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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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.

‘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…