Arctic Science Ministerial

A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure to lead the U.S. delegation at the second Arctic Science Ministerial in Berlin, Germany. The ministerial brought together science ministers and leaders from over 30 nations, as well as indigenous groups and associations to further international Arctic science collaboration. The ministerial themes addressed topics including: Arctic … Continue reading Arctic Science Ministerial

Experiencing the Arctic landscape

I recently returned from a site visit to Alaska; just one week, yet I saw NSF-funded research programs and facilities throughout the State. Stops included the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the North Slope of Alaska at Toolik Field Station and Barrow as well as Seward where the R/V Sikuliaq is … Continue reading Experiencing the Arctic landscape

Some photos from the latest leg of my Alaska trip: Toolik Field Station, a NSF-funded research station operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Institute of Arctic Biology. Toolik houses visiting scientists and students from around the world, supporting research and education on the Arctic and its relationship to the larger environment. I met with … Continue reading