How to Connect With Arctic Research Across Boundaries

Arctic Circle Assembly Breakout Session

Event Type: Lectures/Panels/Discussions

When: 8 October 2016

Where: Háaloft, Harpa Eighth Level, Harpa Conference Center, Reykjavik

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Time: 2:30-3:30pm GMT

The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) has organized a breakout session titled "How to Connect with Arctic Research Across Boundaries" at this year's Arctic Circle Assembly being held 7-9 October in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Session Description:
Arctic research spans disciplinary, institutional, national, and sector boundaries in pursuit of improved understanding and decision making for this vital region. In order to work effectively across these boundaries, it is important to focus on effective communication, coordination, and collaboration. This interactive session will explore what is being done, and what could be done, to bridge boundaries and advance research. For example, ARCUS is an international organization that connects across boundaries through the Sea Ice Prediction Network, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), and PolarTREC programs, among others. The session is designed to inform those engaged in research, decision-makers interested in a more effective research enterprise, and others interested in better understanding of the Arctic.

Session Speakers & Topics:

  • Robert Rich, Executive Director, ARCUS: Connecting Arctic Research Across Boundaries.
  • Fran Ulmer, Executive Director, United States Arctic Research Commission: Setting Arctic Research Priorities within the U.S. Government.
  • Maribeth Murray, Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America; Professor, University of Calgary: A Binational Organization Advancing Arctic Research.
  • Volker Rachold – Executive Secretary of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC): Identifying Priorities for International Arctic
  • Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen, Lead Coordinator: Arctic Science Partnership (ASP), Isaaffik Arctic Gateway: Connecting Arctic Research, Education, Consultancy and Logistics (within the Kingdom of Denmark).

About the Arctic Circle Assembly
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly has become the largest international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from 50 countries. The Assembly is held every October at the Harpa Conference Center and Conference Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland. To learn more about the Assembly please visit:

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