Past Event

Science Priorities for a Changing Arctic

4:00 PM Eastern - 6:30 PM Eastern
September 29, 2016

Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

Watch the videos of the event here!

September 29 Panel Discussion and Reception: Scientific Priorities for a Changing Arctic

The public is invited on September 29 for a recap and discussion of the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial even taking place on September 28. At the White House event, ministers of science, chief science advisors, and other officials from countries around the world, as well as representatives from indigenous groups, will address the collective actions and innovative collaborations needed to enhance scientific understanding of the rapidly changing Arctic. This Academies' event and reception provides an opportunity to broaden the conversation to all those interested in the Arctic science and policy. Panelists will include officials from the White House and others who are involved in the Ministerial discussions.

As an exciting cultural addition to the program, producers of a new large format 3D film about Greenland will share their storytelling strategies and the process of using immersive cinema, virtual reality and the perspectives of climate scientists and extreme athletes to expand public understanding of the Arctic environment. Presenters will represent producing partners Giant Screen Films, Teton Gravity Research, and Golden Gate 3D.

The event will take place from 4:00-5:30 pm followed by a reception from 5:30-6:30 pm. The event will be webcast.

Support for this event is provided by the US Arctic Research Commission and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.