6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

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, Polar Initiative
    Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Rafe Pomerance

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