The ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More Change 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Topical Sessions of interest to the Arctic research community. 

Session Proposals for the international Arctic Change 2017 conference are now being accepted until Wednesday May 17, 2017.

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada and its national and international partners are excited to welcome Arctic researchers, stakeholders and decision-makers to Québec City for the international Arctic Change 2017 conference to be held at the Québec City Convention Centre from December 11-15, 2017. Arctic Change 2017 aims to stimulate discussion and foster collaborations among people with a vested interest in the Arctic and its peoples.

Marking ArcticNet’s final year as a Network of Centres of Excellence, Arctic Change 2017 will bring together leading researchers, students, Inuit and Northerners, policy-makers, private sector representatives and media from around the world to address the numerous environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate changeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change is change in the climate of the whole Earth or a region of the Earth that is believed... More and modernization in the Arctic. With over 1500 attendees expected, Arctic Change 2017 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.

Call For Sessions

The Arctic Change 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Topical Sessions of interest to the Arctic research community. Proposals should identify at least two Co-Chairs planning to attend the Conference. Session proposals including (and from) Early Career Researchers as co-Chairs are encouraged. Session proposals should include an informative title (max 150 characters) and a short description (less than 2500 characters). Descriptions should be broad enough to include all interested researchers, regardless of affiliation or research background. Please submit session proposals online using the session submission form, also available on the Arctic Change 2017 website.

General Topics

Arctic Change 2017 will be a major international venue for scientific exchange across broad Arctic research disciplines in natural, human health and social sciences. General topics to be addressed include, but are not restricted to:

• Monitoring, Modeling and Predicting Circumpolar and Regional Arctic Systems
• Ocean and Atmospheric Fluxes through the Arctic
• Sensitivity and Change of Cryospheric Systems
• Tracking and Predicting Socio-Economic, and Cultural Change in the Arctic
• Rapid Arctic Transitions and Impacts on Infrastructure and Planning
• Community AdaptationIn ecology, adaptation is the process by which a species acquires certain traits that improve survival in a particular environment.... More and Vulnerability in the Arctic Regions
• Mapping the Arctic Ocean, Continental Shelves and Margins
• Arctic Marine and Terrestrial EcosystemAll the living organisms (including people) in an area as well as its physical environment, functioning together as a unit. An ecosystem is made up of plants, animals, microorganisms, soil,... More Structure, BiodiversityBiological diversity. The many and varied forms of life on Earth (collectively known as biota). As well as diversity of species (species diversity), there is also diversity within populations of a... More and Services
• Coastal Processes and the Vulnerability of Communities, Infrastructures and Resources
• Assessing, Understanding and Monitoring the Health of Ecosystems and  Humans in the Arctic
• Legal, Political, Security and Navigation Issues in Opening Arctic Waterways
Sustainable DevelopmentSustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from a report called Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report: "Sustainable development is... More and Prosperity in the Arctic
• Adapting New Technologies to the Advantage of Arctic Research and Monitoring
• Arctic Data Management, Access and Integration
• From Knowledge to Decision and Policy-Making

Information on the conference, venue, lodging, registration, sponsor/exhibitor opportunities and Call For Sessions is available on the Arctic Change 2017 website at : http://www.arcticnetmeetings.ca/ac2017/index.php

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