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Project Title: Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic

PIN: DELS-PRB-12-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Polar Research Board

Walser, Maggie

Subject/Focus Area:
Biology and Life Sciences; Earth Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies

Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic
February 21, 2013 - February 22, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Elizabeth Finkelman
Phone: 202-334-2472


Committee on Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic

National Academy of Sciences
Keck Center, 500 5th Street NW, Room 206
Washington, DC
February 21-22, 2013

Teleconference Information
1- 888-346-3950 access code – 557711#
If you are calling from abroad, please dial 404-260-5380 access code – 557711#
(If you plan to call in, please mute your phone when not speaking)
Logistical Support – Elizabeth Finkelman, 202-334-2472,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

CLOSED SESSION: 8:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.

OPEN SESSION: 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break and networking
3:00 p.m. Welcome and introductions, Stephanie Pfirman & Henry Huntington, Committee Co-Chairs
3:15 p.m. Remarks from sponsoring agency liaisons
NSF: Simon Stephenson/Kelly Falkner (invited)
DOE: Michael Kuperberg (invited)
USARC: John Farrell
Smithsonian: Igor Krupnik
NASA: Tom Wagner (invited)
NOAA: Kate Clark/Janet Intrieri (invited)
IARPC: Brendan Kelly
4:00 p.m. Remarks from other interested parties, continued discussion of Committee’s task
5:00 p.m. Open Session Adjourns

CLOSED SESSION: 5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Friday, February 22, 2013

CLOSED SESSION: 8:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Carin Ashjian
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Robert Hawley
Dartmouth College
David Hik
University of Alberta
Larry Hinzman
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Stephanie Pfirman
Barnard College
Amanda Lynch
Brown University
Michael Macrander
Shell Alaska
Gifford Miller
University of Colorado Boulder
Samuel Mukasa
University of New Hampshire
Ellen Mosley-Thompson
The Ohio State University
Tom Weingartner
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Via Phone:
Henry - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Kate - Ocean Networks Canada

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
-Overview of NRC process
-Study schedule and meeting objectives
-Discussion of the statement of task
-Composition, bias and conflict of interest discussion
-Travel logistics
-Talking to the public/press
-NRC report writing
-Workshop planning (structure, themes/questions, possible invitees, preliminary breakout planning)

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Sample NRC reports and reports in brief

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 25, 2013