Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Requests Input on Position Paper on the Arctic Observing Network

November 11, 2014
By Jessica Rohde

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) requests input on a draft position paper on issues related to the design and implementation of an integrated Arctic Observing Network (AON). 

The four-page position paper was developed by Craig Lee with input from the Observing Change Panel (OCP) and the SEARCH Science Steering Committee (SSC). The paper represents a synthesis of discussions within SEARCH over the last year and builds on past SEARCH-AON community events and workshops as well as discussions catalyzed by theNSF webinar series on Long Term Observing Management.

Key issues addressed in the paper include: 

  • AON Governance
  • Network integration
  • Sustained funding for AON

The draft document is available on the SEARCH website at and is also posted as a resource on ArcticHub

The research community and other stakeholders are invited to send comments to:aon_input@arcus.org. The comments provided will guide revisions for the final document that will be circulated and provided to NSF and other relevant agencies and organizations. 

For questions, please contact: 
Craig Lee, Chair, SEARCH OCP
Email: craig@apl.washington.edu 

Olivia Lee, University of Alaska Fairbanks: 
Email: oalee@alaska.edu

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