The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) and the Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) are hosting a joint session at the AGU 2023 Fall Meeting entitled ‘Successes and Challenges in Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Polar and Alpine Sciences’. We encourage anyone with DEIA-related work in the polar and alpine sciences to submit an abstract by the August 2nd deadline under Session ED038 using this link.
The polar and alpine sciences encompass a diverse mix of disciplines and research areas, yet struggle to fully represent diversity of people, despite recognition that research communities that are diverse, integrative, and well-positioned to carry out productive research on the interactions or connections between natural and built environments and social systems have been identified as vital to both science and national interest, for instance through the NSF’s Navigating the New Arctic (NNA). There have been many initiatives launched aimed at creating equitable spaces, engaging diverse scientists in polar research, partnering with local communities, increasing accessibility to polar science and polar data, and overcoming pervasive cultural and historical issues that limit full participation in the polar science community. We invite contributions that help us engage in this work-in-progress, including those that raise awareness, share new initiatives, celebrate successes, and examine the challenges to advances in these areas for the polar sciences.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
The PSECCO and PGC teams