This issue's feature article is entitled "2010 State of the Arctic Conference: At the Forefront of Global Change" and the member insert highlights current arctic research activities at Dartmouth College.

Other articles in this issue cover findings of a project supported by the NSF Arctic Natural Sciences program, updates on the interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and NSF Arctic System Science (ARCSS) programs, recent activities at the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and Toolik Field Station, and updates on the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative of the Arctic Council, International Arctic Science Committee, and World Meteorological Organization.

The next issue of Witness the Arctic will be published in summer 2010.

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