top of page

AGU Fall meeting 2023 - San Francisco

Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) in the Polar Sciences by USAPECS

AGU Oral Session: 'Successes and Challenges in Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Polar and Alpine Sciences'

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.

AGU Social for Polar Early Career Researchers, co-hosted with PSECCO and Polar Impact

bottom of page