International Affairs

By Victoria H.

US Director

Posted Nov 14, 2017

This project is

In Progress

Matched with:

Alessio C.

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What We Need

  • The ability to communicate complex information using an easily interpretable visual aid
  • A high-resolution version of the Infographic in the Organization’s preferred format

How This Will Help

America's "first time change refugees," Alaskans that are poised to be displaced from the impacts of climate change, are often in news headlines. However, there is a lot of misinformation about these communities. In Alaska, 31 villages are identified by the Army Corps as in imminent threat of being uninhabitable. And in the US at large, there are at least 13 towns that have decided to relocate in part or in full due to the effects of climate change. We want to create an infographic to explain the where, how, why, and who of climate relocation in America.

What We Have In Place

We currently have all the data needed which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a dedicated staff person to help you in the process and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We have two Andreas on our team, which can get a bit confusing. Luckily, one of them has taken to giving himself a new nickname each week. Recent names have included: Andreas 1 (the better), King of the Arctic, and, my favorite, Andreas Raspotnik the Great and Icy.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of prep materials
    • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objective of the infographic and key audiences
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with data or other source of information to draw from
  • Milestone 1: Preliminary sketching
    • Professional develops three drafted concepts to share with the Organization
    • Volunteer Manager chooses one draft as a primary concept and provides feedback
  • Milestone 2: Graphic creation
    • Professional provides Volunteer Manager with first draft of Infographic
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds feedback
  • Milestone 3: Presentation of deliverables
    • Professional delivers the final version of the Infographic including specifications for usage (colors, size, etc.)
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Graphic design experience
  • Data interpretation/translation skills
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Existing visual brand guidelines for your Organization
  • A specific source of data or information

Our Mission

TAI envisions a world in which the Arctic’s diverse and complex sources of insecurity are identified, understood, and innovatively resolved. We hope to achieve this by informing Arctic policy across the circumpolar region through objective, multidisciplinary, and innovative social science research. We do this through publishing high-quality, open access research on a range of issues relating to security in the High North; providing innovative policy analysis and recommendations to policymakers a

What We Do

The Arctic Institute is an independent international institute dedicated to research of and engagement in the many dimensions of Arctic insecurity. Established in 2011, TAI provides data, analysis, and recommendations to policymakers, researchers, media, and the interested public. Based in Washington, DC, TAI’s network of research associates extends across North America, Scandinavia, and the European Union.