IARPC Public Webinar Series: U.S. Arctic Observing Network Report

May 17, 2023, 1 to 2pm EDT

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The Arctic is warming significantly faster than the rest of the planet, with consequences for communities and ecosystems in Alaska and the global climate system. Arctic Indigenous Peoples and other northern residents are on the front lines of climate change, and all Americans are affected by Arctic change through shifting weather and climate patterns, disrupted food webs, sea-level rise, and the resulting impacts on human health and livelihoods. Despite its importance, the Arctic remains one of the most sparsely observed regions in the world, and current observing systems in the Arctic are not sufficient to adequately support decision-making.

In December 2022, the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) and the United States Arctic Observing Network (U.S. AON) Board released a report to Congress: On the Need to Establish and Maintain a Sustained Arctic Observing Network. This webinar will feature an overview of the report and efforts to move toward improved implementation of our national Arctic Observing Network. It will include open time for discussion and questions. If you have time to review the report before joining the call that will allow for more robust discussion.

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