Bringing together members of the Arctic social science and indigenous communities to reassess the goals, potentials, and needs of these diverse communities and ASSP within the context of a rapidly changing circumpolar North.

CHALLENGE: The National Science Foundation’s Arctic Social Sciences Program (ASSP) is the leading source of funding for U.S.-based social sciences research in the Arctic. Just as the Arctic has changed, arctic social sciences have experienced substantial growth and development, transitioning from an emerging field of research to a well-established multidisciplinary research area...

by Peter Pulsifer
September 5, 2016

By  Peter Pulsifer and Colleen Strawhacker, National Snow and Ice Data Center

Exchange for Local Observations and Knowlege of the Arctic (ELOKA) project (NSF Award 1513438, Arctic Social Sciences Program, AON)

Indigenous knowledge holders of the Arctic and their communities are representing and using their knowledge in new ways.  At the same time there is an increasing recognition by non-Indigenous...