Arctic Environmental Futures: Nexus of Science, Policy, and Operations

Friday, September 29, 2017 | 10:00–11:30am EST
One Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

Join us for a SEARCH presentation on change and connections

Rapid climate and environmental change in the Arctic is shaping this critical region in unprecedented ways, while increasing attention toward global connections.

How do Arctic Environmental Futures affect science, policy and operations in this region and beyond? How can scientists and policymakers work together to define and answer the most pressing questions?

Leading Arctic scientists, policy makers, and emergency response officials will present and discuss the most recent research on Arctic change, extreme weather, indigenous communities, and emergency response operations.

Speakers will include:

  • Jennifer Francis, Research Professor, Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
  • Henry Huntington, Science Director for Arctic Projects, the PEW Charitable Trusts
  • Brendan Kelly, Executive Director, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)
  • Rafe Pomerance, Chair, Arctic21