Co-Production Teams

SEARCH needs your Arctic expertise to communicate understanding of change in this vast region. Consider serving on a co-production team!

Call for nominations

SEARCH seeks nominations of scientific, Indigenous, and decision-making experts to serve on co-production teams. Each team will include a balanced mix of scientific, Indigenous, and decision-making experts.

These experts will co-produce syntheses of a changing Arctic, and make this understanding accessible to all.

SEARCH is funded by the National Science Foundation to co-produce and share syntheses that can inform decisions in communities, governments, and commerce.

Team members should be:

  • Expert.  Demonstrate scientific, Indigenous, and/or decision-making expertise about the Arctic environment.
  • Able to synthesize.  Recognize the value of creating and sharing syntheses (defined as “combining diverse conceptions into a coherent whole”).
  • Collaborative and respectful.  Commit to working for the next 4-5 years in diverse groups to create new knowledge and practices.
  • Available.  Attend monthly remote meetings and at least one in-person meeting each year.

Travel support for team meetings will be provided. Indigenous participants are also eligible to apply for technical support and stipends for meeting days.

Nominations will be reviewed starting on 15 November 2021. Successful nominees will be contacted in mid-December. Successful nominees will join one of three co-production teams.

How to nominate yourself or someone else for a team

You can either:

For more information, contact:

Team descriptions and co-chairs

red boat in ocean

Drivers and Consequences of Arctic Environmental Change

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


man tossing fishing line from boat

Human Well-Being in the Changing Arctic Environment

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


cairn made of ice

Geopolitical & Economic Stability in the Changing Arctic Environment

Risks of military/territorial conflict, resource competition, infrastructure damage, migration.