Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) International Meeting

31 March 2022 from 16:00 - 18:00 (CEST / GMT+2)

Open Session



Room1.417 (Teorifagbygget Hus 1)


Session Abstract

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) initiative aims to improve understanding of Arctic change and to advance actionable and societally relevant information through research that draws on information and expertise from across disciplines and knowledge systems, including Indigenous Knowledge, to solve complex challenges.

This meeting will highlight both existing international NNA research partnerships and opportunities for new international collaboration. NNA projects will showcase their work, and discuss how they are approaching international collaboration in the Arctic, where they have seen progress and opportunity, and where persistent challenges may remain. We're additionally inviting perspectives on how NNA research is contributing to Arctic observing systems.

Current NNA researchers and collaborators are invited, along with anyone interested in learning more about NNA and related opportunities.


16:00 – Introductory Remarks

  • Matthew Druckenmiller, Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO)
  • Roberto Delgado, National Science Foundation (NSF)

16:15 – Panel of NNA Researchers

  • Lauren Culler, Dartmouth College – Facilitating increased engagement between the research communities of Greenland and the U.S.
  • Twila Moon, University of Colorado Boulder & An Nguyen, University of Texas at Austin – Accelerating discoveries at Greenlands marine margins through international collaboration
  • Chandi Witharana, University of of Connecticut – The Permafrost Discovery Gateway
  • James Powell, University of Alaska Southeast – Navigating Impacts of the Arctic Tourism Industry on Nature, Commerce, and Culture in Northern Communities
  • Vera Kuklina, George Washington University – Frozen Commons: Change, Resilience and Sustainability in the Arctic

17:15 – Facilitated Open Discussion

18:00 – Conclude


Session Organizer: 

Matthew Druckenmiller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)