Witness the Arctic

Volume 5
Number 2
26 September 1997

Distribution Date: 26 September 1997
Volume 5, Number 2

Feature Article

  • Researchers and Residents Celebrate Long Collaboration

  • Barrow's Environmental Observatory and Arctic Science Consortium

ARCSS Program Updates

  • ARCSS Research Opens New Areas for Inquiry

  • Russian and American Researchers Draft Guide for Arctic Shelf-Land Studies

  • OAII Launches the Year-Long SHEBA Field Experiment

  • LAII Researchers Synthesizing Insights and Results

  • ITEX Extends Long-Term Research in the BEO

  • PALE Contributes to Circumpolar Data Sets

  • GISP2 Community Sets Sights on New Arctic Cores

National Science Foundation News

  • NSF Acquisitions Support Year-Round Access in Greenland

  • NSF Seeks GLOBE Proposals Engaging Students in Science

  • John Hunts Becomes Acting Director of NSF Office of Polar Programs

  • NSF Adopts New Proposal-Review Criteria

  • New Dates for Arctic Program Proposals

  • New NSF Proposal Guidelines Published

  • NSF Offers Interdisciplinary Funding Opportunities

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

  • USARC Conducts Science Planning for International Center

Polar Research Board

  • PRB Hosts Researchers to Focus NOAA's Arctic Initiative

Capitol Updates

  • Arctic Residents and Researchers Exemplify Collaboration

Arctic Policy News

  • Arctic Monitoring Program Summarizes Findings

Science News

  • Arctic Logistics Report Cites Access, Health, Collaboration

  • Workshop on the Study of Arctic Ocean Change

  • Arctic Chair at Office of Naval Research Builds on 20 Years

  • 25 Years of Arctic Sub Bathymetric Data Declassified

  • Recipients as Researchers: Villages Evaluate Services

  • Partnership Formed to Develop Indigenous Curricula

  • Barrow Hosts Science Education Assembly

  • Arctic Social Sciences Workshop to Develop Science Plan

  • Korsmo Becomes New Arctic Social Sciences Program Manager at NSF

  • Alaska Native Science Commission Installs Seven

  • NOAA Arctic Research Initiative Extends into 1998

  • Regional Surveys Assess Change

International Activities

  • NOAA Funds Comprehensive Bering Sea Database

  • Conference to Focus on Culture, Ethics, Self-Determination

  • New IASC Director

  • International Program in Global Change Prediction Opens

Calendar and Publications

President's Note


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