IARPC Town Hall and Open House at AGU Today

December 12, 2018
By Jessica Rohde

Federal Interagency Cooperation: IARPC Town Hall at AGU

Wednesday, December 12, 12:30 to 1:30pm EST, Marriott Marquis, Independence Room E

A number of Federal agencies support basic research in the Arctic across a broad range of topics and disciplines, and according to their specific missions. To provide oversight and coordination at the highest levels, and to avoid unintended duplication, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in 1993. 

This Town Hall will provide an overview of the NSTC and three of its subcommittees that share an interest in Arctic research:

  • The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) (Arctic Research Policy Act of 1984) is charged with promoting Federal interagency coordination of Arctic research activities.
  • The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) (Global Change Research Act of 1990) is mandated to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”
  • The Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST) advances ocean science and technology across the federal government and with the broader ocean community.

Representatives of these groups will explain their particular approaches to coordination, and how cross- coordination supports the Arctic research enterprise and helps to improve the investment of Federal research funding.

IARPC Diversity & Inclusion Working Group Open House

Wednesday, December 12, 10:30 to 11:30am EST, Cambria Hotel Room Duke 2

Please join us in the Arctic Community Meeting Space in the Cambria Hotel Room Duke 2 during AGU to discuss topics and actions to be pursued by the newly formed IARPC Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. Recognizing the value of diversity and inclusiveness in Arctic science, this team encourages open conversations on how to increase inclusion and equity in scientific research to enhance problem-solving and improve innovative solutions.

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Join scientists from Federal, State, academic, NGO, and industry organizations working to accelerate the progress of Arctic research.

Membership in IARPC Collaborations is subject to approval and adherence to the codes of conduct.


Sara Bowden, IARPC Executive Secretary
(703) 447-7828

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