The Permafrost Coastal Systems Network (PerCS-Net) will fill fundamental knowledge gaps associated with transforming permafrost coasts in the Arctic by linking over ten existing national and international networks. This international network of networks will develop protocols for quantifying and synthesizing information on the impacts occurring in coastal permafrost systems and promote synergy across networks to foster the next generation of researchers charged with identifying potential solutions to a rapidly changing Arctic System.

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Arctic Coastal Dynamics circum-Arctic GIS database

New European Space Agency Project Focused on Earth Observations for Permafrost-Dominated Arctic Coasts

Earth Observation for Permafrost dominated Arctic Coasts (EO4PAC) is a new effort funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Polar Science Cluster to develop the next generation of the Arctic Coastal Dynamics database, a geospatial product on Arctic coastal erosion initially released in 2012. The focus of the two-year project is on complementation of in situ records with satellite data across the entire Arctic.

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Recent Member Publications

Ford, J.D., Pearce, T., Canosa, I.V. and Harper, S., The rapidly changing Arctic and its societal implications. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, p.e735.

Frederick, J., Mota, A., Tezaur, I. and Bull, D., 2021. A thermo-mechanical terrestrial model of Arctic coastal erosion. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 397, p.113533.

Huntington, H.P., Zagorsky, A., Kaltenborn, B.P., Shin, H.C., Dawson, J., Lukin, M., Dahl, P.E., Guo, P. and Thomas, D.N., 2021. Societal implications of a changing Arctic Ocean. Ambio, pp.1-9.

Jarosz, K., Zagórski, P., Moskalik, M., Lim, M., Rodzik, J. and Mędrek, K., 2021. A New Paraglacial Typology of High Arctic Coastal Systems: Application to Recherchefjorden, Svalbard. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, pp.1-22.

Rolph, R., Overduin, P.P., Ravens, T., Lantuit, H. and Langer, M., 2021. ArcticBeach v1. 0: A physics-based parameterization of pan-Arctic coastline erosion. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, pp.1-26.

Sander, L., Kirdyanov, A., Crivellaro, A. and Büntgen, U., 2021. Driftwood provides reliable chronological markers in Arctic coastal deposits. Geochronology, 3(1), pp.171-180.

Tran, J., Divine, L.M. and Heffner, L.R., 2021. “What are you going to do, Protest the Wind?”: Community Perceptions of Emergent and Worsening Coastal Erosion from the Remote Bering Sea Community of St. Paul, Alaska. Environmental Management, 67(1), pp.43-66.

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The Permafrost Coastal Systems Network was featured in a recent issue of Research Outreach.

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