Dear Arctic Research Community,
Fieldwork is an important part of research to better understand the Arctic. The National Science Foundation and CPS are focused on ways to reduce the risk to researchers working in the field. Please click on the information below to learn more about past incidents to avoid future incidents.
- Polar Bear Encounter
- Wrist Injury from Fall
- Researcher Hyperextends Wrist
- Rolled Ankle
- Frostbite Injury
NSF’s goal is to update this information regularly to provide all who participate in Arctic research with an opportunity to review incidents and near misses and apply these lessons to keep ourselves and our colleagues safe. This is an outcome of the 2014 Arctic Field Safety Risk Management Workshop.
Arctic Research Support & Logistics Program Manager
National Science Foundation