This week on Member Space: The benefits of including Early Career Scientists as reviewers, NOAA Fisheries cancellation of surveys, Join NSF-funded Arctic Migration Research Coordination Network, Best Practices for Inclusive Remote Meetings

April 22, 2020
By Kelley Uhlig

Kelley Uhlig
 An Update for our Community on IARPC Collaboration’s use of ZoomMost of you will have heard of the security issues surrounding the video conferencing platform, Zoom. While IARPC Collaborations has used Zoom for some years, the restrictions on social interactions…Apr 17, 2020 by Kelley Uhlig 

Kelsey Aho The benefits to climate science of including early-career scientists as reviewers Publication supporting the inclusion of early-career scientists as reviewers! Access here: Co-authors: MathieuCasado, GwenaëlleGremion, @Paul Rosenbaum,… Apr 21, 2020 by Kelsey Aho

Candace Nachman NOAA Fisheries Announces Cancellation of Two Alaska Surveys for April-May 2020 On Monday, April 20, NOAA Fisheries announced more specific information on the impacts to our research schedule for April and May 2020. In support of Federal guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19,… Apr 21, 2020 by Candace Nachman

Kelley Uhlig Ground Truth Briefing: Policy and Action on Plastic Pollution in the Arctic Ocean GROUND TRUTH BRIEFING: POLICY AND ACTION ON PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN The Wilson Center's Polar Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School's Arctic Initiative recently released a report… Apr 23 by Kelley Uhlig 

Andrey N Petrov IASSA updates Principles and Guidelines for Conducting Ethical Research in the Arctic IASSA Council published a major update to the IASSA Principles and Guidelines for Conducting Ethical Research in the Arctic. This statement of principles has been formulated in accordance with the… Apr 20, 2020 by Andrey N Petrov

Amy Breen Would you help to create a web app to visualize landscape change in Alaska? We are seeking input via a community survey to prioritize which Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) for Alaska and northwestern Canada products to incorporate into a web-based application. The IEM is a… Apr 17, 2020 by Amy Breen

Meredith LaValley Gathering Early Career Researcher Input on Next Arctic Research Plan As IARPC initiates the development of our next 5-year Arctic Research Plan, we would like to encourage input from early career researchers and Arctic stakeholders. For those of you on our team that… May 7 by Meredith LaValley

Gijs de Boer Summary of IASC Atmosphere WG discussions at ASSW 2020 Please find attached a summary of the discussions held during the annual meeting of the IASC Atmosphere Working Group during this year's virtual Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW). Please feel free… Apr 16, 2020 by Gijs de Boer

Victoria Herrmann Join NSF-funded Arctic Migration Research Coordination Network today! Georgetown University, the University of Alaska Anchorage, and the Arctic Institute, welcome you to join a new NSF funded Research Coordination…Apr 16, 2020 by Victoria Herrmann 

Sara Pasqualetto New Podcast Episode of The IcePod - "How do you like your eggs?" Remote Sensing Episode number two of The IcePod is now online! For this fourth episode, we met with sea-ice physicist GunnarSpreen from the University of Bremen. GunnarSpreen from the University… Apr 16, 2020 by Sara Pasqualetto

Allen Pope Best Practices for Inclusive Remote Meetings The AGU recently released a guide for "Best Practices for Inclusive Remote Meetings". Even for those well-practiced on online meetings, there are some important points to remember so that everybody… Apr 16, 2020 by Allen Pope

Andrey N Petrov Developing Priorities for Arctic Social Sciences in the United States (Andrey Petrov)Discussion of the Priorities for Arctic Social Sciences in the United States Apr 15, 2020 by Andrey N Petrov 

Andrey N Petrov Arctic Social Sciences and COVID-19 Pandemic: IASSA Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic's Impacts and Responses IASSA Council Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impacts and Responses April 15, 2020 TO: IASSA members Arctic researchers Arctic residents Funding agencies Academic… Apr 15, 2020 by Andrey N Petrov

Anna Osiecka Request: Questionnaire on difficulties and abuse faced by early career marine environmentalists Dear Colleagues, I am currently running a survey of experiences of early career researches and conservationists within the marine sciences. The study focuses on experienced hardship and abuse,… Apr 15, 2020 by Anna Osiecka

Matthew Druckenmiller Reminder: ASSW 2021 Session Proposals due April 30, 2020 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2021 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from March 20-26, 2021 under the theme: “The Arctic: Regional changes, Global impacts”. The conference website… Apr 14, 2020 by Matthew Druckenmiller

Terri Edillon NSF Office of Polar Programs virtual office hours for information regarding NSF’s current operations The Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Sections in the NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) will be hosting virtual office hours this week to share information… Apr 17 by Terri Edillon 

Dorothy Castille NIH COVID-19 Targeted Funding Opportunity Notices The following is a list of recently released Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) for Urgent Competitive Revisions and Administrative Supplements encouraging COVID-19 behavioral and social sciences… Apr 14, 2020 by Dorothy Castille

Renee Crain Wagner USDA Resources for Rural Communities Responding to COVID-19 USDA put together this document of federal resources for rural communities responding to COVID-19. Please share this with your networks. If your agency has a similar resource, please post it to… Apr 13, 2020 by Renee Crain Wagner

Mike Kuperberg RFI on Earth System Predictability The National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC's) Fast Track Action Committee for Earth System Predictability (ESP-FTAC) requests public input on future Earth system predictability research and… Apr 13, 2020 by Mike Kuperberg 

Jeremy Littell Environmental and Energy Study Institute Congressional Briefing: Coastal Resilience in Alaska: TECT member Jeremy Littell will participate in an EESI congressional briefing on climate impacts in Alaska, focused on coastal resilience. Date: 4/21/20, 10:00 - 11:30 am AK time … Apr 13, 2020 by Jeremy Littell

Kelley Uhlig CAPS Webinar - Understanding the Arctic: The Future of China/Alaska Cooperation Understanding the Arctic: The Future of China/Alaska Cooperation Monday April 20 @ 2 pm AKDT, online via Zoom REGISTER HERE In a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q & A and discussion, Dr.… Apr 20 by Kelley Uhlig

Betsy Turner-Bogren Save the Date: SIPN2 Webinar - Tuesday, 28 April 2020 The Sea Ice Prediction Network – Phase 2 (SIPN2) announces an open webinar entitled, Understanding Stakeholder Information Needs for Sea-Ice Forecasting.The one-hour event will be held on… Apr 10, 2020 by Betsy Turner-Bogren 

Allen Pope Webinar / Online Workshop: Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion I’m part of the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement ( and their community call this month focus on topics which I thought might be of interest to this… Apr 22 by Allen Pope 

Chelsea Wegner Koch Working with Indigenous Communities Workshop Wondering how to respect and incorporate Indigenous knowledge into your research? Join us April 16th at 8-9:30pm EST for a workshop on working with Indigenous communities. The Association of Polar… Apr 16 by Chelsea Wegner Koch

Terri Edillon NSF Office of Polar Programs seeks Executive Officer for senior management team The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Officer position in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Alexandria, Va.… Apr 9, 2020 by Terri Edillon

Tina Buxbaum ACCAP Webinar: 2020 Alaska River Break-up Preview Speakers: Crane Johnson, National Weather Service, and Rick Thoman, ACCAP Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team POC: Tina Buxbaum (,… Apr 21 by Tina Buxbaum

Tina Buxbaum ACCAP Webinar: April 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing Speaker: Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team POC: Tina Buxbaum… Apr 17 by Tina Buxbaum 

Tina Buxbaum Webinar: Future changes in Alaska snow conditions from statistically downscaled climate projections Speaker: Jeremy Littell, Research Ecologist / Lead Scientist, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center USGS Sponsor: Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), A NOAA RISA Team Seminar… Apr 15 by Tina Buxbaum 

Amber Todoroff Coastal Resilience in Alaska: Programs and Policies Helping Communities Adapt in the Nation’s Fastest-Warming State RSVP here: The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on scientific developments and policy initiatives that are… Apr 21 by Amber Todoroff 

Ravi Darwin Sankar AOS 2020 Draft Conference Statement The Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) announce the release of the AOS 2020 Draft Conference Statement. This statement summarizes the main conclusions and call to… Apr 8, 2020 by Ravi Darwin Sankar

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