The Bering Sea Sub-Network (BSSN) is comprised of a set of coastal communities representing six indigenous cultures: three in the Russian Federation and three in the United States. The objective of BSSN is to develop a framework that will enable residents in remote Arctic communities to systematically document physical and social changes occurring in their region. In 2008 and 2009, approximately 300 hunters and fishermen participated a pilot project of harvest surveys covering species caught, species health, and intended use; changing climate and environmental conditions; location and travel information; and a review of harvest conditions.
For more information and to download the summary report, see the NSIDC page for Summary Report of Community-Based Environmental and Species Observations from the Bering Sea Sub-Network, 2008-2009. To submit a request for access to the restricted survey data, see the NSIDC page for Survey Data of Community-Based Environmental and Species Observations from the Bering Sea Sub-Network, 2008-2009.