Communicating science to policy: Writing policy briefs on why your science matters
Session 2: February 15, 2024 | 2:00-3:30pm MT
Session 1: January 18, 2024
This workshop will discuss the process and benefits of communicating the societal relevance of research through short (1-2 page) policy briefs. Participants have the opportunity to work on developing a brief with experienced guidance and to submit briefs for publication in "Arctic Answers"—a special peer-reviewed section with the journal Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. This is the second of three sessions. The first was held on January 18, for which the slides and recording of the introduction are posted here. The third session will be held in-person at the upcoming 2024 NNA Annual Community Meeting. Participants can join all sessions for maximum benefit and progress on their briefs or join fewer sessions to learn the basics. These sessions are organized by the NNA-CO in partnership with the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH). Learn more here.
Greenland Research Discussion
February 21, 2024 | 11:00am-12:00pm MT
Join other NNA Greenland researchers to discuss the Greenland National Research strategy, organized by the NNA-CO. The goal of this session is for U.S.-based researchers working in Greenland to understand the Greenland National Research Strategy from a U.S. perspective and consider what the strategy implies for researcher preparation, coordination, and next steps. This discussion will prepare participants to engage more fully with the Research Strategy and Greenland people and organizations, including at the March NNA Annual Meeting and beyond.
Register to join the meetup and we look forward to seeing you there. Please note that participants are expected to read the Greenland National Research Strategy before meeting and come prepared to discuss its contents.
2024 NNA Annual Community Meeting
March 5-7, 2024 | Washington, DC
The 2024 NNA Community Meeting will take place during March 5-7, 2024 in Washington, DC, jointly hosted by the NNA-CO and George Washington University (GWU) and held at the University Student Center on GWU’s Foggy Bottom campus.
This meeting will provide an opportunity for NNA researchers, NNA project partners, Arctic Indigenous community members, Indigenous organizations, policymakers, and federal agency partners to come together to consider the state of research and research relations within and beyond the NNA Initiative.
Please visit the meeting website for more information.
NNA-CO at ASSW 2024 - Addressing inequities in Arctic research through unlearning and learning: Co-creating a theory of change
22 March 2024 | 16:00 - 18:00 (UK)
The need for more equitable approaches to performing Arctic research has been widely recognized by Arctic Indigenous communities and many Arctic researchers. In response to this, the NNA-CO is interested in advancing tools and approaches to assist Arctic researchers and partners in unlearning harmful methodologies and learning more equitable approaches based in the foundations of knowledge co-production. In this workshop, attendees will hear a series of invited presentations which highlight different perspectives, approaches, and programs that work to address inequity in Arctic research through learning and unlearning. Workshop organisers will then lead the group in a thoughtful discussion on identifying new ideas and solutions to inequities in Arctic research. We will also discuss “a theory of change”—what the intended and anticipated outcomes of increasing equity are for the future of Arctic research and its ability to practically and meaningfully address societal issues across the Arctic.