Lilja Alfreðsdóttir is Iceland‘s Minister of Education, Science and Culture and former
|Henrik Steen Andersen|
Henrik Steen Andersen has a Ph.D. in remote sensing and has been working as a manager for several years at the Danish Meteorological Institute. Currently he is taking up a position as Contract Manager at the European Environment Agency being responsible for the cross-cutting coordination of the Copernicus In Situ Component on behalf of the European Commission.
|Stephanie Russo Carroll|
Stephanie Russo Carroll DrPH, MPH, is an Ahtna and Sicilian-decent woman from Alaska. She is based at the University of Arizona where she is Assistant Professor of Public Health for the American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; and Associate Director, Native Nations Institute in the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. Stephanie’s research explores the links between governance, data, the environment, and community wellness. She co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network and the International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group at the Research Data Alliance, and is a founding member and chair of the Global Indigenous Data Alliance.
Douglas Cripe currently serves as Senior Scientist for the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat, Geneva. He received his PhD in Physical Geography (climatology) from Kent State University and MSc in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. Before joining the GEO, Dr. Cripe worked as a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE) at the University of Geneva; has served as assistant editor for the Environmental Science & Policy Journal (Elsevier); served as the coordinator for the climate module of the Environmental Diplomacy course offered jointly with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Graduate Institute of Geneva; and worked several years as a Research Associate in climate modeling at Colorado State University.
|Dalee Sambo Dorough|
Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough (Inuit-Alaska) is the International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a non-governmental organization that represents approximately 180,000 Inuit from the Russian Far East, Alaska, Canada and Greenland. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (2002) and a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University (1991). She is a Senior Scholar and Advisor on Arctic Indigenous Peoples at the University of Alaska Anchorage where she served as an Assistant Professor of International Relations within the Department of Political Science from 2008-2018. Dr. Dorough is the former Chairperson  and Expert Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2010-2016); and co-Chair of the current International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Her research interests relate to Indigenous peoples and Arctic issues. Dr. Dorough lives in Anchorage, AK with her husband, Luke Dorough (Waccamaw Siouan) and their 24-year old daughter, Hannah.
Hajo Eicken is Professor of Geophysics and Director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research focuses on sea ice geophysics, Arctic coastal processes, and their importance for human activities and ecosystems. In Alaska he has helped lead efforts to advance collaborative research with Indigenous knowledge holders and to enhance use of scientific data by Arctic communities and government agencies. Other collaborative efforts include his involvement in helping launch the Arctic Sea Ice Outlook and Sea Ice Prediction Network, his co-leadership of the Arctic Observing Summit, and service as Chair of a National Academies Standing Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment.
|Shelly L.K. Elverum|
Shelly Elverum (BA Anthropology, MA History, University of Alberta) grew up in the North, and returned to Nunavut in 2000. She strongly believes that community-driven research offersIndigenous Peoples the opportunity to build capacity and create grassroots solutions to the social, cultural, economic and environmental issues that exist in the Arctic. Shelly is a Lead for the Ikaarvik: Barriers to Bridges team (Arctic Inspiration Prize 2013) which works withIndigenous youth to enable northern communities to have a stronger voice in Arctic science, and to ensure that these communities can build the capacity to set, and act on, their own research priorities. In 2014 Shelly was elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian GeographicalSociety, and in 2019 received the Governor General’s Award for Innovation for her work withSmartICE, (laureate of the 2016 Arctic Inspiration Prize), a uniquely northern sea-ice monitoring program that blends Inuit traditional knowledge with technology. She is also an Ashoka Fellow for her role in creating positive change in the Canadian Arctic
|Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson|
Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson is Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources of Iceland and CEO of Landvernd, the largest nature conservation and environmental NGO in Iceland. He holds a master’s degree in environmental science from Yale University. He has worked with research in ecology and environmental studies at the University of Iceland and at The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland.
Þhorsteinn Gunnarsson is Senior Adviser in the International Division at Rannís and is responsible for Arctic cooperation in science and innovation, Public sector innovation, and advice to the Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education.
Larry Hinzman is Vice Chancellor for Research and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Hinzman served as the Director of the UAF International Arctic Research Center from 2007 to 2015. Professor Hinzman’s primary research interests involve permafrost hydrology. He has conducted hydrological and meteorological field studies in the Alaskan Arctic continuously for over 35 years while frequently collaborating on complementary research in the Russian and Canadian Arctic. He has served as a member of the U.S. Polar Research Board and now serves as an Ex-Officio member of that board. Hinzman serves as the US delegate and president of the International Arctic Science Committee. He is strongly committed to facilitating national and international partnerships to advance our understanding of the arctic system.
Yuji Kodama has been with the National Institute of Polar Research since 2012. He graduated Hokkaido University, earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Alaska, and worked for the Institute of Low Temperature Science of Hokkaido University in the field of micro-meteorology and snow related science. Yuji has been the executive director of Japan Consortium of Arctic environmental Research (JCAR) since 2012, and was organizing ISAR-3 in 2013, ISAR-4 and ASSW2015 in Toyama in 2015, ISAR-5 in 2018, and ISAR-6 in 2020. He was on SAON’s external review committee in 2015-16 and is a SAON board member representing Japan.
Eva Kruemmel is a Senior Policy Advisor on Environment & Health at the Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada Office. In this capacity, she has been representing ICC in various international fora, for example at United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC) meetings on mercury, and meetings of the Stockholm Convention on POPs. She attended those meetings either as an independent observer for ICC, or as part of the Canadian delegation representing ICC Canada. Eva also represented ICC Canada in the Research Management Committee of the Northern Contaminants Program (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada) and in Arctic Council working- and expert groups, such as the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). She represents ICC as a Board member to the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON), and is also a member of the SAON Executive Committee.
Olivia Lee is an Assistant Professor in the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has a PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and is currently working at the intersection of observing marine and coastal ecosystem change through collaborations with indigenous coastal communities, and the use of satellite remote sensing tools. Her work is currently focused in the northern Bering Sea, and the North Slope of Alaska. She is currently co-lead for the Sea Ice, and Diversity and Inclusion Collaboration Teams for the U.S. Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee.
Mark is the Executive Director of Research Data Canada, and Director of CANARIE’s RDM Funding Program. Research Data Canada is a stakeholder-driven organization that facilitates the development of a sustainable approach to research data management in Canada. Mark is a Co-Chair of the Research data Alliance Council, and involved in a number of international data management organizations. Mark previously served as the University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island, and is the founder of the open source Islandora Project.
Molly McCammon is the Executive Director of the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS), the Alaska regional component of the national Integrated Ocean Observing System based in Anchorage, Alaska. She is currently treasurer of the IOOS Association, a Consortium for Ocean Leadership trustee, and member of the National Ocean Research Advisory Panel. She is a past member of the National Research Council’s Polar Research Board, serving on its Committee on Designing an Arctic Observing Network. She also served on the initial Advisory Group for the National Academy of Science’s Gulf Research Program. Prior to her position at AOOS, she served for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, managing the restoration program following the 1989 oil spill.
Dr. Maribeth Murray is the Executive Director of the Arctic Institute of North America, and Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. Prior to coming to Calgary she was on the faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her research is focused on human-environment interaction in the Arctic, with a special emphasis on historical ecology and climatology. In recent years, she has spearheaded an effort to coordinate data management initiatives in Canada and build an interoperable network of data centres that can support Arctic research, observation and Indigenous Knowledge. She has helped to coordinate the Arctic Observing Summit since its inception in 2013. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Polar Knowledge Canada, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), the MISTRA Arctic Futures board (Sweden), and the Search Responding to Change Panel (USA).
Peter Schlosser is the vice president and vice provost of the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University. He is the University Professor of Global Futures and holds joint appointments in the School of Sustainability, the School of Earth and Space Exploration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The laboratory has been launched to harness the innovative capacity of academia and develop options for sound management of the planet. Professor Schlosser joined ASU in 2018. Professor Schlosser is one of the world’s leading earth scientists, with expertise in the Earth’s hydrosphere and how humans affect the planet’s natural state.
Sandy Starkweather is the Executive Director for the US Arctic Observing Network (US AON, NOAA-chaired), where she advances US agency participation in the international Arctic Observing System. With a joint background in engineering (energy conservation, renewables), earth science (Arctic climatology) and science policy, Sandy has worked in a consulting engineering capacity, university research, project management and planning. During this time, she spent twelve years traveling to/from Greenland to either participate in or support Arctic field research. She is currently serving as the Chair of Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) and leading SAON’s efforts to develop its Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (ROADS).
Daniel Taukie is Inuit Marine Monitoring Program Coordinator at Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the legal representative of the Inuit of Nunavut for the purposes of Native treaty rights and treaty negotiation.
Michael Tjernström is a professor of Meteorology at Stockholm University, Sweden, with over 35 years of research experience with both modeling and observations; the last 20 years focusing on the Arctic. His specialty is observing and understanding small-scale atmospheric processes of importance for the surface energy budget, such as turbulent heat fluxes and clouds. He has extensive experience with icebreaker-based research in the central Arctic Ocean and has lead four atmospheric research expeditions on the Swedish icebreaker Oden
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