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July 1, 2016

Scientists begin planning discussions for Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program

Tags: Arctic Program

The Principal Investigators (PIs) of the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (IERP) convened in Anchorage June 21-23 to initiate conversations about integrating their respective projects. Representatives of over twenty existing projects participated to explore opportunities for coordination and collaboration. Participants discussed the overall direction of the program and shared plans for field sampling. A steering committee will draft an Integrated Work Plan this summer that describes the breadth of the program in detail. The Integrated Work Plan should be available on the Arctic IERP website by the end of August and may be cited in proposals to other agencies to describe how proposed new research would complement and leverage the Arctic IERP.