PA032:
Science to Decision-Making: Using the Environmental Intelligence Framework to Constrain the Arctic Carbon Budget





Session ID#: 24110

Session Description:
Traditionally, the scientific process is often not aligned with decision-maker needs. Environmental Intelligence (EI) aims to resolve this disconnect by facilitating rapid delivery of essential information needed by decision makers faced with rapid environmental change. The EI framework is structured to integrate observations, modeling, and data efforts to provide a holistic, cross-cutting view that is central to decision support. As a case study, the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee EI Team is facilitating the development of a comprehensive Arctic carbon budget leading to an improved understanding of Arctic carbon cycling. The carbon focus was identified in light of a diverse set of issues including but not limited to permafrost thaw, ocean acidification, the reduction in sea ice cover, and increased frequency of high-latitude wildfires. This session aims to engage a broad spectrum of Arctic carbon-cycle researchers that can integrate their work to inform carbon-related policy on regional to national scales.
Primary Convener:  Emily Osborne, NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Conveners:  Jeremy T Mathis, NOAA Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States and Anjuli S Bamzai, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Public Affairs, Atmospheric Sciences, Global Environmental Change, and Ocean Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0702 Permafrost [CRYOSPHERE]
3339 Ocean/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4806 Carbon cycling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lori Bruhwiler, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Paul Arthur Berkman, Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA, United States
Peter L Pulsifer, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Marc Stieglitz, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States
Jeremy T Mathis, NOAA Arctic Research Program, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Emily Osborne, NOAA Climate Program Office, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Anjuli S Bamzai, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, United States and Sandra Starkweather, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States

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