Advertisement

AMBIO

, 40:824 | Cite as

State of the Arctic Conference 2010: International Perspectives on Progress of Research Responsive to Decision-Makers’ Information Needs

  • Hajo Eicken
  • Bruce Forbes
  • Helen Wiggins
Synopsis

A conference to Evaluate the State of the Arctic System

In 2003, the U.S. Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) hosted an international meeting to review evidence of system-wide Arctic environmental change. Since then, rate and extent of such change have increased and are impacting Arctic communities, ecosystems, and society at large. The State of the Arctic (SoA) Conference, held in spring of 2010, brought together over 400 participants from 16 countries, including representatives of indigenous organizations, to exchange new findings from research in a changing Arctic. Reflecting the close coupling between different components of the Arctic system, the international conference organizing committee grouped contributions into four themes: (1) Advances in Understanding the Arctic System, Including Human Dimensions, (2), Arctic Change—Rapid, System-Scale Changes and the Capability to Project Future States of the Arctic System Under Various Scenarios, (3) Linkages to the Earth...

Keywords

Arctic Council Intensive Observation Period Beaufort Gyre Arctic Community Arctic System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge the work of the SoA Organizing Committee under its Chair Peter Schlosser and the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., under Executive Director Susan Fox, in organizing the conference; funding was provided by the National Science Foundation and several additional sponsors (http://soa.arcus.org).

References

  1. Cohen, J., J. Foster, M. Barlow, K. Saito, and J. Jones. 2010. Winter 2009–2010: A case study of an extreme Arctic Oscillation event. Geophysical Research Letters 37: L17707. doi: 10.1029/2010GL044256.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Forbes, B.C., F. Stammler, T. Kumpula, N. Meschtyb, A. Pajunen, and E. Kaarlejärvi. 2009. High resilience in the Yamal-Nenets social-ecological system, West Siberian Arctic, Russia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 22041–22048.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Ford, J. 2010. Dangerous climate change and the importance of adaptation for the Arctic’s Inuit population. Environmental Research Letters 4: 1–9.Google Scholar
  4. Lovecraft, A.L., and H. Eicken 2011. in press. North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska’s changing social-ecological systems. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press.Google Scholar
  5. Murray, M.S., P. Schlosser, and J. Fahnestock. submitted. Increasing demand for and implementation of solution-oriented science: A transformation of Arctic research. AMBIO.Google Scholar
  6. Overland, J.E., and M.Y. Wang. 2010. Large-scale atmospheric circulation changes are associated with the recent loss of Arctic sea ice. Tellus Series A-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography 62: 1–9.Google Scholar
  7. Stroeve, J.C., J. Maslanik, M.C. Serreze, I. Rigor, W. Meier, and C. Fowler. 2011. Sea ice response to an extreme negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation during winter 2009/2010. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L02502. doi: 10.1029/2010GL045662.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysical Institute & International Arctic Research Center University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  2. 2.Arctic CentreUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  3. 3.Arctic Research Consortium of the United StatesFairbanksUSA

Personalised recommendations