ARCSS Program | Community Planning
A Good ARCSS Project:
(Either an individual proposal or set of proposals):
- Demonstrates explicitly how the components,
interactions, or processes being studied drive the
- WHY: ARCSS science plan is about system behavior.
- Explicitly incorporates
synthesis into the design of the project (as an
intrinsic part of the project). Individual components
of a project must be closely integrated with each
other, as well as other ARCSS projects. While it is
understood that projects may tackle only parts of the
arctic system, their relevance in contributing to a
fuller system view must be clearly articulated.
Linkages and coordination with other ARCSS projects
should be demonstrated.
- WHY: All ARCSS projects have a common goal - to understand the arctic system. This requires integration and teamwork.
- Has the broadest and/or most significant impact
on understanding the arctic and earth system.
- WHY: Limited resources force us to!
- Includes innovative (or tried and true)
approaches for data management and transfer,
including value-added products
- WHY: Documented legacy data maximizes benefit of the research to NSF and to community; links together observations, modeling, process studies, and people.
Click here to view the diagram of the ARCSS Planning Process