As for the scientific character of this project, one should notice, that the report is an interdisciplinary work. Thus, the interaction between human and bio-geophysical factors within the Arctic coastal area is one of the central subjects treated in the report.
Many aspects of indigenous living conditions in the coastal area such as the adaptation to environmental changes, the involvement of traditional knowledge, as well as the status of indigenous languages is treated throughout the report. The interdisciplinarity of this report is also reflected in the great number of authors and contributors, representing many disciplines, organizations, and countries.
Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat (IPS) is one of the contributing institutions to this report. As for contributions from IPS, an observation on the situation of endangered indigenous languages in Canada as well as a note on the language-environment interaction among speakers of indigenous languages in the Arctic have been incorporated in the report.
The report is available on www.arcticcoasts.org