Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar: Matthew Druckenmiller

Communicating why sea ice matters: New directions for the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)

by Dr. Matthew Druckenmiller - NSIDC/CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) aims to develop scientific knowledge to help society understand and respond to the rapidly changing Arctic. The SEARCH Sea Ice Action Team (SIAT) has prioritized and recently developed a strategy for science communication targeted toward decision-makers, the media, and other scientists. This talk will discuss new and ongoing efforts of the SIAT to communicate why sea ice and the impacts of its loss matter to a range of societally relevant topics (e.g, ecosystems, lower latitude weather, and coastal communities), and, in the process, to provide a new way of organizing and synthesizing scientific and stakeholder information.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015
11:00 am to 12:00 pm




  • CIRES employees
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators


  • Seminar
  • Open to Public


RL-2 (on East Campus) room 155