Arctic Lakes - Recent Findings and Updates
Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice: Ice in northern Alaska’s lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar imagery show how changes in our climate are affecting high-latitude environments. Click this link to see the article.
Courtesy of ESA
Understanding lakes near and far: An article published in the journal Science on 15 November 2013 highlights the importance of developing integrated and long-term lake observation networks. Click this link to navigate to the journal article.
Arctic Freshwater Monitoring Plan: The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP), the cornerstone program under the Arctic Council's Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group, is working with partners from across the Arctic to harmonize and enhance long-term freshwater monitoring efforts. These efforts are led by a Freshwater Steering Group that has developed an Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Plan to guide these efforts. Click this link to learn more.
Support for a Circumpolar Arctic Observing System:
The White House recently released an Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. Increasing understanding of the Arctic through Scientific Research and Traditional Knowledge was among the top priorities. The document highlights the need to support the development of coordinated and integrated regional, national, and global observing systems to advance Arctic observing priorities and ecosystem processes.