The 2008 update of the web-based Arctic Report Card is now available at:

The Arctic Report Card is updated annually in October and tracks the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice, biology, ocean, land and Greenland. New additions for 2008 include sections on marine mammals and fisheries. The topical vignettes for 2008 combine to tell a story of widespread and, in some cases, dramatic effects of an overall warming of the Arctic system.

The Arctic Report Card represents the combined efforts of an international team of over 40 researchers and is peer-reviewed. The intended audience for the report card is wide, including scientists, students, teachers, decision makers and the general public interested in the Arctic environment.

To view the Report Card, please go to: