• Polar Politics: The Marriage of Scientists, Stakeholders and Policymakers, a presentation

      Ulmer, Fran (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2006)
      The Arctic is a complex integrated system of natural, physical and social domains inextricably connected to the larger global system. Our goal is to develop partnerships and innovations to transcend disciplinary, geographical, political and mission-related boundaries. This is important for many reasons, including the complexity of the issues, scarce resources, agency budget constraints, and rapidly changing systems. This presentation explores key questions including How can scientists better communicate their research so stakeholders and policymakers understand it? How can we make it easier (and more desirable) for policymakers and stakeholders to use that research to improve decisions? How can we make science that is relevant to policymakers and stakeholders more interesting to the scientific establishment ?