4 September 2019

NSIDC Scientists Discuss “Arctic Futures” in Washington, D.C., This Week

National Snow and Ice Data Center: A Key Resource for Arctic Decision Makers Poster.This National Snow and Ice Data Center: A Key Resource for Arctic Decision Makers poster was created for presentation at the Arctic Futures 2050 Conference this week in Washington, D.C. Credit: NSIDC |High-resolution image
Four National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) scientists, including Matt Druckenmiller, Alia Khan, Twila Moon, and Julienne Stroeve, are participating in the Arctic Futures 2050 Conference this week in Washington, D.C. The conference, which takes place from September 4 to 6 and is convened by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), is dedicated to “exploring the knowledge needed to inform decisions concerning the Arctic in coming decades.” Arctic scientists, Indigenous Peoples and policymakers have been invited to attend in order to address the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic due to climate change and to explore avenues for sustained collaboration between each group moving forward.

NSIDC scientists conduct Arctic-focused research on snow, sea ice, permafrost and land ice to better understand their complex connections with Earth’s climate system, ocean levels and ecosystems. NSIDC data and analyses are publicly available to inform decision makers on the changes occurring in Earth’s cryosphere.   

For those unable to attend, a live stream of the plenary sessions is available each day of the conference.

A full conference schedule is available here.