Climate change in the Arctic and Boreal region is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth, resulting in reduced Arctic sea ice, thawing of permafrost soils, decomposition of long- frozen organic matter, widespread changes to lakes, rivers, coastlines, and alterations of ecosystem structure and function. NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program is in the process of planning a major field campaign, the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), which will take place in Alaska and western Canada during the next 5 to 8 years. ABoVE will seek a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to this changing environment.
- Final Report on the Workshop on Future Directions for Arctic Research Logistics: Increasing Arctic Accessibility Over the Next Twenty Years [PDF]
- 2014 Relevant AGU Sessions
- "NASA wants to hear from Northerners"
Interview with Sandi Coleman, host of The New Day, CBC Radio Yukon Go to Recording
Posted: May 8, 2014
- The Arctic in the Anthropocene: New Report from the National Academy of Science Overview
Posted April 30, 2014
- Belmont Forum Call for Proposals: Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability
- ROSES 2014 Released
- NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program has announced the selection of a scoping study for an coastal ocean field campaign compatible with ABoVE Overview
Posted Nov. 15, 2013