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The PARCS program (science plan) was the paleoenvironmental component of the NSF Arctic System Science program from 2000 - 2005. From the spring of 2001, PARCS had two specific research goals that are articulated in the ESH Call for proposals for FY 2003:

The results of this research can be found here:

The ARCSS program and its components, have been transitioned to a new structure. Paleo research remains an integral part of the ARCSS science mission under the new structure. Information on the development of the new structure is available from the ARCSS website.

This website serves as a legacy site for the PARCS (and previously PALE) program. Please browse the syntheses, and data archive. We also encourage you to learn more about Arctic System Sciences.

~> tailwinds! - the parcs steering committee, smo, and dmo