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Barrow Atqasuk Science Advisors

updated 28 November 2016

UIC Science has formed an advisory panel called the Barrow Atqasuk Science Advisors (BASA).  Members include a broad representation of scientific disciplines and primary funding agencies.  Meetings will be held approximately quarterly either in conjunction with other national conferences such as the AGU Fall Meeting or via teleconference.

The purpose of this advisory group is to represent an independent voice of science for UIC Science. The goal is to better inform their short-term planning efforts, long-term strategic planning, and research support for:

  • • Barrow and Atqasuk;
  • • The Barrow Arctic Research Center;
  • • The Barrow Environmental Observatory

Planning efforts include but are not limited to: anticipating future needs, logistics, research support, physical and virtual facilities, and safety.




UIC Science welcomes Hal Salzman, Professor of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University who has been elected as the Social Sciences representative to BASA.   This fills out the committee to its maximum number of members at 16.  Dr. Salzman has conducted fieldwork in several North Slope villages during 2008-2014.  His research interest focuses on the socio-economy of arctic and subsistence communities, with particular attention to employment and organizations in the communities; more generally on the social and economic dimensions of community sustainability in the Arctic, examining multiple perspectives on the impact of climate change on human and economic activity.

Meeting Presentation

BASA 2016 ASSW_V1 cover page

17 March 2016

BASA 2Q 2016 cover page 13 June 2016

30 September 2016

30 September 2016

Next Meeting

  • Tuesday 13 December, 8:30 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time, Mariott Marquis Foothill E (during AGU Fall Meeting).  Call-in number will be posted as soon as it’s available.  Contact Nagruk Harcharek ( for access information.