Call for Nominations for Polar Research Board

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine seek nominations of potential new Polar Research Board (PRB) members with expertise and practical experience across all areas of polar science (both physical and social sciences), engineering, and policy. The goal is to have a board that is diverse and forward-thinking.

The PRB is the focal point within the National Academies for providing independent advice to the federal government and others on issues related to the Arctic and Antarctic. The Board identifies, develops, and oversees activities such as discussion forums, program and document reviews, assistance in setting priorities and identifying research opportunities, evaluation of technologies and methodologies, analyses of controversial and nationally-important topics, and information dissemination. The PRB also serves the nation at the international level as the U.S. National Committee to two international non-governmental polar science organizations: the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). The Board's volunteer members normally meet two times each year to give oversight to current PRB activities, plan new activities, and interact with a wide array of scientists and decision-makers.

Nomination deadline: Friday, 28 April 2017.

To view the full call for nominations or submit a nomination, go to:

To view the current PRB roster, go to:

For questions, contact:
Lauren Everett
Phone: 202-334-1753

  1. Arctic issues
  2. IASC
  3. polar research
  4. polar science
  5. PRB
  6. SCAR

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