Arctic Change Research: U.S. Government Interagency Collaboration I

June 25, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


As sea and land ice diminish and rapidly alter the Arctic environment, the implications for natural environments, human well-being, national security and economic development are great. While agencies face tighter budgets, interagency collaboration is crucial for understanding and forecasting this change. This discussion explores the current state of U.S. government investment in Arctic research and articulates how to move forward. Opening remarks will explain a vision for interagency collaboration, followed by the first of three discussions in which scientific program directors give an overview of current and planned investment in Arctic change research.