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Arctic Research Infrastructure and Capabilities in North America

Hosted in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories and the Wilson Center Polar Institute.

Date & Time

Sep. 23, 2020
1:30pm – 3:00pm


Virtual Event
This event will be webcast live

Arctic Research Infrastructure and Capabilities in North America

Research stations and infrastructure in the North American Arctic (Alaska, Canada and Greenland) provide critical science and information about Arctic climate and environment, provide safe bases of operations, and can stimulate international collaboration.

Hosted in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, this panel aims to survey existing research infrastructure among the North American Arctic nations, explore existing gaps and discuss emerging opportunities for new capabilities or collaboration. Panelists will provide overviews of current research infrastructure in Alaska, Canada and Greenland and plans for addressing emerging needs. Moreover, they will highlight the need for close, international cooperation between North American research institutions.

Hosted By

Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more