The mission of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is to:
- Understand basic geophysical processes governing the planet Earth, especially as they occur in or are relevant to Alaska;
- Train graduates and undergraduates to play leading scientific roles in tomorrow's society;
- Solve applied geophysical problems and develop related technologies of importance to the state and the nation;
- Satisfy the intellectual and technological needs of fellow Alaskans through public service.