[August 11, 2011]
While in Nuuk, we have had the opportunity to interact with the Greenlandic government, indigenous peoples’ organizations, research scientists, and faculty at Ilisimatursafik (University of Greenland). We have been incredibly fortunate to learn from each organization, in order to build to better understanding how climatic, social, and economic forces are driving change in Greenland.
Today, we had the chance to describe the science we have been working on in Greenland to the public. Marcus, Thomas, Ben, Alex, and I each gave a short presentation and had time to informally talk with the audience afterwards. We were pleasantly surprised at the large turnout and active engagement from the community. After learning so much from the people we interacted with during this week, it was nice to be able to share our knowledge as well.