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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
May 7, 2013 - May 9, 2013
Marriott Anchorage Downtown
Fairbanks Room
Anchorage, AK

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


DRAFT AGENDA – Structure and Times of Breakout Sessions are Subject to Change

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

8:00 a.m., Breakfast Served

8:30 a.m., Welcome and Purpose of Workshop
Henry Huntington, Stephanie Pfirman, Committee Co-Chairs

9:00 a.m., Keynote Presentation:, F. Stuart Chapin, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

9:45 a.m., Break

10:00 a.m., Introductory Panel
Jane Lubchenco, Former NOAA Administrator
Karl Erb, Former Director, OPP, NSF
Waleed Abdalati, Former NASA Chief Scientist
Moderator: Sam Mukasa, University of New Hampshire

10:45 a.m., Discussion

11:00 a.m., Panel on Coordination
Leslie Holland-Bartels, USGS
Dennis Lassuy, NSSI
Philip Martin, USFWS
Molly McCammon, AOOS
Francis Wiese, NPRB
Dee Williams, BOEM
Moderator: Michael Macrander, Shell Alaska

12:00 p.m., Group Discussion

12:30 p.m., Working Lunch

1:30 p.m., Participant Panel I
(each participant will have 5 minutes to present 3 slides)
Moderator: Tom Weingartner
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

2:30 p.m., Emerging Questions Breakout

3:30 p.m., Break

4:00 p.m., Emerging Questions Report Back & Discussion

5:00 p.m., Break

6:00 p.m., Workshop Dinner

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

8:30 a.m., Breakfast Served,

9:00 a.m., Keynote Presentation, Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor of Alaska

9:45 a.m., Participant Panel II
Moderator: Carin Ashjian
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

10:45 a.m., Break

11:15 a.m., Technology/Instrumentation/Models Breakout

12:00 p.m., Working Lunch

1:00 p.m., Technology Report Back & Discussion

1:45 p.m., Infrastructure/Logistics Breakout

2:30 p.m., Break

2:45 p.m., Infrastructure Report Back & Discussion

3:30 p.m., Group Discussion

4:15 p.m., Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m., Workshop Adjourns

Thursday, May 9, 2013
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CLOSED SESSION

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Henry Huntington
Stephanie Pfirman
Carin Ashjian
Laura Bourgeau-Chavez
Jennifer Francis
Robert Hawley
Taqulik Hepa
David Hik
Larry Hinzman
Michael Macrander
Gifford Miller
Samuel Mukasa
Tom Weingartner

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion of the workshop included a review of the workshop presentations, a review of the breakout group discussions, and the identification of key points from the workshop. During the discussion about remaining information gaps, the committee identified topics and speakers for upcoming meetings in Ottawa and DC, prospective interviewees, as well as a strategy for broader community input. Finally, the committee developed a draft report outline and section assignments.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Meeting Agenda

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: May 21, 2013