IARPC and SEARCH Joint Town Hall
14 December 2017, 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 252-254
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) and the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) announce an open meeting that will convene from 12:30-1:30 p.m. CST on Thursday, 14 December during the 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
IARPC and SEARCH recognize the importance of science that is actionable by stakeholders. This town hall will share their evolving approaches and engage the community in discussions of effective practices and new approaches. Examples of Arctic research addressing stakeholder needs will serve as test cases to examine: how needs are identified; how questions are appropriately framed to meet stakeholder needs; and what promotes and constrains research addressing those needs. The executive directors of SEARCH and IARPC will moderate discussion among SEARCH and IARPC teams and Town Hall participants.
Discussion questions will include:
• IARPC and SEARCH focus on different stakeholder audiences and what audiences are left out?
• Who is and who should be targeting those other audiences?
• How might related efforts to engage stakeholders amplify—or be amplified by—the efforts of IARPC and SEARCH?
• What are effective approaches for communicating with diverse audiences?
Light refreshments will be provided.