Implementation Report Released for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region
April 7, 2015
By Jessica Rohde
On Friday April 3, 2015, the Obama administration released the National Strategy for the Arctic Region () Implementation Report. This report highlights two years of progress made by the federal government on Arctic issues addressed in released by the President in 2013. The Stewardship section of the intentionally builds on the 5-year Arctic Research Plan. By implementing the Arctic Research Plan, 's collaboration teams made major contributions to advancing the , including its goals to:
- Increase Understanding of the Arctic through Scientific Research and Traditional Knowledge
- Develop a Framework of Observations and Modeling to Support Forecasting and Prediction of Sea Ice
- Implement the Pilot Distributed Biological Observatory () in the Pacific Arctic
- Develop Integrated Ecosystem Research in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas
- Improve Understanding of Glacial Dynamics
- Understand Terrestrial Ecosystem Processes
- Investigate Wildland Fires in the Arctic
- Understand Atmospheric Processes to Improve Climate Predictions
- Support a Circumpolar Arctic Observing System
- Integrate Arctic Regional Models
- Improve Arctic Community Sustainability, Well-being, and Cultural and Linguistic Heritage
- Understand Human Health in the Arctic
Read the Press Release for the Implementation Report here.
Read the National Strategy for the Arctic Region here.
Read the Implementation Report here.