22 July 2021
Virtual meeting, 11:00 – 17:00 EST (17:00 – 23:00 CEST)
Montreal, Canada

Policy Simulation: Cascading Resource Scarcity in the Arctic

IIASA is co-organizing an Arctic simulation that will provide early career researchers in Canada with an opportunity to explore international science diplomacy through an immersive role-play experience and a virtual simulation proposed by the Centre for Systems Solutions (CRS).

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Along with the Science & Policy Exchange (SPE), the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), the National Research Council (NRC), and Mitacs, IIASA is co-organizing an Arctic simulation in Canada. This virtual event is aimed at early career researchers who want to develop science diplomacy skills and follows a successful social simulation at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020, organized by IIASA, the Centre for Systems Solutions (CRS), and the ISSP.

Participants will role-play Arctic trade international stakeholders in a case study that takes place in a fictitious future. They will hone their skills and knowledge by taking part in a in a real-world policy discussion and the policy development process while facing global challenges. The online platform and the case study have been developed by the CRS.

Event agenda:

  • 11:00 EST: Policy simulation
  • 15:00 EST: Break
  • 15:30 EST: Keynote address, Monica Gattinger (ISSP)
  • 16:30 EST: Networking 


The link to join the simulation and the rest of the event will be sent prior to the day of the event to registered participants. 


IIASA and Canada, since 2010

  • IIASA researchers have collaborated with over 30 research partners in Canada.
  • 12 Canadian students have participated in the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), which develops the research skills and networks of talented PhD students. For the YSSP and the Postdoctoral Program, IIASA gives preference to applicants from member countries.
  • 121 Canadians have visited IIASA and participated in IIASA organized events.
  • IIASA researchers have visited Canada 62 times to attend conferences, present their research, and to discuss research collaborations and activities.
  • Canadian-IIASA collaborations have results in more than 200 publications.

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PUBLICATIONS

Hunt, J. , Nascimento, A., Schwengber ten Caten, C., Caputo Tomé, F.M., Schneider, P.S., Ribeiro Thomazoni, A.L., José de Castro, N., Brandão, R., et al. (2022). Energy crisis in Brazil: Impact of hydropower reservoir level on the river flow. Energy 239, e121927. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.121927.

Rivas-Tabares, D., Tarquis, A.M., De Miguel, Á., Gobin, A., & Willaarts, B. (2022). Enhancing LULC scenarios impact assessment in hydrological dynamics using participatory mapping protocols in semiarid regions. Science of the Total Environment 803, e149906. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149906.

Komendantova, N. , Neumueller, S., & Nkoana, E. (2022). Co-creating Policies on Societal Transformations as a Factor of Resilience of Modern Society. In: Energy Transition in the Baltic Sea Region: Understanding Stakeholder Engagement and Community Acceptance. Eds. Karimi, F. & Rodi, M., Routledge. ISBN 9781032003085

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