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To promote the analysis and synthesis of Arctic data, as well as to inform ongoing development of the NSF data repository, the Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group, with research to begin by October 2018.

Funding is available for one Working Group, consisting of hosting two meetings of approximately 15 participants each, over an anticipated 1-1.5 year period.  Meetings will take place at the Arctic Data Center, operated out of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis ( in Santa Barbara, California.

Proposals must focus on Arctic-related research issues, and primarily (but not necessarily exclusively) involve the analysis and synthesis of data contained within the Arctic Data Center Repository. We request that all synthesis proposals explicitly address factors related to one or more human dimensions of the Arctic experience, in addition to earth and environmental aspects.

Proposals can be up to a maximum of 2000 words, and are due by end-of-day May 23, 2018.

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The Arctic Data Center is an NSF-funded (award #1546024) archive for Arctic science data and related research documents. Operational since March 2016, the Arctic Data Center is a national partnership, led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and the NSF-funded Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE). The long-term Arctic Data Center repository allows for the preservation and sharing of data spanning many disciplines from the Arctic, now and into the future.