APECS Polar Policy Webinar: How polar funding agencies are changing their policies to be more inclusive
Chandrika Nath1; Claudia Alves de Jesus Rydin2; Agnieszka Kruszewska3; Renee Craine4
1Executive Director of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research;
2Chair of the European Geophysical Union Diversity and Equity Working Group;
3Executive Committee member of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs
4Program Manager of the NSF Office of Polar Programs
From hostile work environments to all white faculty rosters, polar research can be a pretty intimidating place at times. In the age of MeToo, what are polar agencies doing about it? Find out at this APECS webinar "Polar Policy: How Polar Agencies Are Changing their Policies to be More Inclusive" given on February 26th at 16:30-18:00 GMT. Organized by the International Council Project Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the webinar was a panel discussion on ways polar research funding agencies, academic unions, and universities are changing their policies to include more diverse voices within the membership, reduce incidents of harassment, and foster a culture of inclusion. The panel discussion included Chandrika Nath, the executive director of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Claudia Alves de Jesus Rydin, chair of the European Geophysical Union Diversity and Equity Working Group, Agnieszka Kruszewska, executive committee member of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, and Renee Craine, Program Manager of the NSF Office of Polar Programs.