ArcticNet and Arctic Research Foundation sign MoU
ArcticNet is pleased to announce this partnership of many to further Arctic science: We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arctic Research Foundation (ARF). This MoU between ArcticNet and ARF will promote northern research and culture while supporting the exchange of knowledge and fostering the creation of synergies in Arctic research between researchers, institutions, communities, governments, and the private sector.
The MoU was signed on April 8th, 2022.
“ArcticNet is excited to continue working with Arctic Research Foundation, to co-develop research initiatives which address local to regional concerns and facilitate access to the North’s research infrastructure. Our combined efforts aim to expand research opportunities, unleash local capacity, and respond to the pressing issues facing a changing Arctic” – Christine Barnard, ArcticNet Executive Director
“The Arctic Research Foundation is thrilled to deepen our relationship with ArcticNet. This partnership will help provide necessary infrastructure, create more effective community-led science initiatives, and conduct crucial research within a co-generation of knowledge framework that puts the needs of Arctic Communities first, while increasing our understanding of – and our ability to respond to – accelerating changes in the North.” – Tom Henheffer, Chief Operating Officer, Arctic Research Foundation.
Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) is a private, non-profit organization creating a new kind of scientific infrastructure for the Canadian Arctic, through their operation of efficient, cutting-edge research vessels and self-powered mobile labs. ARF coordinates and catalyzes scientific, cultural and economic research in the Arctic. They partner with governments, universities and other research institutions that require access to innovative infrastructure to conduct program initiatives in the Arctic. They build relationships with Arctic Indigenous Peoples to advance the understanding of the region with traditional knowledge. ARF is the proud host of Arctic Focus, a collaborative, online platform where Arctic explorers, researchers and communities converge to share stories of the Arctic. At Arctic Focus, ARF and its partners share perspectives about the most critical, understudied and unknown regions of the North directly from the people who are on the ground (or at sea!).