The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) will be organizing a workshop on “Scientific Assessments: Process, Dissemination and Impact” at the upcoming International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action in Reston, Virginia, United States on 24 April 2017.
There is an urgent, recognized need to bridge the gap between science and policy to enhance the use of scientific knowledge as a basis for decision-making. Scientific assessments are principal mechanisms for harnessing scientific information to inform policy- and decision-making. A scientific assessment is, however, far more than just a final report or deliverable, it is the entire multi-year process, within which expert knowledge is gathered, evaluated, interpreted - before it is communicated to decision-makers and other audiences.
Participants will have a chance to learn more about scientific assessments, their do’s and don’ts, best practices in translating and communicating science and knowledge into action, and how individual scientists can make their voice heard. Workshop outcomes will contribute with their views to the discussions on the last day of the conference.
The workshop is open to all participants of the International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action.
Registration deadline is on 15 April 2017. To register, please fill out the online form here.
Early career researchers have the opportunity to apply for partial travel support provided by IASC. Application deadline for travel support is 5 April 2017.
For a draft schedule and more information, please visit the APECS website.