This is a small workshop project to support the participation of Arctic indigenous scholars and students in a discussion of Arctic sustainability. The workshop is to be held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia following the larger international conference, "Arctic: A Territory of Dialogue." The main theme of interest from this conference to be discussed at the Krasnoyarsk workshop is: How science and communities can collaborate on topics crucial to the vision of Arctic sustainability - key topics to be discussed are: how short lived climate forcers impact climate change; impacts of seismic exploration on marine mammals, fisheries and other subsistence resources; the observed changes in Pacific walrus populations in relationship to climate change; the broader Russian national vision of the Arctic, e.g., resource development in a changing Arctic and the cross boarder national Beringia park, to name a few.

Pacific Environment will facilitate the participation of over 40 scientists, indigenous leaders, policy experts, and students in the workshop. Following the workshop PE will continue web-based communication forums among the participants and implement a "Young Leaders'" program that continues to facilitate indigenous youth participation in future workshops on key issues affecting their communities.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Polar Programs (PLR)
Type
Standard Grant (Standard)
Application #
1106857
Program Officer
Anna Kerttula de Echave
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2011-02-01
Budget End
2012-01-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$49,449
Indirect Cost
Name
Pacific Environment and Resources Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
San Francisco
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94108