A rich complex ecosystem, evolving in response to fundamental change.

Detailed research has been completed on the character, components and evolution of the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea, blending the knowledge of science researchers and people of Bering Sea communities.

The Bering Sea project “magazine” called “Understanding Ecosystem Processes in the Bering Sea” summarizes results of $55 million worth of research in two studies: the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study (BEST) by the National Science Foundation, and the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program (BSIERP), by the North Pacific Research Board.

A copy of this well written 85-page document is available online  http://www.nprb.org/bering-sea-project The full project focused on in-field primary research, and then the development of sophisticated models to better understand and predict change.  The magazine translates this technical information into accessible descriptions of what’s know, what’s not.