Arctic Research Programme
The Arctic is a region of higher than average climate change and is predicted to remain so. It represents a critical region for global environmental change and one where the UK has significant strategic interests. Understanding the drivers and feedbacks of rapid climate change in the Arctic, and predicting their scale and rate on timescales from months to decades, represents a major and urgent global scientific challenge of great societal importance.
To address these scientific uncertainties, NERC is investing £15m into a five-year Arctic Research Programme, over the period 2010-2015. The overarching aim of this programme is:
"To improve our capability to predict changes in the Arctic, particularly over timescales of months to decades, including regional impacts and the potential for feedbacks on the global Earth System." More about the Arctic Research Programme
2 Mar 2010
The application process for joining the Programme Advisory Group is now finished and members have been selected. Membership of Arctic Research Programme Advisory Group