How to Connect with Arctic Research Across Boundaries

Organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States 25. August 2016

Saturday, October 8, 14:30-15:30

Location: Háaloft, Harpa Eighth Level

Arctic research spans disciplinary, institutional, national, and sector boundaries in pursuit of improved understanding and decision making for this vital region.  In order to work effectively across these boundaries, it is important to focus on effective communication, coordination, and collaboration. 

This interactive session will explore what is being done, and what could be done, to bridge boundaries and advance research. For example, ARCUS is an international organization that connects across boundaries through the Sea Ice Prediction Network, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), and PolarTREC programs, among others.  The session is designed to inform those engaged in research, decision-makers interested in a more effective research enterprise, and others interested in better understanding of the Arctic.


  • Robert Rich, Executive Director, Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.: Connecting Arctic Research Across Boundaries
  • Fran Ulmer, Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission: Setting Arctic Research Priorities within the U.S.
  • Maribeth S. Murray, Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary: A Binational Organization Advancing Arctic Research
  • Volker Rachold, Executive Secretary of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC): Identifying Priorities for International Arctic Research
  • Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen, Lead Coordinator of Isaaffik Arctic Gateway: Connecting Arctic Research, Education, Consultancy and Logistics (within the Kingdom of Denmark)