Understanding Arctic Change Workshop

Understanding Arctic Change Workshop
29 September–1 October 2010
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Seattle, Washington

The National Science Foundation Division of Arctic Sciences funded this workshop to develop a white paper that:
(1) Identifies key unknowns and key science questions for understanding arctic system change, and
(2) Identifies the next steps in synthesis activities, methodologies, mechanisms, and approaches to address the identified key science questions.

The need for this white paper emerged from discussions within the multi-agency SEARCH program and the ARCSS program. These groups recognized a need for a guiding document from the science community on how to accelerate our understanding of the changing arctic system through scientific and organizational activities.

After the workshop, the white paper will be sent for broad community review and input. We expect the final product to be completed winter/spring 2011.

The workshop agenda and participant list can be found through the links at the top of the page.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Schimel [at] lifesci.ucsb.edu (Josh Schimel, University of California, Santa Barbara)

jwalsh [at] iarc.uaf.edu (John Walsh, University of Alaska Fairbanks)

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