The Bering Ecosystem Study
(BEST) Science Plan was developed during
community workshops in 2002 and
which were supported by the National Science
Foundation. The science plan provides background
information and frames science questions to guide
integrated, interdisciplinary studies of eastern
Bering Sea ecosystems.
science plan (5.7 MB)
The Sustaining the Bering Sea Ecosystem: A
Social Science Research Plan seeks to initiate
research to elucidate the dynamic relationship
between humans and the Bering Sea ecosystem. The
plan outlines a research program focused on three
science plan (348 KB).
The Bering Ecosystem Study Program
Implementation Plan was developed by the
BEST Science Steering
Committee with input from the scientific
community. This document outlines the first phase
of a ten-year research program focused on the
marine ecosystems of the eastern Bering Sea and the
people dependent on its resources.
the implementation plan (696 KB).