Greenland-U.S. Research Cooperation: Exploring a New Model for Research in Greenland

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 9 September 2019

Where: Washington DC and Online: 8:30am-12:30pm AKDT, 12:30-4:30 pm EDT

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Summary

Greenland's environment is rapidly changing as sea ice melts and glaciers crumble, and the effects of climate change are plain to see. While this has attracted scientists from around the globe for decades, Greenlandic society has seen few direct benefits of this increasing focus. Greenlandic and American research institutions now seek stronger bilateral relations that leverage the resources and expertise of researchers, and capacity building and better inclusion of stakeholders and community members. Collaboration between Greenland and the U.S. can yield better research, consider more diverse perspectives, articulate the benefits of research to Greenlandic society, and train the next generation in this framework.

Please join the Greenland Representation in Washington DC and the Wilson Center's Polar Institute and Global Europe Program for this next installment of the Greenland Dialogues. The program will also discuss the findings and recommendations of a National Science Foundation workshop that explored ways to strengthen and enhance research collaborations between the U.S. and Greenland.