2004 Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum | Introduction
We would like to thank the participants of the ARCUS 16th Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum for a successful meeting!
The meeting served to gather member institution representatives, the Board of Directors, and the staff of ARCUS together with other members of the arctic research community, key agency personnel and policy makers to discuss this year's theme "Recent Decrease of the Arctic Sea Ice: Its Causes, Consequences, and Historical Perspective." Presentations and abstracts are available through the menu to the left.
Listen to the Alaska Public Radio Network coverage of the Arctic Forum: Click on the links below to download audio files of the broadcasts. There are two segments which you may download as either .mp3 or as Real Audio files. To play the Real Audio files, you will need to download a Real Player: http://www.real.com/
Arctic ForumThe Arctic Forum was held13-14 May 2004. The co-chairs
for the Forum were Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski of the Naval Postgraduate School and Dr. Mark Serreze of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The theme for 2004's Arctic Forum was "Recent Decrease of the Arctic Sea Ice: Its Causes, Consequences, and Historical Perspective." The meeting included invited and contributed presentations by a diverse representation of arctic researchers. Click here for the full abstract.
The presentations addressed:
- Aspects of the Physical Environment
- Marine Ecosystem Responses
- Coastal Transformation
- Impacts on Humans
- Historical and Paleoclimate Perspectives on Arctic Warming
Charles Wohlforth gave a special presentation at the annual banquet, focusing on his latest book, The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change. Wohlforth discussed his experiences with Inupiaq whalers and climate change researchers striving to understand and adapt to a shifting arctic landscape. Learn more!
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Wendy K. Warnick