U.S. Arctic Observing Coordination Workshop
20-22 March 2012
Captain Cook Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska

The workshop report is available here.

The overall goal of the U.S. Arctic Observing Coordination Workshop was to coordinate U.S. activities to observe and monitor the Arctic. The workshop was organized around Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) 5-Year Science Goals and Objectives focusing on sea ice, permafrost, land-ice, and society/policy.

Specific meeting outcomes included:

  1. Developing shared visions of a successful AON
  2. Identifying what is needed to accomplish that vision
  3. Identifying specific tasks and timelines for needed activities
  4. Identifying "showcase" projects for observing activities, with recommendations for short-term implementation (5 years or less), with identified task leads

The workshop was primarily funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Arctic Sciences with several co-sponsors and is organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS). The workshop brought together 104 participants (by invitation), with broad representation from arctic scientists; local, state and federal agencies; decision makers; data managers; and other stakeholders.

The following article about the workshop was published in the EOS journal under 'Meetings' section:

Donald Perovich, John Payne, and Hajo Eicken: Improving Coordination and Integration of Observations of Arctic Change, U.S. Arctic Observing Coordination Workshop; Anchorage, Alaska, 20-22 March 2012. EOS, Volume 93, No. 43, 23 October 2012, pages 425-436.

Click here to access the article. Please note that access to online article requires AGU membership or purchase.

For more information, contact Reija Shnoro (reija [at] arcus.org) or Helen Wiggins (helen [at] arcus.org), ARCUS.

Organizing Committee Members
Name Organization Email
John Payne, Workshop Co-chair North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) jpayne [at] blm.gov
Don Perovich, Workshop Co-chair U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) donald.k.perovich [at] usace.army.mil
Hajo Eicken Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Science Steering Committee Chair; U. of Alaska Fairbanks hajo.eicken [at] gi.alaska.edu
Mark Ivey Sandia National Laboratories Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program mdivey [at] sandia.gov
Martin Jeffries Office of Naval Research (ONR) Arctic and Global Prediction Program martin.jeffries [at] navy.mil
Erica Key, Ex-officio National Science Foundation, Program Director for Arctic Observing Network ekey [at] nsf.gov
Craig Lee SEARCH Observing Change Panel (OCP) Chair; U. of Washington craig [at] apl.washington.edu
Carl Markon U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) / Alaska Science Center markon [at] usgs.gov
Philip Martin Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (ALCC) philip_martin [at] fws.gov
Molly McCammon Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) mccammon [at] aoos.org
Jim Moore The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) jmoore [at] ucar.edu
James Partain National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Alaska Region Climate Services james.partain [at] noaa.gov
Jonathan Pundsack Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) / SEARCH Science Management Office jonathan [at] arcus.org
Craig Tweedie Univ. Texas El Paso ctweedie [at] utep.edu
Robert Winfree National Park Service (NPS) Regional Science Coordinator robert_winfree [at] nps.gov