What is GRISO tasked with?

GRISO is an international, open network of scientists interested in working together to address the large, complex questions associated with recent changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and the related oceanic and atmospheric changes around Greenland.

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The GRISO network evolved from a US CLIVAR working group (GRISO WG), founded in 2011 and active until 2014, and aims to collectively address the recommendations identified by the community during the international 2013 GRISO workshop in Beverly (MA) and summarized in a workshop report (PDF) commissioned by US CLIVAR, NSF, and the US Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC).

GRISO was subsequently supported by Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)—a system-scale, interdisciplinary research program that seeks to connect scientists working on Arctic change with stakeholders and decision makers, from 2014 to 2016. More recently, GRISO was supported by an Earth Cube Grant from the NSF.

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