The Interagency Arctic Research Committee (IARPC) and the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) will host a joint Town Hall event at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting on Thursday, 14 December 2017 from 12:30-1:30 p.m (Central Time) in Room 252-254 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
Recognizing the importance of science that is actionable by stakeholders, this Town Hall will engage the community in discussions of effective practices and new approaches. Examples of Arctic research addressing stakeholder needs will serve as test cases to examine: how are needs identified; how are questions appropriately framed to meet stakeholder needs; and what promotes and constrains research addressing those needs? The executive directors of SEARCH and IARPC will moderate discussion among SEARCH and IARPC teams and the broader community. Discussion questions will include:
- IARPC & SEARCH focus on different stakeholder audiences; what audiences are left out?
- Who is/should be targeting those other audiences?
- How might your efforts to engage stakeholders amplify—or be amplified by—the efforts of IARPC and SEARCH?
- What are effective approaches for communicating with diverse audiences?
Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact:
Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
Martin_O_Jeffries [at] ostp.eop.gov
Brendan P. Kelly
Study of Environmental Arctic Change
bpkelly [at] alaska.edu