21 February 2023 | 08:30 - 10:00 (GMT+1)
Open Session - HYBRID
Room: Hörsaal 32
Session Conveners: Annette Scheepstra (University of Groningen, Netherlands); Anneli Strobel (AWI, Germany)
EU-PolarNet 2 is an EU project funded in Horizon 2020. It is composed of 25 partners representing all European Member States and Associated Countries with well-established Polar Programmes. The objective of EU PolarNet 2 is to provide a platform to co-develop strategies to advance the European polar research action and its contribution to the policy-making processes.
Five science White Papers and an Integrated European Polar Research Programme (EPRP) have been developed in EU-PolarNet 1, based on stakeholder input and societal needs. In EU-PolarNet 2, we build on these documents by discussing with stake-and rights holders which research needs are currently the highest priority. We are involving the entire European research community and gathering "bottom-up" ideas for the research prioritisation process. Through this, we want to specify the most important societally relevant topics of polar research defined in the EPRP, in the White Papers and in European polar strategies, in order to finally develop polar research actions that are coordinated and prioritised across Europe.
In this session we aim for an open discussion on this research prioritisation process. There will be short presentations to explain the framework and ample time for discussions. We will make sure that at least one early career scientist and one indigenous representative will give a presentation in this session.
|08:30||Opening words by the session chair Nicole Biebow, AWI|
|08:35|| Introductory presentations
|09:15|| Panel discussion with panelists and audience
|09:55||Closing remarks and next steps in research prioritisation (Carlo Barbante)|