a more vibrant and interdisciplinary network of Arctic researchers at UNH, increase UNH’s visibility within the national and international Arctic dialogue, and assist in the transition to more sustainable communities.

Researchers sampling in the Arctic

Research


UNH participates in field studies across the Arctic through diverse projects.

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UNH Student in the Arctic

Education


Excellence in interdisciplinary education and Arctic field training for future Arctic researchers and leaders.

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News and Events


UNH Arctic sponsors and participates in many Arctic focused event both locally and internationally.

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Recent Stories

Rocket launches into the green Northern Lights.

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

Rockets carrying UNH technology examine electrons that create aurora...

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Four people sit in a row boat on a lake surrounded by green vegetation.

Warming Waters

Warming Waters

UNH researchers studying methane-manufacturing bacteria in warming Arctic lakes...

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Aerial image of Abisko, Sweden, with lakes and green land near mountains.

Carbon Gatekeepers

Carbon Gatekeepers

Researchers receive $3.4M grant to study climate change in the Arctic...

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UNH Land Acknowledgement

As we all journey on the trail of life, we wish to acknowledge the spiritual and physical connection the Pennacook, Abenaki, and Wabanaki Peoples have maintained to N’dakinna (homeland) and the aki (land), nebi (water), olakwika (flora), and awaasak (fauna) which the University of New Hampshire community is honored to steward today. We also acknowledge the hardships they continue to endure after the loss of unceded homelands and champion the university’s responsibility to foster relationships and opportunities that strengthen the well-being of the Indigenous People who carry forward the traditions of their ancestors.