The 2013 ARCUS Annual Meeting took place Wednesday, 26 June 2013 in Washington, D.C. at the Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center. It gathered ARCUS member institution representatives, board members, and staff, as well as interested agency representatives and community members, for an update on ARCUS programs and activities.
The meeting was also available online via Blackboard Collaborate, a virtual meeting platform, for those unable to attend in person.
The Annual Meeting was held in conjunction with the 2013 Arctic Forum, held Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The Arctic Forum was coordinated as part of a larger Science Policy Conference hosted by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), aimed at natural and social scientists and decision makers. The meeting focused on the science that helps inform policymakers' decisions related to energy, natural hazards, technology and infrastructure, climate, oceans, and the Arctic.
The Arctic Forum track of the Science Policy Conference focused on U.S. Government Interagency Collaboration for Arctic Change Research. Discussions included the current state of U.S. government investment in Arctic research; plans for future investments; and research gaps, the U.S. government's role in research, and opportunities for interagency collaborations to address challenges facing the Arctic.
The Science Policy Conference website, including the complete agenda, is available here.