Call for Nominations

Date: 
17 September 2012

Call for Nominations
Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic
U.S. National Research Council

Submission deadline: Friday, 5 October 2012

To submit a nomination, please contact:
Elizabeth Finkelman
Email: efinkelman@nas.edu

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The Polar Research Board announces a new National Research Council (NRC)
study on Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic.

This activity is designed to provide guidance on future research
questions in the Arctic over the next 10-20 years, identifying the key
scientific questions that are emerging in different realms of arctic
science and exploring both disciplinary realms (e.g., marine,
terrestrial, atmosphere, cryosphere, and social sciences) and cross
cutting realms (e.g., integrated systems science and sustainability
science). Based on the emerging research questions, the study will also
help identify research infrastructure needs (e.g., observation networks,
computing and data management, ship requirements, shore facilities,
etc.) and collaboration opportunities.

PRB is seeking nominations for membership on the ad hoc committee that
the NRC will appoint to write the report. The committee of 16 members
will meet approximately four times, including a small community workshop
and additional conference calls as necessary, to conduct the study and
write a report. The committee will need expertise in a range of areas
such as arctic marine and terrestrial systems (both ecological and
physical), atmosphere, cryosphere (including sea ice, land ice, and
permafrost), climate/weather, resource management, and selected social
sciences. PRB also seeks nominations for members who bring some
experience in science management, indigenous or traditional knowledge,
and international collaboration.

To make a nomination, please send the person's name, affiliation,
contact information, area of expertise, and a brief statement on why the
person is relevant to the study topic to:
Elizabeth Finkelman
Email: efinkelman@nas.edu

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