Arctic Strategic Transportation and Resource (ASTAR) Studies

The Arctic Strategic Transportation and Resources (ASTAR) project worked with North Slope communities and regional stakeholders to identify infrastructure development projects that offered the most cumulative benefit by prioritizing community and cultural connectivity, regional support, reduced cost of living and increased safety. The project was a collaborative effort initiated by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources in partnership with the North Slope Borough.

Based on cumulative benefits analysis, the ASTAR team selected three infrastructure projects for further evaluation. Analyses of Atqusuk-Utquagvik routing, Colville River crossing, and Utqiagvik-Atqasuk-Wainwright routing were conducted. The reports and data used for these studies are provided below.

Further description of the ASTAR project is also available using the link to ASTAR Methods or at the DNR ASTAR project website available from the link below.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics economy, environment, planningCadastre, structure, transportation
Primary Contact Jeff Bruno (
Primary Organization North Slope Borough
Other Organizations Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Resource Data, Inc.
Organization Types Industry and Consultants, Local, State
Geo-keywords North Slope
Created August 8, 2020, 02:15 (AKDT)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 22:10 (AKDT)