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

Human Well Being Team

Show how changes in the Arctic environment impact and influence physical safety, food security, community resilience, human health, well being, and relationships from local to global scales

Drivers & Ecological Consequences Team

Synthesize understanding of changes to sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost, and life in the ocean & on land; show how these changes impact Arctic people and broader society

International Cooperation & Economic Decision-Making Team

Share how Arctic environmental change influences local, regional, and international cooperation, businesses, and economies

Reading Group

Read and discuss Arctic-related essays, articles, and art; share and learn from diverse perspectives addressing environmental changes in the Arctic

Integration Group

Share information, integrate ideas and projects, and engage across Arctic communities, disciplines, cultures, and ways of knowing

News from SEARCH

Arctic Report Card 2022: Highlighting the consequences of rapid environmental Arctic change for people

By Athena Copenhaver | 13 December 2022

In a new essay, SEARCH highlights how people in the Arctic experience the combined effects of rapid environmental change. Weather, ecosystem and infrastructure disruptions, shifting animal movements, multi-faceted decision-making, and people’s ability to adapt and mitigate these changes are among the impacts discussed in this new essay. Forty-one Indigenous, scientific, and policy experts in SEARCH…

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…