Launch of NOAA's 2023 Arctic Report Card

Sarah Tucker December 12, 2023

On December `12,  the 2023 Arctic Report Card was released at a press conference hosted by the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco. NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. and a panel of report card authors presented the report and answered media questions.

The Arctic Report Card has been issued annually since 2006. It is a timely and peer-reviewed source for clear, reliable, and concise environmental information on the current state of different components of the Arctic system relative to historical records. The Arctic Report Card  is intended for a wide audience interested in the Arctic environment and science, including scientists, teachers, students, decision-makers, policymakers, and the general public.

The 2023 Arctic Report Card contains 12 essay contributions prepared by an international team of 82 scientists from 13 countries. It includes a section titled Vital Signs, that updates eight measures of physical and biological changes, four chapters on emerging issues and a special report on the 2023 summer of extreme wildfires. An independent peer review of ARC2023 was organized by the Secretariat of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). The Arctic Report Card is classified as a NOAA Technical Report and is archived within the NOAA Library Institutional Repository. 

To learn more about the Arctic Report Card Visit the webpage: https://arctic.noaa.gov/report-card/report-card-2023/.