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Sharing knowledge and establishing professional networks related to energy resources for remote Arctic communities.

ARENA Brochure

Download our brochure overviewing the ARENA program.

News & Announcements

*Corvid-19 Update*

  • Interviews are underway. We are continuing with interviews and will inform all candidates early-mid April 2020.
  • We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and travel advisories and bans, and have begun to consider options if travel is not possible late May.
  • The Steering Committee is convening March 31st to discuss options, and at that time will decide if and what alternative option(s) to pursue, or whether to meet again in upcoming weeks as information changes.
  • We have a great curriculum planned, but the health and safety of people and communities are paramount.

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Thoughts from 2017 Participants

  • “ARENA has helped us a lot to move our project forward and have resources for our questions. Throughout the way, I’ve been able to draw from folks in the group and my own energy literacy.”

    ARENA participant, Yukon Territory, Canada
  • “The biggest benefit of ARENA was being a part of a diverse co-hort. Meeting peers from across the Arctic and traveling together built lasting connections that continue to inform my work today – perhaps more so now than ever.”

    ARENA Participant, Alaska, United States
  • “The site visits enabled us to appreciate the commonalities as well as the differences between our regions, to get to know each other, our strengths and our interests, and to develop lasting friendships that are much more than professional networking. These friendships have already borne fruit.”

    ARENA participant, Ontario, Canada
  • “ARENA gave me the knowledge and confidence to successfully apply for a grant, and a network of peers to call with specific project and administration questions. Connections to ARENA participants helped catalyze this and other projects. I would not have been successful without ARENA.”

    ARENA participant, Alaska, United States