2003 ARCSS Synthesis Retreat
The first ARCSS Synthesis Retreat was held 10-16 August 2003 at Big Sky, Montana. The retreat's goal was to begin distilling and integrating current knowledge into a more holistic perspective of the arctic system. The 30 participants represented a diverse array of disciplines. Retreat discussions, largely participant driven, ranged from debates about defining the arctic system and its major components, to analyses of the relationships between these components.