Witness the Arctic

Volume 6
Number 2
5 February 1999

Distribution Date: 5 February 1999
Volume 6, Number 2

Feature Article

  • Team Pioneers All-Winter Research at Greenland Summit

ARCSS Overview

  • ARCSS Committee Advances Integration

  • ARCSS Educational CD-ROM Available

ARCSS Program Updates

  • LAII/ATLAS Collects Baseline Data to Bracket Transitions

  • The 9th Annual ITEX Meeting

  • OAII Completes the SHEBA Year

  • Study of the Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)

  • PALE Atlas Serves as Model for Circumarctic Syntheses

ARCSS Opportunities

  • Svalbard Offers Extensive Logistics Capabilities

  • Workshop Details Opportunities in Arctic Research

National Science Foundation News

  • The National Science Foundation's Role in the Arctic

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

  • USARC Advances International Cooperation

Polar Research Board

  • PRB Reviews NSF Arctic Natural Science Program

Capitol Updates

  • FY 1999 R&D Budget Recoups Losses of Previous Years

Arctic Policy News

  • Arctic Monitoring Program Summarizes Findings

Science News

  • Frostfire to Study Effects of Fire in Permafrost Regions

  • 400 Years of Arctic Sea-Ice Charts are Valuable Resource

  • UNOLS Arctic Icebreaker Coordinating Committee

  • Regional Change Surveys Cultivate New Participants

  • Agencies Shape Bering Sea Research

  • HARC Program Invites Proposals

  • Traditional Knowledge is Focus of Radionuclides Project

International Activities

  • IASC Promotes Science and Policy Interactions

  • AAAS Focuses on International Cooperation

  • Polar Libraries Colloquy Fosters International Links

  • NABO Sponsors International Northern Field School

  • University of the Arctic

  • MAB Northern Sciences Network Reviews Progress

  • Arctic River Discharge is the Focus of a New Science Plan

  • Science Education Program Engages Arctic Residents

  • K-12 Teachers Collaborate with Community Mentors

  • Native Educators Adopt and Endorse Cultural Standards

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