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Applied Environmental Research Center
Providing public land managers with University of Alaska environmental expertise and research capability
Who is AERC?
AERC was established January 2014 and is entirely self-supporting. In our first 7 months of activity, we successfully leveraged more than $800,000 in external contracts and we exceeded $1 million in the next quarter. Based on our managed startup plan, we intentionally have accepted only a small number of task orders in order to build staff and institutional infrastructure. We anticipate significant growth of projects within the next year as we achieve capacity targets.
The Applied Environmental Research Center (AERC) is one of 8 centers of the UAA Business Enterprise Institute (UAA BEI). The AERC mission is to collect, analyze and apply environmental, natural and cultural resource data for optimal management of public lands. Our current scope of work includes active and formerly used defense sites in Alaska, Hawai'i, Japan, Korea and the Pacific Islands. We anticipate broadening services and activities to include other public land owners and managers.
AERC provides technical assistance as well as applied research, including:
Our innovative business model and streamlined internal structure uniquely positions the University of Alaska as a service broker for environmental expertise and research capability. Ultimately, AERC will diversify its clients to include other federal, state and private sector organizations and firms.
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AERC is an Alaska-based center with projects throughout the Pacific, including Wake Island.