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.