The National Science Foundation Division of Arctic Sciences held two Town Halls on 7 December 2011 during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meetings in San Francisco. The Town Hall meetings provided a forum for open exchange on NSF activities and directions. Nearly 100 people participated in these meetings.
The Arctic Research Support and Logistics (RLS) Town Hall meeting was comprised of reports and discussion on specific topics including RLS program structure, priorities, and budget; personnel; safety requirements; environmental compliance; and communication between NSF's Division of Arctic Sciences and the research community. Renée Crain and Pat Haggerty presented and led this meeting.
The Arctic Division Town Hall meeting included reports and discussions about budget allocations; highlights, locations, and topics of currently funded projects; future activities; and new and evolving NSF programs. Brendan P. Kelly and William Wiseman presented and led this meeting.
For further information about these meetings, and to download the presentations, please go to: http://www.arcus.org/communitymeetings/agu/2011/town-hall-meetings or contact Renée Crain (rcrain [at] nsf [dot] gov) or Brendan P. Kelly (Brendan_P_Kelly [at] ostp [dot] eop [dot] gov).