Panel Discussion: Scientific Priorities for a Changing Arctic

September 22, 2016
By Jessica Rohde

The public is invited on September 29 for a recap and discussion of the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial even taking place on September 28. At the White House event, ministers of science, chief science advisors, and other officials from countries around the world, as well as representatives from indigenous groups, will address the collective actions and innovative collaborations needed to enhance scientific understanding of the rapidly changing Arctic. This Academies' event and reception provides an opportunity to broaden the conversation to all those interested in the Arctic science and policy. Panelists will include officials from the White House and others who are involved in the Ministerial discussions.

As an exciting cultural addition to the program, producers of a new large format 3D film about Greenland will share their storytelling strategies and the process of using immersive cinema, virtual reality and the perspectives of climate scientists and extreme athletes to expand public understanding of the Arctic environment. Presenters will represent producing partners Giant Screen FilmsTeton Gravity Research, and Golden Gate 3D.

Although the in person event is at capacity, the event will be webcast. Please register for the webcast here. You may also view the agenda at the PRB website

Support for this event is provided by the US Arctic Research Commission and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Posted by Jessica Rohde on behalf of Lauren Everett, Polar Research Board

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