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.