CNARC is open to participation from Chinese and Nordic institutes with capacities to influence and coordinate Arctic research.
Current member institutes of CNARC are as follows.
Nordic member institutes:
- Arctic Center, University of Lapland (Finland)
- Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Norway)
- Icelandic Center for Research (Iceland)
- Nord University
- Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Denmark)
- Norwegian Polar Institute (Norway)
- Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (Sweden)
- The Arctic University of Norway - UiT (Norway)
- The University of Akureyri (Iceland)
Chinese member institutes:
- Dalian Maritime University
- Ocean University of China
- Polar Research Institute of China
- Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Shanghai Ocean University
- South China Business College
- Tongji University
Applications to become a CNARC Member Institute shall be submitted to the CNARC Secretariat.