<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">T</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">he Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) requests public comment on the draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 (Five-Year Plan). The Five Year Plan describes research priorities that are expected to benefit from interagency collaboration. It will be published by the Office of Science and Te</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">chnology Policy in late 2016. The Five-Year Plan and additional information is available at </span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001wYH9hzRldV0HNY7E77B6kqeHvcHExRg0WD1DDXztCdmV5GTu9QyqUtDlK9Kivui0O3I6p3LlSLiAabxJLtdzUs0mEqaGIG3tKG5WS2lPmAWAEfkUFMSI-3SnOlwRLy7Coia6UXuO055YvhKLhqNAZ8jJagU8tpGnQqcEuE2HwmXSktfb2jNAxw==&c=orIlsCCcsY12RK7gND7unWAaO9m3shh8YqL5RukC8Vw3SmlCRnewFg==&ch=j6ctbXI6VFCblzkqSvHpL1YiEyu6Gxo4hchvKlZMHT1P98soKpk0Aw==" linktype="1" alt="https://review.globalchange.gov/" target="_blank" style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 255);" class="">https://review.globalchange.gov/</a><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">, where public comments may be submitted between </span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">July 26 and August 21</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">. Chapter authors will be available to answer questions during a webinar on </span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">August 3 at 3pm EDT</span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;" class="">. More information about IARPC, the Five Year Plan and the webinar is available at: </span><font color="#0000ff" face="Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2" class=""><a href="http://bit.ly/IARPCplan17" class="">bit.ly/IARPCplan17</a></font>. Please direct questions to Sandy Starkweather at <a href="mailto:sandy@usgcrp.gov" class="">sandy@usgcrp.gov</a>. <span style="font-size: medium; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" class=""> </span><br class=""><div class="">
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