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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

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