ArcSEES: Cumulative Effects of Arctic Oil Development — planning and designing for sustainability

The Arctic Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (ArcSEES) project seeks to devise a sustainable approach to assessing the cumulative effects of oil exploration through combining detailed ground studies, local community input, industry involvement, and an international perspective. The project approaches this in three ways: 1.) A case study of the cumulative effects of industrial infrastructure at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. 2.) An Arctic Infrastructure Action Group will bring the CE issues to greater prominence in the international Arctic research community. 3.) An education/outreach component to train students in Arctic systems and introduce them to the issues of industrial development and adaptive management approaches.


Publications and Data

Snow, thaw, temperature and borehole data from Colleen and Airport Sites & Quintillion fiber optic cable impacts (2016 Data Report)

  2016 Data Report


Get In Touch

The Alaska Geobotany Center is located on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Our office is located in room 252, on the second floor of the Arctic Health Research Building.

  • Address

    Institute of Arctic Biology
    311 Irving
    P.O. Box 757000
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    United States
  • Phone

    907 / 474-2459
  • Email

    Email AGC