Sarah Trainor was welcomed to IARC in 2012, along with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) and the Alaska Fire Science Consortium. As Director of both organizations, Trainor oversees the organizations’ missions to improve links between climate and wildfire science and society, through better communication of science research and strong relationships with stakeholders. Trainor has been published and recognized widely for her work, which includes project support from the US Department of the Interior, the Joint Fire Sciences Program, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In a warming climate, long-term monitoring and research in the American Arctic is crucial. To address this, the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) implemented the Scenarios Project to help natural resource management agencies better direct research and monitor change in the Arctic using a scenarios framework.