Students are among the beneficiaries of the UW’s deep polar expertise, which is highlighted in the collaborative and new Future of Ice Initiative made up of multiple units across campus. The Initiative represents a commitment by the University to invest in knowledge about the polar regions, and provide a framework through which to foster collaborative partnerships with stakeholders at high latitudes. A major focus is on the intersection of the challenges posed by climate change, new economic pressures, and rapid social and political disruption.

Meet some of the students engaged in the Initiative, and learn about their fascinating research in a story on the UW Office of Global Affairs website.