SEARCH is a complex collaboration of 50 Indigenous Knowledge holders, scientists, & decision makers co-producing solutions to problems that people face as the Arctic environment changes rapidly. We operate with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs. Our premise is that meeting the profound challenges of rapid environmental change requires decisions informed…Read full story
At this year’s Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage, SEARCH team members explored the Meaning of Melt.
With 11 different voices speaking on the meaning of melt—and with audience members welcomed to share their own thoughts—we centered what the loss of sea ice means for Indigenous people, scientists, artists, policy makers, and moreRead full story
Co-chair of the Human Well Being team Jackie Qataliña Schaeffer spoke with multiple news outlets about the importance of the 2022 Arctic Report Card. To read all the original stories click the links below or check out our “In the News” page to see the running coverage. Questions? Media inquiries? Please reach out to Athena…Read full story
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…Read full story