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5 Building Knowledge and Solving Problems
Pages 165-170

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From page 165...
... It is more productive to think about the ways in which decision makers and communities can draw on the results of all types of research to find appropriate paths for action as well as the innovative research that emerges when researchers direct their inquiry toward what decision makers need to know. Natural and social scientific study can provide an objective basis for developing a common understanding of the phenomena and processes that define and shape the Arctic.
From page 166...
... They also suggest that, in general, improving how science is translated to knowledge, synthesizing existing local knowledge, and engaging regional communities to develop decision support systems are some of the important ways in which this broken link can be repaired. Arctic research is already an important underpinning of U.S.
From page 167...
... , holds vast reserves of oil and natural gas, is home to indigenous peoples who continue traditional practices on land and sea that are critical to culture and community, serves as a bellwether for rapid environmental change and its impacts, and has a critical role in the regulation of global climate (Euskirchen et al., 2013)
From page 168...
... Because of the interdisciplinary nature and the geographic focus of Arctic research, the scientific community is well poised to improve knowledge mobilization and its integration in governance and institutions. It is critical in this time of rapid change, as opportunities for economic development, capacity building, and ecological conservation interact, that Arctic research seeks and implements best practices in supporting knowledge integration in governance.
From page 169...
... To maximize opportunities for knowledge integration in decisions while ameliorating the potential for conflict and violations of intellectual property, research programs require decision-maker participation, support for local research capacities, and investments in education and capacity building. Decision making based on scientific knowledge tends to be more effective when the stakeholders and researchers communicate at all phases of the process: from planning to knowledge generation to assessments of the effectiveness of the decision.

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