May 14, 2018 - Wind turbines in Kodiak, Alaska. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)

Infrastructure design at high latitudes involves overcoming a number of challenges including floating ice and permafrost which are unique to Arctic environments. The Arctic-EDS project provides sophisticated and robust data to replace existing less-dynamic products, alongside state-of-the-art climate projections.

What we are doing

The Arctic-EDS provides

  • Decision support technologies
  • Vetted Arctic-focused data
  • Innovative projections for various climate change models
  • Decades of Arctic expertise and innovation

The project will support the U.S. Department of Defense, which maintains key infrastructure in the American Arctic including roads, bridges, tunnels buildings and harbors. It will also work hand-in-hand with the scientific community to guide, test and update the technology.

As a one-stop-shop for high quality Arctic engineering data the EDS will support scientists and engineers across the state of Alaska.

Project Details

SNAP Contact:  Scott Rupp

Project Status:  Ongoing


  • The engineering community