Foundations for Sustained Arctic Observing: Connecting Observational Networks to Societal Benefit

Session ID#: 27058

Session Description:
As the Arctic region faces rapid climate, environmental, and societal change, a sustained Arctic Observing Network has been identified as necessary for coordinating research priorities, observations, data collection and management, and knowledge mobilization to meet societal needs. The desired interconnectivity extends both across the Arctic’s foundational research and observing infrastructure and across the science, local and Indigenous, policy, and stakeholder communities necessary to ensure comprehensive approaches to providing societal benefit across and beyond the region. The success of a network relies on mechanisms and well-communicated strategies for assembling sustained contributions that are resilient to funding constraints, evolving research priorities, and emerging challenges for science and society. This session will discuss various components of a sustained Arctic Observing Network, such as, but not limited to, best practices for delivering information and data services, the development of climate and early warning indicators, and community based monitoring.
Primary Convener:  Matthew L Druckenmiller, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Sandra Starkweather, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Jan René Larsen, Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks, Oslo, Norway
Co-Organized with:
Cryosphere, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

1621 Cryospheric change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
9315 Arctic region [GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Steven M Lev, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States and Jason Gallo, Science & Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Florence M Fetterer, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States and Ann K Windnagel, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States
Peter L Pulsifer, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Kent Randall Anderson1, Sebastien Bonaime2, John F Clinton3, Trine Dahl-Jensen4, Wojciech M Debski5, Domenico Giardini6, Aladino Govoni7, Masaki Kanao8, Tine B Larsen9, Stanislaw Lasocki10, Won Sang Lee11, David A. McCormack12, Svein Mykkeltveit13, Meredith Nettles14, Eleonore Stutzmann2, Angelo Strollo15, Justin R Sweet16, Seiji Tsuboi17 and Martin Vallee2, (1)Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, (3)ETH Zurich, Swiss Seismological Service, Zurich, Switzerland, (4)GEUS, Copenhagen, Denmark, (5)Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, (6)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (7)National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy, (8)NIPR National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan, (9)Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, København K, Denmark, (10)Institute of Geophysics PAS, Warsaw, Poland, (11)Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, South Korea, (12)CNRL Canada Natural Resources Limited, Calgary, AB, Canada, (13)NORSAR, Kjeller, Norway, (14)Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY, United States, (15)Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany, (16)IRIS, Socorro, NM, United States, (17)Data Research Center for MES, Kanagawa, Japan
Sinéad Louise Farrell, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Michael Brady, Rutgers University, Geography, Piscataway, NJ, United States

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