Articles in this issue include:

Interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)
– SEARCH Updates

Arctic Social Sciences Program
– Demographics of True and False Arctic Facts
– Recovered Artifacts Indicate Prehistoric Trade Across Bering Strait

National Science Foundation News
– Impact of FY 2013 Sequestration Order on NSF Awards
– NSF’s Polar Cyberinfrastructure Program Initiative
– Community Updates from NSF Arctic Town Hall Meetings

Interagency News
– Administration Releases Five-Year Arctic Research Plan
– The Arctic Report Card: Past and Present

U.S. Arctic Research Commission
– Recent Presidential Appointments to USARC
– USARC Resources and Reports

Polar Research Board
– Polar Research Board Releases Report on Seasonal to Decadal Predictions of Arctic Sea Ice

International News
– International Arctic Observing Summit to Convene Spring 2013

A Note from the ARCUS President
– A Brief Personal Look at the Evolution of the R/V Sikuliaq

The next issue of Witness the Arctic will be published in spring of 2013. For further information or to submit an article idea for future issues, please contact Betsy Turner-Bogren at ARCUS (

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