The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) is a U.S. program with a mission to provide a foundation of Arctic change science through collaboration with the research community, funding agencies, and other stakeholders.
To achieve this mission, SEARCH:
- Generates and synthesizes research findings and promotes Arctic science and scientific discovery across disciplines and among agencies.
- Identifies emerging issues in Arctic environmental change.
- Provides scientific information to Arctic stakeholders, policy-makers, and the public to help them understand and respond to Arctic environmental change.
- Facilitates research activities across local-to-global scales, with an emphasis on addressing needs of decision-makers.
- Collaborates with national and international science programs integral to SEARCH goals.
Arctic Observing Meeting
The Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting will be held 17-19 November 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The open meeting will focus on Arctic observing science achievements and collaboration opportunities.
SEARCH at AGU 2015
SEARCH will be very active at the December 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, with sessions, workshops, and other events.
The SEARCH "Sea Ice" Action Team announces a Union session with the Polar Research Board at the AGU Fall Meeting, entitled "Global Eyes on the New Arctic: Impacts of Rapid Warming on Ecosystems, Society, and Policy."
The "Permafrost" Action Team will host the Annual Meeting of the Permafrost Carbon Network in December, prior to the AGU Fall Meeting.
The SEARCH "Land Ice" Action Team is organizing a workshop in December, prior to the AGU Fall Meeting, to establish a Greenland Ice Sheet/Ocean observing system.