Program

  • Arctic Futures 2050 Conference
  • 4-6 September 2019
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Draft Program (last updated 16 July 2019)

Time Event
Day 1 WEDNESDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER
SETTING THE STAGE
8:30 am

Welcome and Introduction to Conference

  • Brendan P. Kelly, SEARCH
8:50 am

Past and Future Environments of the Arctic

  • Kirk Johnson, National Museum of Natural History
9:10 am

Indigenous Peoples and Arctic Environmental Change

  • Dalee Sambo Dorough, Inuit Circumpolar Conference
9:30 am

What Will Arctic Policy Makers Need to Know in 2050?

  • Heather Zichal, Blue Prosperity Coalition
9:50 am

Questions and Answers

10:15 am Break
COLLABORATION FOR INFORMING POLICY
10:45 am

Welcoming remarks (by video)

  • The Honorable Lisa Murkowski
10:50 am

Urgency of Collaborating to Inform Arctic Policy

  • Moderator: Angela Bednarek, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Panel: Gifford Wong, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
  • Merritt Turetsky, University of Guelph
  • Melanie Bahnke, Kawerak, Inc.
MAKING SCIENCE AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ACTIONABLE – I
11:30 am

Indigenous Knowledge Approaches to Informing Policy

  • Moderator: Raychelle Daniel, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Panel: George Noongwook, Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (invited)
  • Austin Ahmasuk, Kawerak, Inc.
  • Charlene Stern, Tanana Chiefs Conference
12:15 pm

Guidance to posters and lunch (Francis Wiese)

12:30 pm Lunch and Posters
2:00 pm

Barents Sea Fisheries: Informing Management Under Rapid Change

  • Moderator: Ambassador David Balton, Wilson Center
  • Panel: Alf Håkon Hoel, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
  • Anne Christine Brusendorff, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
  • Marit Reigstad, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
2:45 pm Break
3:15 pm

How Predictions and Models Inform the Future

  • Marika Holland, National Center for Atmospheric Research
3:45 pm

Modeling Risks in the Arctic System

  • Julie Loisel & Zenon Medina Cetina, Texas A&M University
4:30 pm Reception and Posters

Time Event
Day 2 THURSDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER
IMPLICATIONS OF CHANGE AND WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW
8:30 am

Melting Ice and Thawing Permafrost: Local, Regional, and Global Implications

  • Moderator: Gifford Wong, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
  • Panel: David Behar, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Jennifer Francis, Woods Hole Research Center
  • Maija Lukin, United States National Park Service
  • Ted Schuur, Northern Arizona University
  • Waleed Abdalati, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
10:00 am Break
10:30 am

Implications of Changing Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Moderator: George Kling, University of Michigan
  • Panel: Barbara Blake, First Alaskans Institute
  • Colleen Iversen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Gunn-Britt Retter, Saami Council
11:15 am

Implications of Changing Marine Ecosystems

  • Moderator: Francis Wiese, Stantec
  • Panel: Lene Holm, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
  • Ann Robertson, Legislative Assistant, Senator Murkowski (Alaska)
  • Paul Wassman, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
12:00 pm Lunch and Posters (Andrea Fisher)
USING WHAT WE KNOW - I
1:30 pm

Inclusive Planning for Changing Arctic Futures: Table-Top Exercise to Prepare for a Nuclear Shipping Incident

  • Moderator: Sherri Goodman, Wilson Center
  • Panel: Lawson Brigham, University of Alaska Fairbanks (invited)
  • Phil Brown, NORAD & USNORTHCOM J74
  • Jennifer Francis, Woods Hole Research Center
  • Zachary D. Hamilla, The Arctic Studio (invited)
  • Shannon Jenkins, U.S. Coast Guard
  • David Kennedy, NOAA (invited)
  • Randy “Church” Key, Arctic Domain Awareness Center
  • Rebecca Pincus, US Naval War College
  • Mark Rosen, CAN (Gen. Counsel) / Retired Navy Intel (invited)
  • Gail Schubert, Bering Straits Native Corporation (invited)
  • James Townsend, Wilson Center
  • Jonathan W. White, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
3:00 pm Break
MAKING SCIENCE AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE ACTIONABLE – II
3:30 pm

Subsistence Whaling: Indigenous & Scientific Knowledge Informing Policy

  • Moderator: Brendan P. Kelly, SEARCH
  • Panel: Craig George, The North Slope Borough
  • Mayor Harry Brower, Jr., The North Slope Borough
  • Michael Tillman, U.S. Marine Mammal Commission
4:15 pm Reception and Posters

Time Event
Day 3 FRIDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER
USING WHAT WE KNOW - II
8:30 am

Informing Marine Conservation Areas in the Arctic

  • Moderator: Geoff Green, Students on Ice
  • Panel: Kevin McNamee, Parks Canada (invited)
  • Natan Obed, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (invited)
IMPLICATIONS OF CHANGE AND WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW - II
9:15 am

Social Implications of Arctic Change: The Example of Shishmaref, Alaska

  • Moderator: Henry Huntington, SEARCH
  • Panel: Darlene Turner, Village of Shishmaref
  • Elizabeth Marino, Oregon State University
  • Lindsay Solie Jensen, Legislative Assistant, Senator Sullivan (Alaska)
10:00 am Break
10:30 am

Emerging Research in the Arctic

  • Moderator: Betsy Baker, North Pacific Research Board
  • Panel: Hajo Eicken, International Arctic Research Center, U. of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Gary Geernaert, Department of Energy
  • Stacy Rasmus, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Minik Rosing, University of Copenhagen
11:30 am

Considerations for Emerging Research: Capacity and Scale

  • Moderator: Priyanka Hooghan, Committee on Science, Space, & Technology (invited)
  • Panel: Nagruk Harcharek, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation
  • Justiina Dahl, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
  • Colleen Strawhacker, U.S. National Science Foundation
12:15 pm Lunch and Posters
TAKING STOCK
2:00 pm

Informing Arctic Policy

  • Moderator: Erica Goldman, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • John Holdren, Kennedy School, Harvard University
  • Markku Ollikainen, Chairperson of the Finnish Climate Change Panel
  • Volker Rachold, Alfred Wegener Institute, German Arctic Office
3:00 pm

Ways Forward

  • Moderator: Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission
  • Panel: Nikoosh Carlo, CNC North Consulting
  • Terry Chapin, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Julienne Stroeve, University College London
4:00 pm

Next Steps

  • Brendan P. Kelly, SEARCH
4:30 pm Meeting Adjourns