Our Work

Who is the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), and what are we doing?

SEARCH is a complex collaboration of scientists, Indigenous People, and decision makers (from government and the private sector) synthesizing—across disciplines and knowledge systems—and sharing holistic understandings of the drivers and consequences of Arctic environmental change.

We are funded by the National Science Foundation to synthesize and communicate our findings with diverse audiences. Products will be shared in:

  • Science briefs published in Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research
  • Scientific publications
  • Presentations to academic, business, and community audiences
  • expert testimony before tribal, State, Federal, and international agencies

As of June 2022, we've formed three co-production teams.

Each team includes a balance of scientific, Indigenous, and decision-making experts who will synthesize and communicate drivers and consequences of environmental change in the Arctic. The teams will work together to make their findings available in diverse formats tailored to specific audiences. Learn more about current team members by visiting our People page.

What is co-production?

We use a recent definition of co-production of knowledge as "bringing together diverse groups to iteratively create new knowledge and practices." Please read our shared language if you are interested in learning more about some of our often referenced words, concepts, and definitions.

Interested in joining a co-production team or our Integration Group?

While all available co-production team seats are filled (as of 27 June 2022), we continue to accept nominations for teams and for our Integration Group on a rolling basis.

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Human Well-Being in the Changing Arctic Environment

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Drivers and Ecological Consequences of Arctic Environmental Change

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International Cooperation and Economic Decision-Making