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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…

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…

Going beyond ‘one discipline, one geography, and one system of knowing’

By Athena Copenhaver | 10 December 2021

Thanks to marine science technical lead at Stantec, Inc. Dr. Francis Wiese, news of SEARCH’s latest phase has reached the Pacific Northwest business community through a number of media outlets.  For Informed Infrastructure magazine, Francis shares some of what SEARCH will accomplish with National Science Foundation funding:  “We put forward a new approach to co-design…

‘Full understanding of Arctic changes requires equitable, inclusive approach’ – SEARCH voices on KUAC Radio

By Athena Copenhaver | 10 December 2021

“We have seen more walruses hauling out on land,” says Vera Kingeekuk Metcalf in her interview with journalist Mary Auld for KUAC radio. “And we have seen some of our hunters traveling out farther to find good ice. The Arctic is home to us and we are not going anywhere.”   Mary Auld talked over Zoom…

Addressing the rapidly changing Arctic in meaningful ways

By Athena Copenhaver | 10 December 2021

“A local hunter can notice walruses on land before a biologist can finish studying thinning ice,” writes Alena Naiden for The Arctic Sounder. “And a family whose house was washed away by ocean storms needs solutions for climate change quicker than 2030.” This front page news story begins by noting the urgency of environmental change…

Arctic Answers fill knowledge gaps with plain language expertise

By Athena Copenhaver | 21 October 2021

If you’ve found yourself pondering, for example, how does land motion influence sea level rise? Or, how fast is sea level rising? Or even, how does diminishing Arctic sea ice influence coastal communities? Then Arctic Answers is for you. A collaboration between SEARCH and the journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Arctic Answers provides accessible…

SEARCH contributes Arctic expertise to Wilson Center’s new book, “Navigating the Arctic’s 7 Cs”

By Athena Copenhaver | 21 October 2021

In the opening chapter of this new book, published October 2021, SEARCH contributor Elizabeth Francis and director Brendan Kelly take readers on a journey through our changing Arctic climate. Together they illustrate in accessible language the history of our global climate, the unprecedented changes we’re witnessing today, and the cascading impacts on human communities and…

‘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.”