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 in 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. This data set contains survey data from the pilot phase of BSSN.
These data have restricted access. Access is granted by each individual community following a review of the data request and of the user's description of his or her planned use of the data. Once the communities complete their reviews NSIDC User Services will notify the requester of the status of his or her data order.