Welcome to SASS
The arctic system is comprised of interacting physical, biological, and human components and has demonstrated the capacity for rapid and unpredictable change with global implications. Because of the Arctic’s pivotal role in the Earth’s climate, it is critical—perhaps urgent—that we understand this system in light of abundant evidence that a set of pervasive changes are underway.
The Synthesis of Arctic System Science (SASS) effort, as part of NSF's Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program, focuses on advancing our understanding of the arctic system by building on and integrating the wealth of existing data and knowledge to advance our understanding of linkages, interactions, and feedbacks among components of the arctic system.
Further information on SASS, including specific projects and meetings, can be found through the links to the left. To receive email updates on ARCSS and SASS activities, join the ARCSS Program Listserve.