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CU Boulder to host an NSF-funded Greenland natural science data workshop

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This fall, the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder will host a Greenland natural science data workshop to bring together members of the data and research community to share plans, discuss open opportunities and chart necessary developments in Greenland-focused data and tools to support the next decade of science in service to communities in Greenland and across the globe. Funding for the workshop will be provided by the National Science Foundation's Arctic Natural Sciences program and it will be held on October 5 and 6, 2022, both in-person and online/virtually. 

With the swift expansion of Greenland-focused research, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other funders have supported the development of key data, tools and programs. As these projects mature, coordination and community discussion is required to ensure that projects are working together, that gaps in data, tools and workflows are identified, and that there is a shared vision for future development that can support efficient and effective research across a broadening group of participants. The workshop will focus primarily on data, tools, and workflows necessary to improve organization and insight within the natural sciences and ensure this community is well-prepared to contribute within broad models of co-production and interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary or convergent research. We hope that the workshop is one activity within a larger continuum that should include data use, data sovereignty, and co-production discussions hosted in Greenland. 

Workshop attendees will work together to:

  • Map the ecosystem of Greenland natural science data archives, tools, and workflows;
  • Identify and prioritize gaps in the data and tool ecosystem;
  • Brainstorm routes to close gaps in the data to insight system; 
  • Bring judgment and prioritization to identified routes.

Complimentary agendas will accommodate in-person and virtual participation.

For more information, including the application for attending, please visit:

Application deadline: August 1, 2022

Participants will be selected based on application information, achieving a large cross section of perspectives and available participation support budget.

Please direct any questions about the workshop to Twila Moon and Elizabeth Cassano