Interchanges between Arctic science and policy have increasingly come to highlight the benefits of increased cooperation between sciences and communities in the development of socially and environmentally sustainable solutions for Arctic governance. Creating a meaningful line of communication across disciplines and social worlds is, however, easier said than done. In April and June 2017, IASC Fellow, Justiina Dahl, held two workshops under the auspices of IASC’s Social and Humanities Working Group that explored different ways of translating concerns, knowledges, aims, and goals across sciences and social worlds in cooperation. Both workshops were titled “Multidisciplinary communication and the governance of evolving global dynamics in the Arctic.” A report of the discussions and the insights into cross-disciplinary research planning that came out of them are now available here.