UMIAQ: Diversified Development and Support Services in the Arctic

UMIAQ is a member of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) family of companies. UMIAQ provides resource development services, design, consulting, logistics and science support while understanding the politics, culture, land use issues, regulations and environmental conditions related to industrial and community development in the arctic and subarctic Alaska. These services include architecture, engineering, regulatory planning, stakeholder relations, surveying, geospatial analysis, response planning and operations, onshore and offshore spill prevention, arctic science support, logistics, local traditional knowledge and full-service camps. UMIAQ works to ensure project needs are safely and successfully met.

UMIAQ assists visiting scientists from all over the world conducting research in the Arctic. With arctic orientation, project planning, lodging, transportation, laboratory space to bear guarding and field safety. UMIAQ ensures the researchers project objectives are met professionally and safely (photos attached). Managed by UMIAQ, the Barrow Arctic Research Center (photo attached) offers a variety of laboratory spaces, freezers, office and conference room areas, internet, workshop and cargo shipping/receiving capabilities.

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Author: Ann Northcutt

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