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ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series with John Farrell (USARC)

Category: Seminar

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) announces the Arctic Research Seminar Series event featuring John Farrell, Executive Director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The event will be held in the ARCUS D.C. office at 1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST.

This seminar will be available online as a live-stream event to those unable to attend in person.

Registration is required for this event.

The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series brings some of the leading Arctic researchers to Washington, D.C. to share the latest findings and what they mean for decision-making. These seminars will be of interest to federal agency officials, congressional staff, non-governmental organizations, associations, and the public.

This seminar will be presented by John Farrell, Executive Director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, which is an independent federal agency of Presidential appointees that advises the White House and Congress on Arctic research matters and works with executive branch agencies to establish and execute a national Arctic research plan. The Commission also facilitates cooperation with local and state governments and recommends means for developing international scientific cooperation in the Arctic.

Farrell previously served as the Associate Dean of Research and Administration at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Before that, he was Director of the international Ocean Drilling Program that involved over 20 nations and was dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth.

Farrell helped organized and conduct the first successful international scientific ocean drilling expedition to the high Arctic in 2004. He also participated in a U.S. ocean mapping effort aboard the icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in 2012.

He obtained a PhD and a Master of Science degree in geological sciences from Brown University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology from Franklin and Marshall College. He was a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded post-doctoral Fellow at Brown University and a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)-funded Senior Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada.

This event is a brown-bag lunch that will be held in the ARCUS D.C. office (1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. Fourth Floor). Cookies and beverages will be provided. A live webinar is also available to those unable to attend in person. Instructions for accessing the webinar will be sent to 'Webinar Only' registrants prior to the event.

For those of you on Twitter, we also invite you to join us in live-tweeting the event using the hashtag #arcuswebinar.

For more information and to register for the event, go to:

For questions, contact Brit Myers at

When: Wednesday 22 February, 2017, 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST
Where: Washington, DC
  1. Arctic cooperation
  2. Arctic research
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  4. scientific cooperation
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