Subject: Open Meeting Announcement – Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC)

Open Meeting Announcement Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC)
Meeting Focus: New Directions in Integrated Human Dimension Research Tuesday,
12 December 2006 deadline
San Francisco, California When: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Where: Marriott Hotel, Pacific A Room (4th floor)

For further information, please contact:
Maribeth Murray University of Alaska Fairbanks E-mail: ffmsm AT uaf DOT edu For further information on HARC, please go to:

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Within the NSF Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program

the aim of HARC is to better understand the role of humans in the functioning of and interactions among the various physical, biological, and social components of the arctic system and the significance of changes in the arctic system for people in the Arctic and across the globe. The HARC program is now well positioned for a renewed emphasis on societal relevance within the ARCSS Program. In 2003, HARC began to connect with the broader North American and global human dimensions communities and can, therefore, bring the results of ARCSS research into this wider forum. In this context, a series of central goals have been identified:
– Capacity Building;
– Synthesis;
– Improved Communications; and
– Active Involvement in ARCSS Program Planning.

The open meeting at next week’s American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will include discussion regarding the emerging needs of HARC research, approaches that will advance HARC goals, and efforts to more fully integrate HARC research into larger ARCSS efforts.

Anyone is welcome to participate and all interested parties are encourage to join the discussion.
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