NNA Annual Community Meeting 2021
November 8-10; 8am-1:30pm Alaska / 10am-3:30pm Mountain / 12pm-5:30pm Eastern
The 2021 NNA Annual Community Meeting for investigators and partners will be held on November 8-10, 2021. This meeting, held in cooperation between the NNA-CO and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) NNA Working group, will provide an important opportunity for NNA project teams, Arctic community members, Indigenous and Traditional knowledge holders, decision makers and other experts to gather to discuss and highlight progress, opportunities, and challenges across the NNA initiative. This meeting will host plenary presentations, discussion panels, workshop style events, and collaboratively developed training opportunities.
The meeting will be held virtually this year using the conference app Whova. This will enable participants to attend virtual panels, workshops, and plenary sessions, as well as connect with other participants through virtual networking or discussion boards, and plan personalized agendas for each day. All sessions will be available via Zoom as well for those who do not wish to download the free Whova app.
Check out the meeting Whova site for more details.
Registrants can sign into the Whova portal to set personalized agendas, access meeting documents, engage with other participants, and more.
Registration is open. Please register for the meeting here.
AGU Fall Meeting Session - Arctic Education & Outreach - Effective ways of engaging diverse learners in Arctic science (ED004)
The changing polar environments have created important scientific and societal concerns in high and lower latitudes. In this session we will share effective approaches, frameworks and examples of how to promote a broad understanding and awareness of the changing Arctic and the related societal implications. The session will highlight effective strategies to inspire learners in both formal and informal learning contexts as well as communities. We also invite papers on effective ways of community engagement, co-design of educational and outreach activities, and fostering intergenerational or cross-cultural learning through Arctic Indigenous knowledge, science and observation.
Learn more here.
AGU Fall Meeting Session - Coordination for Use-Inspired Convergence Research and Equitable Collaboration in the Arctic: A Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) Community Town Hall (TH45I)
December 16, 2021
6:15pm - 7:15pm CT (Convention Center - Room 391-392)
As climate change warms the Arctic more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet, communities across the region face new and abundant challenges, including coastal erosion, food security, increasing shipping traffic and more. The National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative aims to improve understanding of Arctic change and to advance actionable knowledge through convergence research—collaborative research that draws on information and expertise from across disciplines and knowledge systems, including Indigenous Knowledge, to solve complex challenges. The Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) supports this mission by building awareness, partnerships, opportunities, and resources for collaboration and equitable knowledge generation within, among, and beyond NNA-funded research projects. The NNA-CO is hosting this Town Hall to highlight and discuss current efforts to promote inclusive and collaborative research design and implementation; increase recognition of Indigenous knowledge and data sovereignty; and coordinate effective knowledge dissemination, education, and outreach. Current and prospective NNA researchers and collaborators are invited, along with anyone interested in learning more about convergence research and approaches for equitable research collaboration in the Arctic.