As part of a commitment to increasing the impact of my work, I communicate important issues and results using a portfolio of user-friendly formats, and by working with stakeholders to co-create research that is important to them.

I have extensive field work experience working with coastal communities and marine sectors in the Arctic region. In outreach work I use a transdisciplinary approach as needed to connect with diverse stakeholder groups and to understand the research needs that will make the biggest impacts for decision-making. Visit the Workshops page to find out more.

When feasible and appropriate, I connect with practitioners and policy makers to engage in dialogue about existing knowledge gaps, issues of relevance that need addressed and to make sure the resulting information is relevant and useful.


Blair, B. (2019). Climate Vulnerability Index for World Heritage: From Orkney to the Arctic. Polar Research and Policy Initiative. [URL]

Blair, B. (2017). U.S. Arcticness 150 Years After the Alaska Purchase. Polar Research and Policy Initiative. [URL].

Blair, B. (2016). Beyond Transitions: US Arctic Leadership and the Future for Climate-Displaced Populations. Polar Research and Policy Initiative. [URL].


2021 “Experiences from the SALIENSEAS Project” -Coproduction in the European Arctic Weather, Water, Ice and Climate Services, PPP-SERA Workshop [online]

2020 “Foresight Work in the SALIENSEAS Project” –Roundtable, Foresight Europe Network [online]

2020 “ICEWISE: A game to test the effects of sea ice forecast reliability on voyage planners’ confidence” General Assembly, European Geophysical Union [online]

2020 “Socio-economic scenarios to aid coproduction of climate services in sea ice social-ecological systems” -Arctic Frontiers, Tromsø, Norway.

2019 “An Agent-based Mobilities Assessment for Enhanced Arctic Climate Services” -Polar 2018 Conference, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and the International Arctic
Science Committee, Davos, Switzerland.

2018 “Participatory risk and vulnerability assessment to decrease uncertainties in Arctic weather and sea-ice forecasting” Arctic Frontiers, Tromsø, Norway.

2017 “Toward Arctic Transformations and Sustainability: Modeling Risks and Resilience Across Scales of Governance“ -Globalizing Polar Issues conference, Crans-Montana,

2017 “Modeling Risk Priorities: Comparing Views on Sustainability between North Slope Tribal Leaders and State and Federal experts” – Alaska Forum on the Environment, Anchorage, Alaska USA.

2015 “Raising the New Without Razing the Old: Arctic Alaska Communities Navigating Sustainability and Risks in the New Millennium” -1st Central European Polar Meeting
Vienna, Austria.

2015 “Scenarios planning as a tool for risk management” -Alaska Forum on the Environment, Anchorage, Alaska USA.

2014 “Engaging scale and meaning in formulating policy learning for disaster governance“ -Arctic Change Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

2014 “Long-term planning for healthy sustainable communities: A focus on risks, learning and education” -Arctic Science Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska USA.

2014 “Meeting institutional criteria for social resilience: a nested risk system model” -Resilience 2014 Conference, Montpellier, France

2014 “Risk Perception as a Complex Dynamic System: Scenarios as a Tool for Assessment” – Alaska Forum on the Environment, Anchorage, Alaska USA.