2007 Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum | Introduction
Embassy of Sweden and National Association of Home
Builders Conference Center
23-24 May 2007
Arctic Forum - Color Flyer (520K - PDF)
The ARCUS 19th Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum 2007 in Washington, D.C. was jointly hosted by ARCUS and the Embassy of Sweden.
The focus of the 2007 Arctic Forum was: "Water in the Arctic: International Collaborations and Understanding Environmental Change."
The Arctic Forum was timed to coincide with a special program at the Embassy of Sweden on "Water and Environment," which offers reflections on global, national, regional and local perspectives regarding water. Forum sessions included a diverse and international range of perspectives on the state of knowledge of the hydrological cycle in the circumpolar Arctic, gaps in our knowledge, and research and policy opportunities and priorities. The Arctic Forum sessions highlighted international collaborations for the International Polar Year and beyond.
Presentations included information on:
- What are the changes being witnessed in the water cycle and how will these changes impact the physical, biological and social environments of the Arctic?
- How does the science of water and the arctic environment relate to public policy, and how can information be translated to decision makers?
- How can we forge international collaborations during IPY and beyond to address these exciting scientific challenges and opportunities?
The 2007 Arctic Forum was co-chaired by Larry Hinzman, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Gunhild Rosqvist, Stockholm University.
In addition to highlighting current research and policy issues relevant to the Arctic through the Arctic Forum, the ARCUS Annual Meeting serves to gather together members of the arctic research community, key agency personnel and policy makers, as well as ARCUS member institution representatives, board members, and staff.
A Congressional Science Briefing on Observing, Understanding, and Responding to Arctic Change was held on Tuesday, 22 May 2007. For more information, click here.