2003 ARCSS Synthesis Retreat | Overview


The first ARCSS Synthesis Retreat was held 10-16 August 2003 at Big Sky, Montana. The retreat's goal was to begin distilling and integrating current knowledge into a more holistic perspective of the arctic system. The 30 participants represented a diverse array of disciplines. Retreat discussions, largely participant driven, ranged from debates about defining the arctic system and its major components, to analyses of the relationships between these components.

An annotated bibliography of readings relevant to the Big Sky retreat are available as PDF.

PDF Big Sky Annotated Bibliography (58K - PDF)

The Big Sky Retreat agenda, participant list, and presentations are available through the links above. Additional information on the content of the retreat can be found in the article Arctic System Synthesis Encourages Program Integration, published in the Spring 2004 issue of Witness the Arctic.