2005 Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum | Introduction
ARCUS would like to extend a special thank you to Vision Net, Inc. for making the live webstreaming of the 2005 Arctic Forum and Council Forum possible. The edited, complete archives of the proceedings will be made available for download on the ARCUS website. Check back for updates.
We would like to thank the participants of the ARCUS 17th Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum for a successful meeting!
Arctic Forum Theme
The theme for the 2005 Arctic Forum was "Arctic Climate Change and Public Literacy: What's at Stake?"
Presentations from a diverse range of perspectives addressed topics such as:
- Current science on arctic climate change and future scenarios;
- Public perception of arctic climate change;
- Communication strategies and their effectiveness;
- The role of the research community in public literacy.
The Forum was co-chaired by Dr. Stephanie Pfirman of the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard College and Dr. Bruce Forbes of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland.
The annual banquet was replaced by a special reception featuring a Greenlandic exhibition, posters on arctic research, buffet, and a hosted bar. The exhibition will include a talk by the Honorable Henriette Rasmussen, Greenland Minister for Culture, Education, Research, and Church, and a special presentation by the Aavaat Choir. The Aavaat Choir sings both traditional and modern Greenlandic music and will perform in their national costume. The reception begins at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, 19 May. The public is welcome and there is no charge for attending.
A two-day event celebrating Greenland followed the 17th Annual Meeting on 20-22 May 2005 at the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC. This event was organized by the Directorate of Culture, Education, Research and Church, Nuuk, Greenland; The Arctic Studies Center, National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian; and The Royal Danish Embassy, Washington, D.C.