Meeting on Arctic Air Pollution: Exploring Collaborative Frameworks for Natural and Social Science

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 14 March 2016

Where: Fairbanks, Alaska

More information: 
http://www.igacproject.org/PACES

Summary

Organizers announce a workshop entitled "Arctic Air Pollution: Exploring Collaborative Frameworks for Natural and Social Science" that will take place in conjunction with Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW)/Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) on 14 March 2016, 3:00-6:00 p.m. AKST, in room 202 of the Gruening building on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The objective of the workshop is to map the breadth of potential approaches for collaboration between the air Pollution in the Arctic: Climate, Environment and Societies (PACES) program and Arctic communities, in particular those related to community monitoring possibilities. The workshop outcome will be a draft roadmap that recommends how these collaborations could be put into practice. This process will hopefully lead to a broader community workshop of
physical/chemical and social science researchers to develop these ideas. Those include considerations of whether this task can be taken on by workshop participants or whether a project with a dedicated budget and personnel is needed to conduct a full scoping study. Priority geographical areas and scientific topics will be identified, as well as criteria that help to assess how the expected effort for science/society collaborations will contribute to the overall PACES objectives related to improved knowledge about Arctic air pollution and its impacts.

This workshop is organized by the PACES program in partnership with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

A follow up discussion with a smaller group of participants will take place in the afternoon on 15 March, 2016.

For more information on the workshop or the PACES project, please visit the URL above.

For questions, please contact:
Sandy Starkweather
Phone: 303-402-9408
Email: sandy.starkweather [at] noaa.gov