Arctic Futures 2050 Conference

September 4, 2019 – September 6, 2019 all-day
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue
NW Washington
DC 20418
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)

Arctic Futures 2050 will explore the opportunities and challenges for deeper dialogue between scientists, Indigenous knowledge holders, and those making and influencing policy. Our goal is to facilitate such dialogue and avenues to sustained collaboration. To that end, this conference asks:

  • What do we know, and what do we need to know about the Arctic, and why does it matter?
  • What challenges confront policy makers in the rapidly changing Arctic?
  • What basic research is needed to inform responses to Arctic change?
  • What applied research is needed to inform responses to change?
  • What tools can facilitate informing policy making with science and Indigenous knowledge?
  • What opportunities exist for partnerships between policy makers and scientists?