We bring together diverse experts to co-produce and share new understanding of the drivers and consequences of Arctic environmental change.

Human Well Being Team

Show how changes in the Arctic environment impact and influence physical safety, food security, community resilience, human health, well being, and relationships from local to global scales

Drivers & Ecological Consequences Team

Synthesize understanding of changes to sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost, and life in the ocean & on land; show how these changes impact Arctic people and broader society

International Cooperation & Economic Decision-Making Team

Share how Arctic environmental change influences local, regional, and international cooperation, businesses, and economies

Reading Group

Read and discuss Arctic-related essays, articles, and art; share and learn from diverse perspectives addressing environmental changes in the Arctic

Integration Group

Share information, integrate ideas and projects, and engage across Arctic communities, disciplines, cultures, and ways of knowing

News from SEARCH

Arctic Report Card 2022: Highlighting the consequences of rapid environmental Arctic change for people

By Athena Copenhaver | 13 December 2022

In a new essay, SEARCH highlights how people in the Arctic experience the combined effects of rapid environmental change. Weather, ecosystem and infrastructure disruptions, shifting animal movements, multi-faceted decision-making, and people’s ability to adapt and mitigate these changes are among the impacts discussed in this new essay. Forty-one Indigenous, scientific, and policy experts in SEARCH…

Questions? Ideas? Join the SEARCH Integration Group!

By Athena Copenhaver | 11 November 2022

As part of SEARCH’s ongoing contribution to integrating and connecting Arctic cultures, disciplines, and perspectives, we are hosting a recurring conversation known as the Integration Group.  Taking place every other month, the Integration Group comes together virtually to report highlights and milestones from within SEARCH, to share ideas, ask questions, and listen to pan-Arctic perspectives. …

Jackie Qatalina Schaeffer lights a seal oil lamp in Nome, Alaska. October 2022.

Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer promoted to Director of Climate Initiatives at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

By Athena Copenhaver | 1 November 2022

After six years of working with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) on community development, Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer has been promoted to Director of Climate Initiatives.  In her new position, Jackie will deepen her work with tribal, regional, and federal partners. Leveraging funding from NOAA, the program shares NOAA’s climate and equity priorities under…