Open Review: "State of the Arctic Coast 2010 - Scientific Review and, Outlook"
Open Review: "State of the Arctic Coast 2010 - Scientific Review and
The editorial team invites the community to participate in the open
review of the report "State of the Arctic Coast 2010 - Scientific Review
and Outlook". The draft report is now available for download and open
review but should not be cited or quoted at this time.
The report is a collaborative effort of the International Arctic Science
Committee (IASC), the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
(LOICZ) Project and the International Permafrost Association (IPA). The
document was prepared by an international writing team, including 15
Lead Authors and 27 Contributing Authors. It was released during the IPY
Oslo Conference, 8-12 June 2010, and is now available for public
comments with the objective to publish the final version early 2011. The
Editorial Team and Lead Authors welcome comments on the draft report
from the Arctic science and stakeholder communities, including northern
The content of the report is intended to reflect results in the
published literature, with preference to peer-reviewed results and
qualified recognition of other insights from the grey literature,
ongoing research programs and traditional knowledge. The report is not
intended to promote policy goals or approaches; instead it attempts to
provide an objective assessment of the current state of Arctic coasts
and to provide background for the development of policy, with a
discussion of potential strategies to enhance circum-polar collaboration
for an integrated approach to research on Arctic coastal systems.