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Informing decisions in and about the Arctic

By brendanpkelly | 6 June 2022

Scientists, Indigenous experts, and leaders from governments and commerce are meeting in Anchorage this week to forge new ways of informing decisions in and about the Arctic. Rapid warming is changing the Arctic with pronounced consequences for people in and beyond the region. Decisions made at local, regional, and global scales need to be informed…

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‘Nangaghneghput – our way of life,’ by Vera Kingeekuk Metcalf published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

By Athena Copenhaver | 15 October 2021

“Siku, sea ice, remains the most real and powerful presence in our relationship with our world in the Arctic,” writes Vera Kingeekuk Metcalf in her latest article for peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vera serves as the Director of the Eskimo Walrus Commission and co-chairs the SEARCH co-production team dedicated to understanding…

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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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ACCAP webinar: “Co-producing understanding of drivers and consequences of Arctic change”

By brendanpkelly | 22 September 2021

Webinar date: 5 October 2021 @ 10:00 am AKDT — We will introduce our team leaders, describe our approach, and seek participation of Indigenous, scientific, and decision-making experts.

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SEARCH’s Arctic Answers published in Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

By brendanpkelly | 22 September 2021

To promote an understanding of the science underlying climate change impacts in the Arctic, the journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research (AAAR), published by the University of Colorado Boulder, is teaming up with SEARCH to release a series of short articles called “Arctic Answers.”

SEARCH assistant director’s novel earns spot on Yale Climate Connections summer reading list

By brendanpkelly | 20 June 2022

Curated by The George Washington University professor Michael Svoboda, Ph.D., this ‘climate-aware’ summer reading list from Yale Climate Connections features the latest writing from household names such as Margaret Atwood and Bill McKibben. Included on the list is SEARCH Assistant Director Athena Copenhaver’s debut novel My Days of Dark Green Euphoria, published by Ashland Creek…

Aerial image of partially submerged icebergs in teal water so dark it's almost black.

Informing decisions in and about the Arctic

By brendanpkelly | 6 June 2022

Scientists, Indigenous experts, and leaders from governments and commerce are meeting in Anchorage this week to forge new ways of informing decisions in and about the Arctic. Rapid warming is changing the Arctic with pronounced consequences for people in and beyond the region. Decisions made at local, regional, and global scales need to be informed…

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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…

Join us at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting!

By Athena Copenhaver | 10 December 2021

Next week (13-17 Dec 2021) SEARCH will be attending the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in New Orleans. You can find us in person at the following events—we hope to see you there!  Monday, 13 Dec 2021, 8am Central Time – Convention Center – Room 298-299: “Complex Collaboration for Understanding Drivers and Consequences of Arctic…