The Sea Ice Action Network (SIAN) is a growing network of scientists, arctic residents, stakeholders, and others interested in collaboratively communicating the impacts of arctic sea-ice loss. The Network is focusing on:

  • Identifying key issues of societal importance, from local to global scales
  • Facilitating two-way communication and ongoing engagement with policymakers, the media, Arctic residents and stakeholders
  • Synthesizing scientific research and expert knowledge for diverse audiences
  • Identifying new areas for collaborative research

The Sea Ice Action Network is supported by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and led by the SEARCH Sea Ice Action Team.


Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH):

Advancing knowledge for action in a rapidly changing Arctic

SEARCH—a collaborative program of arctic scientists, funding agencies, and other stakeholders—promotes original and collaborative research, synthesizes research findings, and broadly communicates the results. SEARCH currently focuses on how shrinking land ice, diminishing sea ice, and degrading permafrost impact arctic and global systems. SEARCH Action Teams and working groups generate and synthesize research findings, facilitate research activities across scales and disciplines, identify emerging issues, collaborate with other national and international science programs, and engage arctic stakeholders to inform their responses to environmental change.

SEARCH Sea Ice Action Team

The SEARCH Sea Ice Action Team (SIAT) advances awareness and understanding of the impacts of arctic sea-ice loss by enabling collaboration, community engagement, and communication. The SIAT is developing a source of accessible, comprehensive, and timely information that synthesizes the connections between the science of arctic sea-ice loss, key societal issues, and stakeholder needs.  The SIAT includes Jennifer Francis (Rutgers University), Henry Huntington (Huntington Consulting), Matthew Druckenmiller (Rutgers University and the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder).