The United Kingdom is a leading nation in Arctic research with over 70 universities and research centres that carry out work in the biological, physical, geological and social sciences. Understanding the pace of change in this region, including the local and global impact, is more important than ever.

This section aims to highlight the breadth and depth of UK Arctic Research with a searchable Projects Database  to come that will contain information about funded UK research projects from across the Arctic. We also highlight key international programmes with a high level of UK involvement, and include links to NERC’s two big Arctic programmes – the recently completed NERC Arctic Research Programme and the recently funded NERC Changing Arctic Ocean Programme. By identifying opportunities for international engagement and cooperation, we aim to further promote UK Arctic research at the hightest levels.