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San Francisco Marriott Marquis Foothill E - 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 and online for live event streaming

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) will hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday, 12 December, from 12:30 p.m until 1:30 p.m. PT during the AGU Fall Meeting in the Foothill E room of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel. The event will also be live-streamed for online participation.

At this open Town Hall, SEARCH leadership will discuss how researchers, agencies, and stakeholders can contribute to and participate in SEARCH’s “Permafrost”, “Sea Ice”, and “Land Ice” activities; help steer the work of new cross-disciplinary working groups on coastal resilience and Arctic scenarios; and introduce SEARCH’s new “Knowledge Pyramids.” SEARCH is constructing Knowledge Pyramids to make scientific knowledge available on-line to decision makers, journalists, students, and scientists in diverse fields. Each knowledge pyramid answers a specific question about environmental change in the Arctic through tiers of increasing detail. The top of the pyramid provides—in accessible language—a succinct synopsis of what we know about the question in the form of a 1–2 page brief suitable for policymakers. Published reports back up the brief in lower tiers. The second tier down contains summaries more detailed than the brief; below that are published conceptual and technical syntheses; and, finally, the base of the pyramid is made of detailed technical reports focused on specific details—the scientific building blocks.

Broad participation enhances SEARCH’s success and we invite everyone interested in the Arctic to learn more about becoming part of our community at this event. Light refreshments will be provided. Students and early career investigators are encouraged to participate.

In addition to the in-person event, an online webinar stream will be available for those not attending AGU. To join via an online participant, please register at:

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