A DHS Science and Technology Center of Excellence



ADAC is hosted by the University of Alaska, with research conducted at UA campuses in Anchorage and Fairbanks as well across a growing network of academic and industry partners in the United States and Canada.

Vision: The DHS Center of Excellence, providing networked and mission-focused support to the U.S. Coast Guard (USGC) Operator in the High North. The vision includes efforts to transition ADAC into a National Center.

Mission: To develop and transition technology solutions, innovative products, and educational programs to improve situational awareness and crisis response capabilities related to maritime challenges posed by the dynamic Arctic environment.

Strategy: To advance knowledge in relevant science and technology through research and development in close collaboration with mission agencies’ end users. The Center also develops future leaders for the DHS enterprise through structured education programs.

ADAC’s principal customer: U.S. Coast Guard…in support of Arctic Search and Rescue, Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Response and Security missions.

ADAC works with an array of International, federal, state, local, tribal, industry, and academic partners to advance domain awareness of the Arctic region.


View Full Center Overview