To visit the website, please go to:

For further information, please contact:
Tom Van Pelt

The Bering Sea Project, jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB), is a multidisciplinary, $52-million study of the impacts of climate change on the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem. This project brings together the NSF's Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) and the NPRB's Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP) to form a collaborative effort to improve understanding of how the Bering Sea may respond to climate change, especially in light of changing seasonal sea ice.

The project website, now available at: , allows visitors to follow along as nearly one-hundred scientists from federal, state, university, and private institutions study sea ice, track walrus, sample fish, study seabirds, currents, the seafloor, and much more - all in pursuit of improving understanding of the Bering Sea structure and function, from atmospheric forcing and physical oceanography, to fish, people, and communities.

Currently featured stories include:
- Logbook entries from the chief scientist of a research cruise
currently underway aboard the US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy: ,
- Logbook stories from the just-completed Healy cruise in the polynya
south of St. Lawrence Island (northern Bering Sea), also available in
Google Earth kmz format: ,
- NOAA research on winter sea temperature and salinity, carried out in
cooperation with a commercial fishing vessel: , and
- A collection of recent media stories stemming from Bering Sea Project

To visit the website, please go to: .

Questions about the Bering Sea Project may be directed to the program manager, Tom Van Pelt (