This document outlines priority areas as identified by the NSSI Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) that are central to science based management on the North Slope of Alaska. This document brings about a comprehensive view of NSSI membership and its STAP to address broad subject areas through the identification of management questions and information needs over the next two decades, hence, Emerging Issue Summaries. While this document addresses several subject areas, it is not to supplant individual agency science or management programs. Rather, the document can be used to validate many of the science directions already being addressed by some individual NSSI member agency, help share human and monetary resources to address needs beyond an individual agency capability and help set systematic direction to collectively address science needs into the future.
EmergingIssuesUpdatedVersion6-4-20141mcedit.pdf (3.12 MB)