North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) (NSSI)

Updated 2016-06-07

This mission of the North Slope Science Initiative is to improve the regulatory understanding of terrestrial, aquatic and marine ecosystems for consideration in the context of resource development activities and climate change. The vision of the North Slope Science Initiative is to identify those data and information needs management agencies and governments will need in the future to develope management scenarios using the best information and mitigation to conserve the environments of the North Slope

Time frame

Project time span
2005 -
Data collection
2005 -
Data processing
2005 -
Data reporting
2005 -

Contact information

Contact person
John F Payne -

John Payne


Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Human media
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
Alaska, North Slope

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

US Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

- University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geographic Information Network of Alaska - Department of the Interior - NOAA Fisheries - North Slope Borough - National Weather Service - U.S. Arctic Research Commission - State of Alaska - U.S. Department of Energy Networks:

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project


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