IARPC Town Hall and Open House at AGU Today
December 12, 2018
By Jessica Rohde
Federal Interagency Cooperation: Town Hall at
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 () in 1993.
This Town Hall will provide an overview of the and three of its subcommittees that share an interest in Arctic research:
- The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee () (Arctic Research Policy Act of 1984) is charged with promoting Federal interagency coordination of Arctic research activities.
- The U.S. Global Change Research Program () (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 () 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.
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 to discuss topics and actions to be pursued by the newly formed 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.