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

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Human Well-Being

Physical safety, food security, sea level, coastal erosion, community resiliency

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Drivers & Ecological Consequences

Changes to sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost, and life in the ocean & on land

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International Cooperation & Economic Decision-Making

Implications for local, regional, and international cooperation; business and economic impacts

News from SEARCH

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SEARCH announces new focus on co-production and call for nominations

By Athena Copenhaver | 4 October 2021

Three teams—each comprised of scientific, Indigenous, and decision-making experts—will synthesize the drivers and consequences of change, and make this understanding accessible to all. Nominations for team members are now being accepted.

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The Arctic Highlights Our Failure to Act in a Rapidly Changing World

By Athena Copenhaver | 29 March 2022

A diverse selection of Arctic experts released a study in the scientific journal Sustainability that holds up the Arctic as evidence of humanity’s “failure” to act on climate.  And while the Arctic might exemplify our failure to act on climate in a rapidly changing world, the Arctic also provides a vision for what rapid and…

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Innovations in how we work together can transform communities for the better

By Athena Copenhaver | 23 March 2022

With a global ocean increasingly stressed by the impacts of climate change, communities and decision makers need new understandings not only of climate change consequences, but also of how we can best work together to mitigate them.  In response to such a need, a new book published by Elsevier entitled Partnerships in Marine Research: Case…