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Arctic Marine Ecosystem Research and Opportunity to Provide Input for New Northern Bering Sea Research Program

May 9 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT

Speaker: Danielle Dickson, North Pacific Research Board

The Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (IERP) studied the marine ecosystem in the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea 2016-2021. The multi-disciplinary program documented warming water temperatures and profound changes in every aspect of the ecosystem, including changes in the nutritional quality of prey and changes in the distribution of fishes, seabirds, and marine mammals.

Arctic community members participated at every stage of the research, from informing the questions and emphasizing linkages to food security, to participating in cruises and social science research, and discussing the results and how they can be applied. The participation and perspectives of these individuals strengthened the research and ensured that it is relevant to meeting the needs of people in the region.

North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) and its funding partners, the Collaborative Alaskan Arctic Studies Program (formerly the North Slope Borough/Shell Baseline Studies Program), the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Office of Naval Research Marine Mammals and Biology Program, invite you to view some films about the research. Learn about the surprising results and hear the perspectives of Arctic community members who participated.

NPRB welcomes input as we begin to develop a new IERP that will focus on the Northern Bering Sea region in the future. We look forward to learning about your needs, your interest in participating, and how we can best communicate with people in the region. Please join us!

Links to Online Videos about the Arctic Integrated Research Programs.