Polar Research Board
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC
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The mission of the Polar Research Board PRB is to promote excellence in polar science and provide assistance to federal agencies and the nation on issues of importance in cold regions. The PRB strives to enhance understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic, guide U.S. research efforts so they are responsive to the needs of the nation, ensure that the voice of the polar science community is heard in government decision-making, encourage coordination and collaboration within the U.S. polar community, and assist in maintaining our international leadership role in polar science. The PRB is responsible for conducting studies, workshops, and other activities that explore important topics in natural and social sciences, technology, and resource management related to cold regions. The PRB represents U.S. interests and facilitates participation of U.S. scientists in two major international nongovernmental polar scientific organizations, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee IASC. Our primary goal in this contract period is to continue strengthening our program doing more visible and valuable activities, as possible with our small staff. We do not conduct research, but work to give research a broader impact on society, both here and internationally. Support from ONR helps us achieve these goals and is essential to the PRB s effectiveness.
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