The Study of Environmental Arctic Change began in the late 1990s as a way to foster communication between scientists who were studying distinct pieces of the environment. With a new round of funding, SEARCH is evolving to include indigenous knowledge holders and decision makers from the public and private sectors.
The Arctic is experiencing rapid environmental change that is impacting residents, industry, and politics. Rather than focusing on understanding that change from a scientific perspective, SEARCH now aims to bring together scientists and indigenous people to directly inform decision makers, says SEARCH Director Brendan Kelly. It’s essentially connecting people who produce the knowledge with people who can use it.
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