Arctic System Science/Human Dimensions of the Arctic System

Project Description
The goal of the Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC) is to
enhance understanding of human interaction with physical and
biological environmental change in the Arctic. Therefore HARC research
must build on the results of previous and ongoing global change
studies of the paleo- and contemporary environment to integrate
physical, ecosystem and climate research with a broad range of social
sciences. HARC research places human activity as a vital driver and as
a link among the terrestrial, marine, and climatic subsystems. HARC
research will focus exclusively on current and potential impacts on or
by human activity that may be expected to occur in response to global
change.