We bring together diverse experts to co-produce and share new understanding of the drivers and consequences of environmental change in the Arctic.

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Human Well-Being

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

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Drivers & Ecological Consequences

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

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International Cooperation & Economic Decision-Making

Implications for local, regional, and international cooperation; business and economic impacts

News from SEARCH

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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…

‘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…