Polar Palooza - North
Richard GlennRichard Glenn
Barrow Arctic Science Consortium

Richard Glenn is a resident of Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost community in the United States. He is a scientist, whaling captain, community leader, businessman and an important voice for Alaska's Inupiat population. Richard received his Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and his Masters Degree in Science at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and has special expertise in resource development in an Arctic setting, and is well-versed in on and offshore Arctic geologic processes.

As President of the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the community and scientists together in the service of research and education and previously as Director of the North Slope Borough Department of Energy Management, Richard has been involved with two of our nation's most pressing issues: energy and climate change. Richard is also Vice President of Lands for the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ("ASRC"), the Alaska Native-owned regional corporation representing more than eight thousand Inupiat Eskimos of Alaska's North Slope. The shareholders of ASRC own surface and subsurface title to nearly five million acres of Alaskan North Slope lands with oil, gas, coal and mineral resources.

Richard has twice been appointed by the President to the United States Arctic Research Commission and has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ilisagvik College. He also serves as co-captain of the Savik Ahmaogak subsistence whaling crew, is a member of the Suurimmaaniichuat Eskimo dance group and a budding rock-and-roll keyboardist.

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