On September 28, 2016—after the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s historic trip to Alaska—the US Administration will host the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial. Poland will be represented by the Vice-Minister of Science, Prof. Teresa Czerwińska.
The White House Arctic Science Ministerial will bring together ministers of science, chief science advisors, and other high-level officials from countries around the world, as well as representatives from indigenous groups, to expand joint collaborations focused on Arctic science, research, observations, monitoring, and data-sharing. The goals of the event are to advance promising, near-term science initiatives and create a context for increased international scientific collaboration on the Arctic over the longer term.
Specifically, the Ministerial will focus on four key themes:
- Arctic Science Challenges and their Regional and Global Implications;
- Strengthening and Integrating Arctic Observations and Data Sharing;
- Applying Expanded Scientific Understanding of the Arctic to Build Regional Resilience and Shape Global Responses;
- Arctic Science as a Vehicle for STEM Education and Citizen Empowerment.
Detailed information is available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/05/13/white-house-arctic-science-ministerial-september-28-2016.