ARCSPIN Expedition to Arctic Alaska

Current Location

Fort Collins, Colorado

Travel to the frontline of climate change in far-north Alaska alongside a team of researchers who are investigating the relationship between melting permafrost and changes within clouds.


Hi, I'm Dr. Marina Nieto-Caballero. I joined the ARCSPIN Expedition as a researcher to study microbes in permafrost, water bodies and air. Let me show you what it is like to work in remote locations!


The ARCSPIN team is now safely home, and the work continues... we're processing over 200 samples from Arctic Alaska to test our research hypothesis. Thank you for joining this journey!

Field Notes

Hi, my name is Thomas, and after working with my Iñupiat colleagues in Utqiagvik, I've learned a lot about how local people in Arctic Alaska have found ways to adapt to the changing environment.


Expedition photographer/filmaker Rick Minnich shared these photos and short videos capturing some of the memorable moments from the ARCSPIN Expedition's fieldwork in and around Utqiagvik.