Witness the Arctic

Volume 6
Number 1
13 July 1998

Distribution Date: 13 July 1998
Volume 6, Number 1

Feature Article

  • Past Environmental Change in the Arctic: A PALE Contribution to Arctic System Science

ARCSS Program Updates

  • New Science Plan Guides ARCSS Research

  • Ledbetter, Gilbert Awarded for Excellence

  • Workshop Confirms Significant Arctic Change

  • All-Hands Workshop Report

  • New ARCSS Science Plan Available

  • LAII Research Moves West

  • Global Change Biology Publishes ITEX Results

  • OAII Receiving Data from Beaufort Sea Pack Ice

  • RAISE Prospectus Available

  • PALE PI Meeting Sets Direction for the Next Three Years

  • Journal of Geophysical Research Publishes GISP2 and GRIP Research

National Science Foundation News

  • NSF Publishes Arctic Research Program Opportunities

  • New Proposal Dates

Capitol Updates

  • Arctic Science is Benefitting From Broad Collaboration

Arctic Policy News

  • International Collaboration for Arctic Logistics: Canada's Polar Continental Shelf Project

Polar Research Board

  • PRB Evaluates Arctic Natural Science Program

Arctic Research Commission

  • USARC Prepares Report to Guide Arctic Research Policy

Science News

  • SCICEX Launches Its Fourth Year of Arctic Ocean Studies

  • Newly Declassified Submarine Data Now Available

  • Healyand the Arctic Icebreaker Coordinating Committee

  • International Code of Safety for Ships in Polar Waters

  • Strategic Plan for Arctic Marine Science Underway

  • New Permafrost and Ground Ice Map of the Arctic

  • Nansen Arctic Drilling Program Defines Targets

  • The Future of Scientific Ocean Drilling

  • Program Coordinates Arctic Ice-Core Research and Data

  • Second ACSYS Science Meeting Held

  • IASC Meeting Engages Policymakers

  • Bering Sea Ecosystem Research Underway

  • Opportunities in Arctic Social Science

  • Arctic Social Science Conference--ICASS III

  • Toolik Field Station Expands to Year-Round Capabilities

  • Arctic Science Has Rich Opportuities to Engage Students

  • Science Teachers Gain Arctic Research Experience

  • Curriculum Resources on the Internet

Arctic Perspectives

  • Museums Can Be Educational Catalysts in the Arctic

Arctic Studies Center: Member Institution

  • Arctic Studies Center, Member Institution

  • Museum Training Seminars



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