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

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…

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…