SEARCH : Study of Environmental Arctic Change

Reports and Science Plans

2012 U.S. Arctic Observing Network Coordination Workshop Report

2012 U.S. Arctic Observing Network Coordination Workshop Report

Payne, J., D. Perovich, R. Shnoro, and H. Wiggins, eds., 2013: U.S. Arctic Observing Network Coordination Workshop Report. Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), Fairbanks, Alaska, 52pp.

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AON Design and Implementation (ADI) Task Force Final Report 2012

AON Design and Implementation (ADI) Task Force Final Report 2012

AON Design and Implementation Task Force. Designing, Optimizing, and Implementing an Arctic Observing Network (AON): A Report by the AON Design and Implementation (ADI) Task Force (2012). Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), Fairbanks, AK. 64 pp.

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2009 AON Status Report and Key Recommendations

Arctic Observing Network (AON): 2009 Status Report and Key Recommendations

Arctic Observing Network (AON): 2009 Status Report and Key Recommendations. Results from the Third AON PI Meeting; 30 November - 2 December 2009; Boulder, CO. 170 pp. (Released August 2010).

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Arctic Observation Integration: Workshops Report. 2008.

Arctic Observation Integration: Workshops Report. 2008.
Fairbanks, Alaska: SEARCH Project Office, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).

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Study of Environmental Arctic Change: Plans for Implementation During the International Polar Year and Beyond.

Study of Environmental Arctic Change: Plans for Implementation
Report of the SEARCH Implementation Workshop, May 23 - 25, 2005.

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Download Front Matter and Executive Summary (16 pages, 641K - PDF)

Download Front Matter and Executive Summary: A4 International Size (16 pages, 722K - PDF)

This report is a synthesis of community-wide planning discussions before, during and after the SEARCH Implementation Workshop, which was convened to establish priorities for the next steps of the implementation of SEARCH. The report is meant to serve as a point of reference for immediate planning in preparation for the International Polar Year and for an Arctic Observing Network, and also to provide a perspective on SEARCH beyond the immediate needs and priorities.

Proceedings of the SEARCH Open Science Meeting

Proceedings of the SEARCH Open Science Meeting
27-30 October 2003, Seattle, Washington.

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Download Front Matter and Session Summaries (33 pages, 770KB - PDF)

Download Front Matter and Session Summaries: A4 International Size (33 pages, 300KB - PDF)

These proceedings present the evidence of rapid environmental change in the Arctic discussed during the 2003 SEARCH Open Science Meeting.

SEARCH Brochure

SEARCH Brochure
SEARCH: The Study of Environmental Arctic Change: A four page brochure.

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SEARCH: The Study of Environmental Arctic Change, a brochure published by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. for the SEARCH Interagency Working Group and the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, is now available.

At the request of John Calder, head of the Arctic Research Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and through the Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research (CIFAR) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, ARCUS developed this short informational brochure to introduce the SEARCH program, a major new interagency arctic research effort, to a general audience.

Nine federal agencies with research interests and responsibilities in the Arctic will cooperate to carry out the SEARCH program. The SEARCH brochure is designed for use by agency representatives to present their research activities and the collaborative activities supported by SEARCH and to inform the public of the impact of SEARCH activities in assessing and understanding the scope of global climate change.

The brochure consists of four pages, featuring each agency's SEARCH activities and an overall description of the purpose, activities and plans for SEARCH. The brochure is available as a downloadable PDF from the ARCUS web site.

Other Reports and Science Plans

Various other reports and science plans, including the SEARCH Science Plan (2001) and the Implementation Strategy (2003) can be found by clicking here.