Northern Terms of Reference

  1. Facilitate progress in the development of tools and methods to monitor and assess climate variability and change, and evaluate climate predictability of the ocean-atmosphere-ice system in the Arctic and Subarctic Ocean.
  2. Identify opportunities and coordinated strategies to implement these methods, spanning observations, models, and process studies.
  3. Provide scientific and technical input into international research coordination, collaborating as required with other relevant programs.
  4. Monitor and evaluate progress in Arctic Ocean research, and identify gaps.
  5. Work with relevant agencies on the standardization, distribution, and archiving of Arctic Ocean observations.