The Arctic CHAMP Science Management Office was established to ensure adequate coordination across Arctic CHAMP, especially as ARCSS reconstitutes itself along new thematic initiatives. The Science Management Office serves as a central facility to catalyze ongoing synthesis studies of pan-arctic hydrology, and leads the coordination of modeling, field research, and monitoring efforts within Arctic CHAMP.
Arctic CHAMP is a funded activity of NSF/ARCSS. The first set of projects, funded under the title 'Arctic Freshwater Cycle: Land/Upper-Ocean Linkages' (or referred to as the 'Freshwater Integration study (FWI)'), links CHAMP, ASOF, and SEARCH.
The primary goal of SEARCH is to coordinate cross-agency and affilate organization activities on broad issues of Arctic system change. The figure below graphically represents the SEARCH Confederation and specific contributions to SEARCH by various Confederation 'States' (e.g. NSF-ARCSS, NOAA, NASA, DOD, USDA, etc.).
The Freshwater Integration study (FWI), which focuses on the Arctic hydrological cycle, is one such contribution. CHAMP is coordinating this effort, and the projects are sponsored by the NSF Office of Polar Programs.