Acronym Description
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
TEST Test Everything Seeking Truth
NGEE Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments
ABoVE Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
ANTHC Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
AA Arctic Amplification
AACA Adaptations Actions for a Changing Arctic
AAPC Alaska Arctic Policy Commission
AC Arctic Council
ACADIS Advance Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Se
ACAP Arctic Contaminants Action Program (AC)
ACCER Alaska Climate Change Executive Roundtable
ACCT Arctic Communities Collaboration Team (IARPC)
ACE Arctic Collaborative Environment
ACIA Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
ACT Atmosphere Collaboration Team (IARPC)
ADCT Arctic Data Collaboration Team (IARPC)
ADIwg Alaska Data Integration Working Group
AEIS Arctic Ecosystems Integrated Survey (BOEM)
AERONET Aerosol Robotic Network
AFE Alaska Forum on the Environment
AFN Alaska Federation of Natives
AFSC Alaska Fire Science Consortium
AFSC Alaska Fisheries Science Center
AGU American Geophysical Union
AHTWH Alaska Hydrography Technical Working Group
AK CSC Alaska Climate Science Center
AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AC)
AMEC Alaska Mapping Executive Committee
AMSER-E Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - Earth Obs
AMSS Alaska Marine Science Symposium
ANIMIDA Arctic Nearshore Impact Monitoring in the Developm
ANLC Alaska Native Language Center
ANTHC Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
AO Arctic Oscilation
AOMIP Arctic Ocean Model Intercomaprison Project
AON Arctic Observing Network
AOOS Arctic Ocean Observing System
AOS Arctic Observing Summit
AOSCT Arctic Observing Systems Collaboration Team (IARPC
APG Arctic Policy Group
ARCUS Arctic Resesarch Consortium of the United States
ARISE Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment
ARM Atmopheric Radiation Measurement
ARMAP Arctic Research Mapping Application
ARPA Arctic Research Policy Act
ASAMM Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals
ASDI Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure
ASRC Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
ASSW Arctic Science Summit Week
BEO Barrow Environmental Observatory
BEST Bering Ecosystem Study
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BSMP Beaufort Sea Monitoring Program (BOEM)
BSSN Bering Sea Sub-Network
CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (AC)
CANHR Center for Alaska Native Health Research
CBCT Chukchi & Beaufort seas ecosystems Collaboration T
CBMP Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program
CDC Centers for Desease Control
CENRS Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability
CESM Community Earth System Model
CHAOZ Chukchi Acoustic, Oceanographi, and Zooplankton
CI Cyberinfrastructure
CliC Climate and Cryosphere Program
CLIVAR Climate Variability and Predictability
CMIP5 Coupled Model Intercomarison Project Phase 5
CRREL Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory
CSESP Chukchi Sea Envionmental Studies Program
DBO Distributed Biological Observatory
DBOCT Distributed Biological Observatory Collaboration Team
DEC Department of Environmental Conservation (SoA)
DEM Digital Elevation Model
DF&G Department of Fish and Game (SoA)
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DNR Department of Natural Resources (SoA)
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
DOEd Department of Education
DOI Department of Interior
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DTM Digital Terrain Model
EBM Ecosystems Based Management
EBO Equivalent Black Carbon
EC European Commission or Environment Canada
EcoFOCI Ecosystems & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated In
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
EIS Ecosystem Integrated Survey (BOEM)
ELOKA Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge in t
EOP Executive Office of the President
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPB European Polar Board
EPPRWG Emergency Preparedness Planning and Response Worki
ESA European Space Agency
ESM Earth System Model
ESMF Earth System Modeling Framework
ESP Environmental Studies Program
ESPC Earth Systems Prediction Capability
ESSAS Ecosystem Studies of Sub-Arctic Seas
FAMOS Forum for Arctic Modeling and Observational Synthe
FARO Forum of Arctic Research Operators
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service
GAO Government Accountability Office
GCM Global Climate Model
GEO Group on Earth Observations
GFCT Glaciers & Fjords Collaboration Team (IARPC)
GINA Geographic Information Network of Alaska
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GLOBEC Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GPS Global Postioning System
GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
GRISO Greenland Ice Sheet and Ocean working group (CLIVA
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System
HHCT Human Health Collaboration Team (IARPC)
HIS Indian Health Service
IARC International Arctic Research Center (UAF)
IARPC Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
IASC International Arctic Science Committee
IASOA International Arctic System for Observing the Atmo
IASSA International Arctic Social Sciences Association
ICARP International Conference on Arctic Research Planni
ICASS International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences
ICC Inuit Circumpolar Council
ICESat Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite
ICS International Circumpolar Surveillance
ICSU International Council for Science
IEA Integrated Ecosystems Assessment
IGFA International Group of Funding Agencies
IMO International Maritime Organization
INTERACT International Network for Terrestrial Research and
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change
IPY International Polar Year
ISAC International Study of Arctic Change
JISAO Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere an
LCC Landscape Conservation Cooperative-Arctic
LEO Local Environmental Observer (ANTHC)
LIDAR Light Detection And Ranging
LOE Line of Effort (NSAR)
LTER Long Term Ecological Research
LTK Local and Traditional Knowledge
MARES Marine Arctic Ecosystem Study
MCT Modeling Collaboration Team (IARPC)
MIP Model Intercomparison Project
MISR Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
MIZ Marginal Ice Zone
MIZOPEX Marginal Ice Zone Observations Processes and Exper
MMC Marine Mammal Commission
MODIS Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer
MOSAiC Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Stu
NAB Northwest Arctic Burough
NAO North Atlantic Oscilation
NAS National Academy of Sciences
NASA National Aeronautics and Sapce Administration
NCDC National Climate Data Center
NED National Elevation Dataset
NEH National Endowment for Humanities
NGA National Geospatial Agency
NGDC National Geophysical Data Center
NGEE-Arctic Next Generation Ecosystems Experiment
NGO Non-governmental Organization
NIC National Ice Center
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIMH National Institute on Mental Health
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOC National Ocean Council
NODC National Oceanographic Data Center
NOPP National Oceanographic Partnership Program
NPR-A National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska
NPRB North Pacific Research Board
NPS National Park Service
NSAR National Strategy for the Arctic Region
NSB North Slope Borough
NSB National Science Board (NSF)
NSF National Science Foundation
NSIDC National Snow and Ice Data Center
NSREA North Slope Rapid Ecological Assessment
NSSI North Slope Science Initiative
NSTC National Science and Technology Council
NWS National Weather Service
ODP Ocean Data Portal
ONR Office of Naval Research
PacMARS Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesi
PAG Pacific Arctic Group
PAME Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (AC)
PI Principal Investigator
PMEL Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA)
POPs Persistent Organic Pollutants
PPP Polar Prediction Project
PRB Polar Research Board
QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control
R/V Research Vessel
RADARSAT Radar Satellite
RCM Regional Climate Model
RFP Request for Proposal
RISA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
ROSES Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences
RUSALCA Russian American Long-term Consus of the Arctic
SAON Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks
SAP Subsistence Advisory Panel
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
SCTF Science Cooperation Task Force (AC)
SDI Spatial Data Infrastructure (AC)
SDMI Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative (State)
SDWG Sustainable Develoment Working Group
SEARCH Study of Envionmental Arctic Change
SEES Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability
SGCR Subcommittee on Global Change Research (NSTC)
SI Smithsonian Institutes
SICT Sea Ice Collaboration Team (IARPC)
SIPN Sea Ice Prediction Network
SLCFs Shortlived Climate Forcers
SLR Sea Level Rise
SMAP Soil Moisture Active Passive
SNAP Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning
SoA State of Alaska
SOAR Stynthesis of Arctic Research
SS Sea Surface
SSH Sea Surface Height
SST Sea Surface Temperature
STPI Science Technology Policy Institute
SWIPA Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic
TECT Terrestrial Ecosystems Collaboration Team (IARPC)
TEON Terrestrial Environmental Observing Network
TES Troposheric Emission Spectrometer
TFBCM Task Force on Black Carbon and Methane (AC)
TFOPP Task Force on Arctic Marine Oil Pollution and Prevention
UAF University of Alaska at Fairbanks
UAS Unpiloted Aerial Systems
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UNCLOS United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNESCO United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural O
UNOLS University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System
USACE US Army Corps of Engineers
USARC US Arctic Research Commission
USCG United States Coast Guard
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USGCRP US Global Change Research Program
UUV Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
VIIRS Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite
WCRP World Climate Research Project
WCT Wildfires Collaboration Team (IARPC)
WMO World Meterological Organization
WWF World Wildlife Fund
WWRP World Weather Research Programs
YOPP Year of Polar Predictions

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