In consultation with the National Ocean Council, the National Security Staff, and the Arctic Research Commission, the Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska (Alaska Interagency Working Group) initiated this report to describe these challenges as they relate to the management of natural resources in the U.S. Arctic.

The BioMap project tests a web-based citizen-science initiative to collect information on marine species of concern and local ecological knowledge of the marine ecosystems along the Alaska region of the Chukchi and Bering seas.

We conducted a meta-analysis of 65 documents addressing research needs related to climate change in order to identify common needs and gaps where needs have not been assessed.