Erica Key, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation
Change in the Arctic has arrived in many forms, whether environmental, social, technological, economic, or a combination of these. Measuring and observing these changes in partnerships with the affected communities is important to improving our understanding of the Arctic as a whole, developing informed policies, and providing useful solutions for the challenges and opportunities that change can present. The Arctic Observing Network (AON) is one contribution to this effort to document change and distribute information broadly to the scientific community and public at large. A successful network draws on all relevant information sources, including efforts spearheaded within communities, other agencies, and other nations active in the Arctic. This webinar is intended to discuss opportunities to engage with the Arctic Observing Network, and also hear from the community about developing efforts and needs for an AON.