Study of Environmental Arctic Change
The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) is a U.S. program that provides scientific information to Arctic stakeholders, policy-makers, and the public. SEARCH “provides scientific information to Arctic stakeholders, policy-makers, and the public to help them understand and respond to Arctic environmental change...facilitates research activities across local-to-global scales, with an emphasis on addressing needs of decision-makers...” and collaborates with relevant national and international science programs.
SEARCH receives most of its support from the National Science Foundation, with additional support from other partners inside government and academia. Over the past several years, the Arctic research community has increasingly implemented data sharing and open data through SEARCH and other government programs.