The Navy's Arctic Submarine
Laboratory (ASL) is a Fleet Support Detachment of Commander, Submarine
Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC). ASL is the "Center of
Excellence" for arctic matters for the U.S. submarine force.
ASL is responsible for developing
and maintaining expertise in arctic specific skills, knowledge,
equipment, and procedures to enable the submarine force to safely and
effectively operate in the unique Arctic Ocean environment.
Arctic Roadmap - U.S. Navy