Arctic communities and ecosystems are currently experiencing rapid changes. As early career researchers and young policy makers, we recognize the urgent need to address environmental, social and economic concerns of Arctic ecosystems and residents. We further recognize that engaging local communities and reaching broader public audiences are as equally important as conducting cutting-edge research. Here we present draft recommendations, some general in scope and some specific to AMAP, from a one day workshop that brought together both early and established researchers and policy makers to help shape the future of AMAP.
- Develop an interdisciplinary and internationally coordinated monitoring system
- Move beyond identifying problems to creating solutions
- Implement meaningful involvement of early career researchers
- Practice effective, broad-ranging outreach
- Facilitate communications training
- Develop a system for retention for early career researchers.