Polar Research Board Fall Meeting (Day 3)

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 30 November 2021

Where: Online: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm AKST, 3:00-5:00 pm EST

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Link to Register for Meeting


The Polar Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (PRB / NASEM) will hold its Fall Board Meeting as a series of online sessions as shown below. If you are interested to join any of these sessions, please register at the link provided.

November 15 (3-5pm ET). This session will include: (i) discussions with select federal agency polar program leaders about current priorities, opportunities and challenges; (ii) updates on developments in international polar science cooperation through IASC and SCAR; (iii) updates on recent/current PRB (and related NASEM) activities.

November 19 (2-5pm ET). This session will explore current developments, and possible opportunities for new PRB efforts related to: (i) assessment of health risks/concerns for Arctic-region populations; (ii) prospects for expanding science cooperation in the Russian Arctic.

November 30 (3-5pm ET). This is a joint session with the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) and Ocean Studies Board (OSB) on “Tipping Points in the Climate System”. We will consider scientific advances made since the last major NASEM study on this topic (in 2013) and explore what new Academies activities could help advance scientific understanding and public communication about this concept.

More information about the NASEM Polar Research Board can be found here.