Diversity, equity, inclusion and field safety: an Arctic perspective

29 March 2022 from 11:00 - 13:00 (CEST / GMT+2)

Open meeting - HYBRID


Room: Auditorium 2


Session Abstract

SIOS-KC, AWI, UNIS and APECS will co-convene this session which will be an arena for information exchange concerning how diversity, equity and inclusion relates to field safety in cold and remote environments. Failing to consider the individual needs of a diverse work force can act as a barrier for the full participation of women and minority groups in Arctic research and operations, and in the worst case can discourage young professionals from pursuing these careers altogether. This session will showcase examples of good practice that has been implemented and identify actions that can be taken by institutions that are responsible for the safety of their students and employees. We hope that Arctic workers from as wide a range of backgrounds and identities as possible participate to ensure a fruitful and lively discussion.

We will open a call for contributions to this session. More information will follow.


Session Organizer: 


Inger Jennings This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.