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.
- The US Global Change Research Program's Annual Report to Congress 'Our Changing Planet FY 2016' was transmitted to Congress and is now publicly available.
- Submitted proposals for the ABoVE Field Campaign are under review. Go to Solicitation Announcement
Posted: March 26, 2015
- AGU 2014 Arctic Sessions from the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)
Posted: Dec 15, 2014
- "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
- 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
Where Are We Now?
- First Science Team Meeting is planned for Sept 29-Oct 1, 2015.
- ABoVE Timeline
- The ABoVE Science Definition Team prepared the ABoVE Concise Experiment Plan (ACEP), released June 23, 2014. The SDT was disbanded July 2, 2014.