Polar Research Board Spring Meeting

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 16 March 2016 to 17 March 2016

Where: University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Akasofu Building, Room 417

More information: 
http://dels.nas.edu/Upcoming-Event/Spring-2016-Polar-Research-Board-Meeting/AUTO...

Summary

The Polar Research Board (PRB) of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has a long history of distinguished service to the polar community. First established in 1958, the PRB exists to promote excellence in polar science and to provide independent scientific guidance to federal agencies and the nation on science issues in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and cold regions in general. The PRB also serves as the U.S. National Committee (USNC) to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The Board convenes two meetings a year, typically in the spring and fall. Board meetings are designed to highlight important polar science issues. The PRB will convene their spring 2016 meeting in conjunction with the ASSW meeting in Fairbanks, AK. Additional details including an agenda will be posted on the PRB website in the coming weeks.