Arctic (IMAGE) Office of Naval Research Caption Researchers prepare to drop a buoy into the Arctic Ocean. Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research have traveled to the region to study the changing environment-and provide new tools to help the US Navy operate in a once-inaccessible area. Credit (Photo courtesy of Jim Thomson from the University of Washington/Applied Physics Laboratory) Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.