REMINDER - Call for Seminar and Webinar Registration: Community Science in Arctic Research and Observing

Date: 
4 April 2019

REMINDER: Call for Registration
ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at 8:00-9:00 a.m. AKDT
Presentation Title: Community Science in Arctic Research and Observing – Past, Present, and Future
Speakers: Elena Sparrow (UAF, Winterberry Project), Marilyn Sigman (Alaska Sea Grant), Michael Køie Poulsen (NORDECO, INTAROS), and Ted Cheeseman (Polar Citizen Science Collective)

To register for the event, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/research-seminar-series


The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the next Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring Elena Sparrow (UAF), Marilyn Sigman (Alaska Sea Grant), Michael Køie Poulsen (Nordic Foundation for Development and Ecology), and Ted Cheeseman (Polar Citizen Science Collective). The event will be co-hosted with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and held on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 8:00-9:00 a.m. AKDT on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. This seminar will also be available as a webinar live-stream for those unable to attend in person.

Registration is required for this event.

Please note, the in-person seminar will convene in room 501 of the Akasofu Building (2160 Koyukuk Drive) on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.

This seminar, titled Community Science in Arctic Research and Observing: Past, Present, and Future, will feature four speakers. Each presenter will discuss how they have engaged Arctic residents or visitors in the process of data collection to enhance the understanding of northern environments and how they are changing today. There will be a Q&A period following the presentations, centered on how insights gained from current projects can help foster the role of civic participation in the future of Arctic research and observing.

Presenters will include:

  • Elena Sparrow (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Winterberry Project): Engaging Youth and Community Members in Scientific Investigations and Civic Action Through Citizen Science;
  • Marilyn Sigman (Alaska Sea Grant): Alaska CoastWatch Project – Using Citizen Science to Engage Alaskan Youth in Strengthening Community Resilience;
  • Michael Køie Poulsen (Nordic Foundation for Development and Ecology, Integrated Arctic Observation System): Enhancing Community-Based Observing Programs in the Arctic; and
  • Ted Cheeseman (Polar Citizen Science Collective, Happywhale Project): Creating Polar Ambassadors through Citizen Science.

The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series invites leading Arctic researchers and community leaders to share their latest findings and what they mean for decision-making. These seminars will be of interest to the international Arctic research community, federal agency officials, congressional staff, non-governmental organizations, Arctic educators, and the public.

A live webinar is available to those unable to attend in person. Instructions for accessing the event online will be sent to webinar registrants prior to the event.

For those of you on Twitter, we invite you to join us in live-tweeting the event using the hashtag #arcuswebinar.

For more information and to register for the event, go to:
https://www.arcus.org/research-seminar-series

For questions, contact:
Stacey Stoudt
Email: stacey [at] arcus.org