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Education and Outreach – and how to train the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers and science leaders to manage permafrost changes

Education and Outreach – and how to train the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers and science leaders to manage permafrost changes

Julie Malenfant-Lepage#*1, 2, Frédéric Bouchard*3, Josefine Lenz*4,5,6, Ylva Sjöberg7,8


1. Department of Civil and Water Engineering, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada, julie.malenfant-lepage.1@ulaval.ca 

2. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

3. Géosciences Paris Sud (GEOPS), Université Paris Saclay, Orsay, France,frederic.bouchard@u-psud.fr

4. Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Section, Potsdam, Germany, Josefine.Lenz@awi.de

5. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Engineering, Fairbanks, AK, USA

6. Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Alfred Wegener Institute, Potsdam, Germany

7. Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm, Sweden,ys@ign.ku.dk

8. University of Copenhagen, the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen, Denmark.

* PYRN Member      # session organizer and corresponding author

Session description:

In the context of global climate and societal changes, the importance of disseminating research to a range of stakeholders, including indigenous communities and the general public is increasingly recognized by the scientific community. This motivates efforts from scientists to effectively interact with education at all levels from pre-school to graduate levels. It motivates inventing new ways to work with local communities and stakeholders, and communicating with the general public outside of permafrost areas. We encourage contributions on education, outreach innovations and community engagement to this session.  

We especially welcome contributions sharing challenges or success stories on how to train the new generation of interdisciplinary researchers and leaders in the use of science and engineering results to support permafrost communities, infrastructures and landscapes. To cope with a fast changing Arctic under climate warming, researchers from different disciplines need to work increasingly together to better solve the complex issues of the North. Working together gives a broader vision of the issues and a diversity of expertises and experiences that allows a plurality of knowledge and solutions. In permafrost science and engineering, private and public funding agencies start to take an interest in interdisciplinary research as a method to address social and environmental challenges. How can we train the next generation of young researchers and engineers, who will be able to collaborate on their research  between the different disciplines?

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