Acronyms

Acronym Description
AA Arctic Amplification
AACA Adaptations Actions for a Changing Arctic
AAPC Alaska Arctic Policy Commission
ABoVE Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
AC Arctic Council
ACADIS Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service
ACAP Arctic Contaminants Action Program (AC)
ACCER Alaska Climate Change Executive Roundtable
ACCT Arctic Communities Collaboration Team (IARPC)
ACE Arctic Collaborative Environment
ACIA Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
ACT Atmosphere Collaboration Team (IARPC)
ADCT Arctic Data Collaboration Team (IARPC)
ADIwg Alaska Data Integration Working Group
AEIS Arctic Ecosystems Integrated Survey (BOEM)
AERONET Aerosol Robotic Network
AFE Alaska Forum on the Environment
AFN Alaska Federation of Natives
AFSC Alaska Fire Science Consortium or Alaska Fisheries Science Center
AGU American Geophysical Union
AHTWH Alaska Hydrography Technical Working Group
AK CSC Alaska Climate Science Center
AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AC)
AMEC Alaska Mapping Executive Committee
AMSER-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing System
AMSS Alaska Marine Science Symposium
ANIMIDA Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Development Area
ANLC Alaska Native Language Center
ANTHC Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
AO Arctic Oscilation
AOMIP Arctic Ocean Model Intercomaprison Project
AON Arctic Observing Network
AOOS Alaska Ocean Observing System
AOS Arctic Observing Summit
AOSCT Arctic Observing Systems Collaboration Team (IARPC)
APG Arctic Policy Group
ARCUS Arctic Resesarch Consortium of the United States
ARISE Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (NASA)
ARM Atmopheric Radiation Measurement
ARMAP Arctic Research Mapping Application
ARPA Arctic Research Policy Act
ASAMM Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals
ASDI Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure
ASRC Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
ASSW Arctic Science Summit Week
BEO Barrow Environmental Observatory
BEST Bering Ecosystem Study
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BSMP Beaufort Sea Monitoring Program (BOEM)
BSSN Bering Sea Sub-Network
CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (AC)
CANHR Center for Alaska Native Health Research
CBCT Chukchi & Beaufort seas ecosystems Collaboration Team (IARPC)
CBMP Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program
CDC Centers for Desease Control
CENRS Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability
CESM Community Earth System Model
CHAOZ Chukchi Acoustic, Oceanographic, and Zooplankton (CHAOZ) Study
CI Cyberinfrastructure
CliC Climate and Cryosphere Program
CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability
CMIP5 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5
CRREL Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory
CSESP Chukchi Sea Envionmental Studies Program
DBO Distributed Biological Observatory
DBOCT Distributed Biological Observatory Collaboration Team (IARPC)
DEC Department of Environmental Conservation (SoA)
DEM Digital Elevation Model
DF&G Department of Fish and Game (SoA)
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DNR Department of Natural Resources (SoA)
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOEd Department of Education
DOI Department of Interior
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DTM Digital Terrain Model
EBM Ecosystems Based Management
EBO Equivalent Black Carbon
EC European Commission OR Environment Canada
EcoFOCI Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
EIS Ecosystem Integrated Survey (BOEM)
ELOKA Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge in the Arctic
EOP Executive Office of the President
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPB European Polar Board
EPPR Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (Arctic Council)
ESA European Space Agency
ESM Earth System Model
ESMF Earth System Modeling Framework
ESP Environmental Studies Program
ESPC Earth Systems Prediction Capability
ESSAS Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas
FAMOS Forum for Arctic Modeling and Observational Synthesis
FARO Forum of Arctic Research Operators
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service
GAO Government Accountability Office
GCM Global Climate Model
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GFCT Glaciers & Fjords Collaboration Team (IARPC)
GINA Geographic Information Network of Alaska
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GLOBEC Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GPS Global Postioning System
GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
GRISO Greenland Ice Sheet and Ocean working group (CLIVAR)
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System
HHCT Human Health Collaboration Team (IARPC)
HIS Indian Health Service
IARC International Arctic Research Center (UAF)
IARPC Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
IASC International Arctic Science Committee
IASOA International Arctic System for Observing the Atmosphere
IASSA International Arctic Social Sciences Association
ICARP International Conference on Arctic Research Planning
ICASS International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences
ICC Inuit Circumpolar Conference
ICESat Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite
ICS International Circumpolar Surveillance
ICSU International Council for Science
IEA Integrated Ecosystems Assessment
IGFA International Group of Funding Agencies
IMO International Maritime Organization
INTERACT International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change
IPY International Polar Year
ISAC International Study of Arctic Change
JISAO Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean
LCC Landscape Conservation Cooperative-Arctic
LEO Local Environmental Observer (ANTHC)
LIDAR Light Detection And Ranging
LOE Line of Effort (NSAR)
LTER Long Term Ecological Research
LTK Local and Traditional Knowledge
MARES Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study
MCT Modeling Collaboration Team (IARPC)
MIP Model Intercomparison Project
MISR Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
MIZ Marginal Ice Zone
MIZOPEX Marginal Ice Zone Observations Processes and Experiment
MMC Marine Mammal Commission
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MOSAiC Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate
NAB Northwest Arctic Burough
NAO North Atlantic Oscilation
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Sapce Administration
NCDC National Climate Data Center
NED National Elevation Dataset
NEH National Endowment for Humanities
NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
NGDC National Geophysical Data Center
NGEE-Arctic Next Generation Ecosystems Experiment
NGO Non-governmental Organization
NIC National Ice Center
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIMH National Institute on Mental Health
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOC National Ocean Council
NODC National Oceanographic Data Center
NOPP National Oceanographic Partnership Program
NPR-A National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
NPRB North Pacific Research Board
NPS National Park Service
NSAR National Strategy for the Arctic Region
NSB National Science Board (NSF) or North Slope Borough
NSF National Science Foundation
NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
NSREA North Slope Rapid Ecological Assessment
NSSI North Slope Science Initiative
NSTC National Science and Technology Council
NWS National Weather Service
ODP Ocean Data Portal
ONR Office of Naval Research
PacMARS Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesi
PAG Pacific Arctic Group
PAME Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (AC)
PI Principal Investigator
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA)
POPs Persistent Organic Pollutants
PPP Polar Prediction Project
PRB Polar Research Board
QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control
R/V Research Vessel
RADARSAT Radar Satellite
RCM Regional Climate Model
RFP Request for Proposal
RISA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment program (NOAA)
ROSES Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (NASA)
RUSALCA Russian American Long-term Consus of the Arctic
SAON Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks
SAP Subsistence Advisory Panel
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SCTF Science Cooperation Task Force (AC)
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure (AC)
SDMI Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative (State)
SDWG Sustainable Develoment Working Group (AC)
SEARCH Study of Envionmental Arctic Change
SEES Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability
SGCR Subcommittee on Global Change Research (NSTC)
SI Smithsonian Institutes
SICT Sea Ice Collaboration Team (IARPC)
SIPN Sea Ice Prediction Network
SLCFs Shortlived Climate Forcers
SLR Sea Level Rise
SMAP Soil Moisture Active Passive
SNAP Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning
SoA State of Alaska
SOAR Stynthesis of Arctic Research
SS Sea Surface
SSH Sea Surface Height
SST Sea Surface Temperature
STPI Science Technology Policy Institute
SWIPA Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic
TECT Terrestrial Ecosystems Collaboration Team (IARPC)
TEON Terrestrial Environmental Observing Network
TES Troposheric Emission Spectrometer
TFBCM Task Force on Black Carbon and Methane (AC)
TFOPP Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution and Prevention (AC)
UAF University of Alaska at Fairbanks
UAS Unpiloted Aerial Systems
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNESCO United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System
USACE US Army Corps of Engineers
USARC US Arctic Research Commission
USCG United States Coast Guard
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USGCRP US Global Change Research Program
UUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
VIIRS Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite
WCRP World Climate Research Project
WCT Wildfires Collaboration Team (IARPC)
WMO World Meterological Organization
WWF World Wildlife Fund
WWRP World Weather Research Programs
YOPP Year of Polar Predictions
IUGG International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
CPS CH2MHILL Polar Services
PFS Polar Field Services
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
AET Atomic Energy Commission
OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy
IACS International Association of Cryospheric Sciences
AeroCan AERosol CANada
AIP Arctic Investigations Program
AIRS Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
ARCPAC Aerosol, Radiation, and Cloud Processes Affecting Arctic Climate
ARCTAS Arctic Research on the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites
CALIOP Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarisation
EALÁT Reindeer Herders Vulnerability Network Study
EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data and Information System
EROS Earth Resource Observation and Science
FMI Finnish Meteorological Institute
AINA Arctic Institute of North America
IPA International Permafrost Association
TLK Traditional local knowledge
CMTS Committee on the Marine Transportation System
IAP Institute for Arctic Policy (University of the Arctic)
AVF Arctic Virtual Forum
DARPA Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency
BBDS Baffin Bay/Davis Strait Regional Implementation Team (AACA - AMAP - Arctic Council)
BCB Bering/Chichi/Beaufort Regional Implementation Team (AACA - AMAP - Arctic Council)
CMIP6 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6
NRC National Research Council
ARIES Applied Research in Environmental Sciences NonProfit, Inc.
GTN-P Global Terrestrial Network on Permafrost
PDF II Polar Data Forum II
PDF I Polar Data Forum I
IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry
AWRVI Arctic Water Resources Vulnerability Index
ADAC Arctic Domain Awareness Center
EPSCoR Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
EVS-2 NASA's second series of Earth Venture suborbital investigations
AES Arctic Energy Summit
SIRTA Systematic Improvements to Reanalyses of the Arctic
ADAPT Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition
IRIS Integrated Regional Impact Studies
BAMS Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
AWI Alfred Wegner Institute
ALWG Arctic Logistics Working Group (IARPC)
IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
WGMS World Glacier Monitoring Service
CBVM Circum-Boreal Vegetation Map
SEARCH SSC Study of Arctic Environmental Change Science Steering Committee
NGEE Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments
ANTR Alaska Native Tumor Registry
AOCT Arctic Observing Collaboration Team (IARPC)
CBSCT Chukchi & Beaufort Seas collaboration team
CCGS Canadian Coast Guard Ship
CCIN Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
CSA Canadian Space Agency
JPSS Joint Polar Satellite System
WHOI Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
APL Applied Physics Laboratory (University of Washington)
BRIT Barents Regional Implementation Team (AACA - AMAP - Arctic Council)
FFO Federal Funding Opportunity
SCAR Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SIWO Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook
SIO Sea Ice Outlook
AICC Arctic Icebreaker Coordinating Committee
SEES Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment
LANCE The Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS
CAVM Circum-Arctic Vegetation Map
SEER National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program
NAACCR North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
CBONS Community Based Observer Networks and Systems
PREEVENTS Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme EVENTS
CSIS Center for Strategic and International Studies
CIFAR Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research
WALCC Western Alaska LCC
ATCEM Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management
ICCOPR Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research
BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
HiLAT High latitude climate change modeling
LANL Los Alamos National Laboratory
AMSR2 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
MERRA Modern-era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications
CFS Climate Forecast System
OSRI Oil Spill Recovery Institute
MAC Model Arctic Council
ARMNet Arctic Risk Management Network
COP 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (otherwise known as COP-21)
NRT near real-time
GIBS Global Imagery Browse Systems
Obs4MIPS Observations for Model Intercomparisons
EOS Earth Observing System
GHRC DAAC Global Hydrology Resource Center Distributed Active Archive Center
ETSI Expert Team on Sea Ice
ISMASS Ice sheet mass balance and sea level
ASAMM Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals
NECSMEO NE Chukchi Sea Moored Ecosystem Observatory
AMBON Arctic Marine Biodiversity Observing Network
IRIS The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
SEEC Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex
AEWC Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
NGGPS The Next Generation Global Prediction System
AWSC Arctic Waterway Safety Commission
AIL Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (NSF)
SODA Stratified Ocean Dynamics in the Arctic (ONR)
GOES/POES The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite / Polar Operational Environmental Satellite
RISING SUN Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups - Strengths United through Networks
AEC Atomic Energy Commission
GCMs General Circulation Models
IHS Indian Health Service
INBRE Institutional Development Award for Biomedical Research Excellence
IOM Institute of Medicine
ISDAC Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign
NIMHD National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPP National Polar-orbiting Partnership
PCBs Polychlorinated Biphenyls
RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research
SIKU Sea Ice Knowledge and Use
SOST Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology
RATIC Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC)
GLACIER Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience
NFDRS National Fire Danger Rating System
TCRP BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program
ICEX Ice Excercise (US Navy)
SHWG Social & Human Sciences Working Group (IASC)
ORDGMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health
IK Indigenous Knowledge
ACUASI Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration
ARCSS Arctic System Science (NSF)
IONS Incidents of National Significance
WHASM White House Arctic Science Ministerial
PARCA Program on Arctic Regional Climate Assessment
MECT Marine Ecosystems Collaboration Team
EICT Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team
PCT Permafrost Collaboration Team
CRCT Coastal Resilience Collaboration Team
GSLCT Glaciers & Sea Level Collaboration Team
ADST Arctic Data Sub-team (of the Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team)
MST Modeling Sub-team (of the Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team)
AOSST Arctic Observing Systems Sub-team(of the Environmental Intelligence Collaboration Team)
NIERSC NANSEN International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre
Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conferenc WAISC
ISMIP6 Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project for CMIP6
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
AON Arctic Observing Network
WaSiM Water Balance Simulation Model (WaSiM)
ASM Arctic Science Ministerial (White House)
Co-production of knowledge Co-production of knowledge occurs between two knowledge systems, such as Indigenous Knowledge and Science. There are key points that the two must come together - developing the question, methods, etc., checking back in to re-evaluate the process, and analysis. Throughout this process no one person's information or knowledge is more significant than another person's information or knowledge. Analysis of information occurs between and through both knowledge systems together.
SCoR Alaska State Committee for Research
CICE Los Alamos sea ice model
AVCP Association of Village Council Presidents
SC-ADM Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research)
ADC Arctic Data Committee (IASC/SAON)
PLR NSF Division of Polar Programs
APECS Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
EOL Earth Observing Laboratory
CIRES Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
IoNS Incidents of National Significance (Arctic Domain Awareness Center)
TOS The Oceanography Society
ASLO Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
CBMSG Chukchi Beaufort Marine Steering Group
ACCEL Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SERDP Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
ACCAP Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
MEaSUREs Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments
GHRC Global Hydrology Research Center
OOI Ocean Observing Initiative
CALM Circumpolar Active Later Monitoring Network
JAXA Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency
NCEP National Centers for Environmental Prediction
EMC Environmental Modeling Center
CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research
GCOM-W1 Global Change Observation Mission 1st Water
AMSR-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Observing Satellite
AMSR SIPS Advanced Microwave Scaning Radiometer Science Investigator-led Processing System
IICWG International Ice Chart Working Group
ALCC Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
ARSL Arctic Research Support and Logistics
HHWBCT Human Health & Well-being Collaboration Team
IDA Institute for Defense Analysis
DAAC NASA Distributed Active Archive Center at NSIDC
AMP Arctic Marine Pulses
ISIRA International Science Initiative in the Russian Arctic (IASC)
SBHP Shared Beringian Heritage Program
EI Environmental Intelligence
NIHB National Indian Health Board
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