Call for Registration
ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)
Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Robert Corell, Global Environmental Technology Foundation
Presentation Title: Why the Arctic Matters at All?
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The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is pleased to
announce the next Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring Robert
Corell, Principal of the Global Environmental Technology Foundation. The
event will be held in the ARCUS D.C. office at 1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington D.C. on Friday, 14 April 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT.
This seminar will also be available as a webinar live-stream for those
unable to attend in person.
Registration is required for this event.
The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series brings some of the leading
Arctic researchers to Washington, D.C. to share the latest findings and
what they mean for decision-making. These seminars will be of interest
to federal agency officials, congressional staff, non-governmental
organizations, associations, and the public.
This seminar titled "Why the Arctic Matters at All?" will be presented
by Robert Corell and will discuss the sweeping changes occurring in the
earth's climate system that will impact communities in the Arctic and
all over the world.
Robert W. Corell is a Principal at the Global Environment Technology
Foundation and leads its Center for Energy and Climate Solutions. He has
several recent academic appointments, including an Adjunct Professorship
at the University of Miami's Department of Ocean Sciences, and
Professorship at the University of the Arctic. He recently held the
Arctic Chair at the University of Tromso, Norway, is Chair of the Board
and Chief Scientist at the International Sea Level Institute, and is a
Senior Fellow at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. He most recently
led a comprehensive study of governance issues in the circumpolar
Arctic. In 2013, he chaired and was the lead author of the 2013 United
Nations Environment (UNEP) Year Book on "The View from the Top Searching
for Responses to a Rapidly Changing Arctic" and the Co-Chair of the 2016
UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO)-6 North American Regional
Assessment. In 2010, Robert was awarded an Honorary Doctor of
Veterinarian Medicine by the Norwegian School of Veterinarian Science
and a 2008 Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Alaska,
Anchorage. In 2003 the Board on Geographical Names named a glacial
feature in Antarctica the "Corell Cirque."
Robert is actively engaged in research concerned with the sciences of
global change and the interface between science and public policy,
particularly research activities that are focused on global and regional
climate change, related environmental issues, and science to facilitate
understanding of vulnerability and sustainable development. He is the
lead editor of "The Arctic in the World Affairs: Emerging Issues, Policy
Responses," a book to be released in June 2017. He has published several
dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters during the past decade
and is a Science Advisor to the National Geographic TV series, "Years of
Robert was Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science
Foundation (1987-2000) where he had oversight for the Atmospheric,
Earth, Ocean Sciences, Polar Programs and was Chair of the United States
Global Change Research Program (1987-2000). He was also a professor and
academic administrator at the University of New Hampshire. He is an
oceanographer and engineer by background and training, having received
Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees at Case Western Reserve University and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has also held visiting
scientist appointments at the Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography,
the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the University of
This event is a brown-bag lunch that will be held in the ARCUS D.C.
office (1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. Fourth Floor). Cookies
and beverages will be provided. A live webinar is also available to
those unable to attend in person. Instructions for accessing the event
online will be sent to webinar registrants prior to the event.
For those of you on Twitter, we also invite you to join us in
live-tweeting the event using the hashtag #arcuswebinar.
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For questions, contact:
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Arctic Research Consortium of the U. S. (ARCUS)
Office: (907) 450-1622
Cell: (206) 697-2822
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