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…

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…