Science Support

The Iñupiat people of the North Slope have a long history of providing support and knowledge to the scientific community. In 1992, UIC founded the 7,466-acre Barrow Environmental Observatory to conserve areas that have scientific value. 

UIC Science, a member of the UIC family of companies, handles all permitting for scientific-use and any questions can be directed to the contact listed below. UIC Science hires local Iñupiat staff members that are extremely knowledgeable about the arctic environment and helps scientists conducting research in the Arctic with their projects' logistical needs. From Arctic orientation and facilities planning to vehicle maintenance and bear hazing, UIC Science works to ensure researchers' needs are addressed. You can visit the Barrow Bulletin website to learn more about UMIAQ Science's Arctic logistics services.. 

Nagruk Harcharek, Operations Manager
(907) 852-7503
nagruk.harcharek@uicscience.com