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Arctic Environmental Futures: Nexus of Science, Policy, and Operations

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Rapid climate and environmental change in the Arctic is shaping this critical region in unprecedented ways, while increasing attention toward global connections. How do Arctic environmental futures affect science, policy, and operations in this region and beyond? How can scientists and policymakers work together to define and answer the most pressing questions?

Leading Arctic scientists, policymakers, and emergency response officials will present and discuss the most recent research on Arctic change, extreme weather, indigenous communities, and emergency response operations. 



  • Michael Sfraga

    Director, Global Risk and Resilience Program and Director, Polar Institute
  • Rafe Pomerance

    Chairman, Arctic 21; Senior Arctic Policy Fellow, Woods Hole Research Center


  • Jennifer Francis

    Research Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
  • Sherri Goodman

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security)
  • Henry Huntington

    Owner, Huntington Consulting (Eagle River, AK)
  • Brendan Kelly

    Executive Director, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)
  • RADM Joseph Nimmich, USCG (ret.)

    Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton; former Deputy Administrator, FEMA