The mission of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) is to maintain a world-class research center for unmanned aircraft systems, providing integration of unique payloads and supporting pathfinder missions within government and science communities, with a special emphasis on the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions.
The primary mission of the Alaska Climate Research Center (ACRC) is to respond to inquiries concerning the meteorology and climatology of Alaska from public, private and government agencies and from researchers around the world. The center provides services within the three-tiered system (state, regional and federal).
The Alaska Earthquake Center (AEC) is dedicated to reducing the impacts of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in Alaska. AEC provides definitive earthquake information to the public, emergency managers, scientists and engineers. This information is derived from the network of seismic monitoring stations AEC operates and monitors across the state.
The mission of the Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) is to make remote-sensing data accessible. ASF distributes remote-sensing data to scientific users around the world and promotes the advancement of remote sensing to support national and international Earth science research.
The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) is a consortium of public and private universities and nonprofit organizations that sponsors a broad range of programs to enhance teaching, research and educational outreach within aerospace, earth science and other NASA-related STEM disciplines throughout Alaska.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is a joint program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAFGI), and the State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (ADGGS). AVO was formed in 1988 and uses federal, state and university resources to monitor and study Alaska's hazardous volcanoes, predict and record eruptive activity, and mitigate volcanic hazards to life and property.
The Jack Townshend College International Geophysical Observatory (CIGO) is a network of eight state-of-the-art facilities that collect geomagnetic, seismic and geophysical data to support research at the Geophysical Institute, the International Arctic Research Center and the U.S. Geological Survey as well as other national and international organizations. The site is situated northwest of Smith Lake behind the UAF campus.
The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere. Operation of the research facility was transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Aug. 11, 2015, allowing HAARP to continue with exploration of ionospheric phenomenology via a land-use cooperative research and development agreement.
The Wilson Alaska Technical Center (WATC) was created to recognize the accomplishments and growing stature of nuclear treaty monitoring support programs at the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Establishment of the center provides the necessary structure, visibility and support to better serve our customers in nuclear treaty verification across the spectrum, from basic research to operations and maintenance.