This year marks the fourth year that Dartmouth graduate students are in Nuuk, Greenland as part of an IGERT goal to build and sustain partnerships in Greenland. A core component to our success has been involvement with the Joint Committee, a high-level forum involving cooperation and interaction between the Greenlandic, Danish, and U.S. governments.
The Joint Committee Science Group supports projects such as IGERT that facilitate interaction between government, academia, and the private sector to advance Arctic science and education policy. This year I joined Ross Virginia and Lenore Grenoble for a meeting with Naja Lund of the Joint Committee and Greenland representative of the Arctic Council. We are excited to work with Naja in the future to continue our involvement with the Joint Science Education Project, expand our student exchange program, and develop new initiatives that support the Joint Committee’s language and education goals.