The Arctic Forum 2012 and the 24th ARCUS Annual Meeting

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
30 April 2012 to 2 May 2012
Where: 
Washington, D.C.

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. announces that the Arctic Forum 2012 will be held 30 April - 1 May 2012 in Washington, D.C. The 24th ARCUS Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Forum, on 2 May 2012. Both events will be convened in Washington, D.C.

The Arctic Forum is taking place as part of the American Geophysical Union's Science Policy Conference, which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. It will focus on the
science that helps inform policymakers' decisions. Within the Science Policy Conference, the Arctic Forum will assess gaps and priority needs for arctic scientific information to inform decision makers in policy formation for three key themes:

-Governance and Security in the Arctic
-Transportation and Energy Development
-Changing Arctic Ecosystems

The Forum will examine the current state of policymaker and public understanding of the issues. An important goal will be to foster an increased capacity for dialogue and action on arctic science-policy issues.

Abstracts for poster presentations are currently being accepted for the Arctic Forum, at: http://sites.agu.org/spconference/abstracts/. The submission deadline is Wednesday, 22 February 2012. Further information, including registration and an agenda, will be posted on the conference website (http://sites.agu.org/spconference) as available.

The ARCUS Annual Meeting will be held the morning of Wednesday, 2 May 2012. It serves to gather ARCUS member institution representatives, board members, and staff for an update on ARCUS business. The wider arctic community, agency personnel, and policymakers are invited to attend.

For further information, please follow the link below.