is pleased to present the new implementation plan for the Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026. While the Arctic Research Plan, released last December, provides high-level strategy and goals for the next five years of Arctic research, this new implementation plan provides specific and tangible objectives and deliverables for the next two years.
The research described in this implementation plan will address societal issues that challenge life in Alaska and the Arctic. This research will support managing risks, mitigating hazards, maintaining community health and wellbeing, and adapting to an evolving climate and ecosystem.
We are extremely grateful to the Collaborations community for all of your input and support as federal agencies drafted this plan. While both the Arctic Research Plan and its implementation plan are federal documents, non-federal partners are key to its success. We could not possibly have created either of these plans without robust engagement from researchers and communities like you all. We hope you will continue to engage with the implementation of this new plan.
With this in mind, you’ll notice some changes on the Collaborations website. In addition to a new, modernized design, we have added new teams that are tied to the priority areas and foundational activities of the Arctic Research Plan:
- Community Resilience and Health
- Arctic Systems Interactions
- Sustainable Economies and Livelihoods
- Risk Management and Hazard Mitigation
- Data Management (formerly the Arctic Data Sub-Team)
- Education, Training, and Capacity Building (formerly the Arctic STEM Education Working Group)
- Monitoring, Observing, Modeling, and Prediction
- Participatory Research and Indigenous Leadership in Research
- Technology Innovation & Application (formerly the Polar Technology Community Forum)
Please join any teams that are relevant to your interests and expertise. There is no obligation to take specific actions once you’ve joined a team or teams; joining will keep you informed of team meetings and other actions.
In addition, many of the collaboration teams that worked toward the goals of the Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 continue to exist and will meet regularly as communities of practice. These communities of practice will support the priority area and foundational activity teams and may also pursue their own lines of inquiry outside the Arctic Research Plan.
If you have any questions about the new plan, please reach out to me or to @Sorina Stalla at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to collaborating with you!