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Henry Huntington

Senior Officer, International Arctic, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Henry Huntington

Email: hhuntington@pewtrusts.org


Henry Huntington joined Pew in 2009 as the senior officer for the International Arctic.

Before this, Huntington worked as a consultant in environmental research and policy, reviewing the regulation of subsistence hunting in northern Alaska, documenting traditional ecological knowledge of beluga and bowhead whales, studying Inupiat Eskimo and Inuit knowledge and use of sea ice, and assessing the impacts of climate change on Arctic communities and marine mammals. Huntington has also worked as a researcher and writer on a number of international research programs, among them the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, the Program for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. He has written two books and numerous articles, and has been published in journals such as Polar Research, Marine Policy and Ecological Applications.

Huntington holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Princeton University and master’s and doctoral degrees in polar studies from the University of Cambridge.

Blog: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v478/n7368/full/478182a.html

News Room

  • New Report on Food Security in Northern Canada Cites Need to Protect Environment

    • Mar. 27, 2014
    • OtherResource

    A report on food security in northern Canada, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, highlights the importance of a healthy marine environment in sustaining traditional diets for Inuit and Aboriginal peoples, says Henry Huntington, The Pew Charitable Trusts' Arctic science director. More

  • Arctic Scientists Take On ‘Emerging Research Questions’

    • May. 9, 2013
    • MediaCoverage

    (Alaska Public Media) Environmental changes from climate warming are hitting the Arctic harder and faster than anyone predicted. This week, top Arctic scientists have been meeting in Anchorage looking for better ways to investigate and even track the changes and what they could mean. More

  • Arctic Infrastructure Needed for Resource Development and Delivery

    • Jan. 1, 2013
    • MediaCoverage

    (Alaska Business Monthly) Offshore drilling in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf became a reality when Royal Dutch Shell began drilling exploratory wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in summer 2012. More

  • Why Uncertainty Matters in Managing the Arctic Ecosystem

    • Dec. 6, 2012
    • Opinion

    (Alaksa Business Monthly) When it comes to energy and other development in the remote and challenging U.S. Arctic, science can be a particularly useful guide for making decisions. Part of the scientific process, after all, is taking into account not only what we know, but also what we don’t know – and leaving a healthy margin for error. More

  • Do We Know Enough to Ensure Safe Arctic Drilling?

    • May. 15, 2012
    • Opinion

    (New Scientist) For the oil and gas industry, the Arctic Ocean is the final frontier. Beneath the ocean floor lies an estimated 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil - about 13 per cent of the global total. As the sea ice retreats and traditional sources of hydrocarbons dwindle, the pressure to drill is becoming irresistible.


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