Science and Education Consultant
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a network of universities, colleges, research institutes, and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.
UArctic will conduct an external review process during 2022-2023 at the initiative of the Board Chair Frederik Paulsen, which I am coordianting. The process engages a small set of external advisors to review and provide suggestions to the academic activities and interactive structure of UArctic.
The WMO's Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) fosters international coordination and partnerships between scientific and operational communities with the goal of meeting the cryosphere data and information need of Members and partners, in support of Earth system monitoring, modeling and prediction.
I am helping the Task Team on Cryosphere Observing Requirements to develop recommendations for WMO members and working on a peer-reviewed publication on how WMO can help facilitate enhanced crysophere observations. I am also working to help update the Rolling Review Requirements for satellite and ground based observations of the cryosphere needed for operations and research.
The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award serves to promote and raise awareness of promising projects which address climate change through concrete actions and plans. I am working with the University of the Arctic and the Arctic Circle Assembly to help create and coordinate the award process and review.
Berkman P, J Baeseman and A Shibata. 2022. Arctic science diplomacy maintains Russia co-operation. Nature 604, 625 (2022). doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01105-3
Aubert, P, J Baeseman, PA Berkman, et al. 2022. Enhancing International Scientific Cooperation: Arctic Science and Technology Advice with Ministries. Science Diplomacy Action. doi: 10.47555/162022
As unprecedented changes in the Arctic continue to create increasingly important global consequences, questions concerning the role of Arctic and non-Arctic States along with Indigenous peoples as well as mechanisms to facilitate enhanced international cooperation are urgently important. Enhancing International Scientific Cooperation: Arctic Science and Technology Advice With Ministries project facilitated an integrated dialogue to consider relationships of science and sustainable development in the Arctic.
With colleagues from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School and Polar Cooperation Research Center at Kobe University. Funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Coordinated scientific input, helped to draft Joint Statement, wrote high-level policy-relevant summary of the Arctic science activities, created concept and helped develop an International Arctic Science Activities database, created resources on International science funding and Indigenous opportunities, compiled national Arctic polices and coordinate webinar series.
Assisted Battelle, a large non-profit science organization whose vision is to be a major force in science and technology discovery and in the translation of knowledge into innovative applications that have significant societal and economic impacts, with an application to support the National Science Foundation's Arctic Research Logistics.
Developing a proposal for the update to the Polar Science and Global Climate Resource Book which was originally produced during the International Polar Year and involved teachers creating classroom activities and scientists vetting the activities for correct content. The hope is to update the book, add new content based on new science all as an e-book.
Assisting with the Enhanced Capacity for Oil Spill Situational Awareness and Response in Nunavut (ECOSAR) through project partner Polar View. The ECOSAR project is under funding from the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and aims to build local capacity for oil spill monitoring and response in Nunavut.
Coordinated scientific input, wrote high-level policy-relevant summary of the Arctic science activities of more than 30 countries and Arctic Indigenous Peoples organizations and assisted with the Science Forum and Ministerial Meeting for governmental representatives aimed at enhancing international Arctic Science efforts.
Developed climate change curriculum for new Urban Youth Climate Action Network at the National Aquarium in Baltimore through a partnership with the Antarctic & Southern Ocean Coalition and American Planning Association and continuing to assist in the development of the network and its activities.
Developed Facebook page for continuing education group focusing on home economics through the UW-Extension in Marathon County, WI, providing continuing maintenance and educating members on using the Page to share activities and recruit new members.
Advising group of educators from across the global interested in teaching students and the general public about the Polar Regions, including organizational development strategies, finding sponsors and donors, creating opportunities for membership engagement, communication and marketing and more.
Developing consensus paper on major research questions that need to be answered to better understand the local and global impacts of thawing permafrost in cooperation with the International Permafrost Association and the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere Project.
As an ongoing activity, she regularly mentors young people about science careers, finding mentors and direction, providing advice on applications and proposals and by giving presentations on professional skill development including networking and finding a work/life balance. She's always happy to help, so feel free to reach out!