ARCUS announces the release of "Opportunities for Collaboration Between
the United States and Norway in Arctic Research: A Workshop Report." The
report is available on request through ARCUS: phone (907) 474-1600, fax
(907) 474-1604, or e-mail email@example.com, or you may download an
electronic copy from the ARCUS web site at http://www.arcus.org.
In August 1999, representatives from the U.S. and Norwegian research
community met in Svalbard to discuss a range of possibilities for
enhanced collaborative research. This workshop was initiated to increase
U.S.-Norwegian collaborations in arctic research and promote
collaborative development and use of research infrastructure. Workshop
participants discussed research needs and priorities and developed
recommendations for potential collaboration on research in the Arctic,
emphasizing Svalbard as a research platform.
Reports from working groups in the areas of upper and lower atmosphere,
oceanography and geophysics, paleoenvironmental research, and biology
were combined with input from social scientists and from the larger
arctic research community to develop "Opportunities for Collaboration
Between the United States and Norway in Arctic Research." Drafts of this
document were circulated for community review. The editors thank all who
contributed to this report for their suggestions and participation in
this important arctic research community effort.