Multiple Meeting Announcements

Date: 
27 December 2012

Multiple Meeting Announcements

1. Panel Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Perspectives on Public Policies in the Arctic Region
1st International Conference on Public Policies
26-28 June 2013
Grenoble, France

2. Special Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Arctic Population Geography
7th International Conference on Population Geographies
25-28 June 2013
University of Groningen, Netherlands

3. Conference Announcement
7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
9-13 September 2013
Madison, Wisconsin

4. Call for Papers
6th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum
Rural Science in Action
20-22 March 2013
Nome, Alaska

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1. Panel Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Perspectives on Public Policies in the Arctic Region
1st International Conference on Public Policies
26-28 June 2013
Grenoble, France

Organizers announce a call for abstracts for a panel entitled
'Perspectives on Public Policies in the Arctic Region.' The panel will
be held at the 1st International Conference on Public Policies (ICPP
2013), scheduled for 26-28 June 2013 in Grenoble, France.

Developments in the Arctic have mostly been studied through defense
studies, international relations, geopolitics, and to a lesser extent,
economics. Public policies of arctic states in the High North have
attracted far less attention, with the exception of Indigenous peoples'
rights. This panel refers to the definition of the Arctic by the Arctic
Human Development Report based largely on northern political units.
Although the Arctic is not a homogenous region physically, economically,
or politically, the arctic states face comparable challenges such as
adapting to a warmer climate and the development of remote areas. Many
parts of the Arctic are characterized by a harsh environment with little
infrastructure, long distances, and ethnically diverse populations.
While some regions are affected by out-migration, and others by
in-migration, more transient workers are needed for mining and the
hydrocarbon industries. The purpose of this panel is to analyze and
discuss:

- To what extent climate change and the economic prospects in the
Arctic have changed public policies;
- To what extent public policies are limiting or motivating economic
development through legislation, infrastructure development, and
direct or indirect subsidization, particularly in the mining and
hydrocarbon sector and in transport (shipping);
- The capacity to act by the elected representatives at the local
level, and to analyze to what extent citizens and communities are
engaged in the development of public policies
- How conflicting interests between economic sectors are considered
(e.g. tourism versus mining, petroleum activities versus fisheries
and traditional subsistence);
- How social cohesion between various categories of the population
(Indigenous/non indigenous, permanent/transient) appears as an issue
in current public policies;
- If public policies are shaped by regional frameworks of
cooperation and international agreements and norms;
- How arctic policy making can be seen as an imaginary and symbolic
construction.

Comparative approaches of public policies in the Arctic are particularly
welcome. In order to propose a paper, please send an abstract (300 words
max.) directly to panel chair Cecile Pelaudeix
(cecile.pelaudeix@sciencespo-lyon.fr).

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 1 February 2013.

For further information about the conference, please go to:
http://icpublicpolicy.org/spip.php?article31#POLITICS.

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2. Special Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Arctic Population Geography
7th International Conference on Population Geographies
25-28 June 2013
University of Groningen, Netherlands

Organizers of a special session entitled "Arctic Population Geography:
Migration in and out of the Circumpolar North" announce a call for
abstracts. The session will be convened at the 7th International
Conference on Population Geographies, to be held 25-28 June 2013 at the
University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

The arctic region is opening up--not only in physical terms as the ice
retreats, but also in terms of population. Although preceded by
historical waves of population influx caused by the exploitation of
natural resources, the recent and future in-migration of people--related
for instance to large scale resource development projects--may
fundamentally change the face of the arctic and sub-arctic populations.
At the same time, despite this foreseen trend, the Arctic still is
essentially a sending region: the number of people leaving the area is
higher than the number of people moving to the Arctic. In addition to
this, it is noted that the arctic population in general is characterized
by immobility as most people in the Arctic do not tend to move.
Traditionally, the population is composed of a large segment of
Indigenous peoples and, in some regions, a long present non-indigenous
settler population. Within this context, the new migrant population and
the out-migration bring about new dynamics to the composition of arctic
populations.

This session aims to explore different aspects of current and future
arctic population movement. It will discuss current reasons for and
consequences of out-migration in the Arctic, while at the same time
discussing possibilities for and challenges of (re-)migration to the
Arctic. Papers are welcomed on topics and subthemes such as gender and
migration; migration related to resource development, including
temporary workers and long distance commuting; Indigenous migration;
human rights; the changing composition of the arctic population; and
possible economic, socio-cultural, and political consequences of
migration in the Arctic.

Abstracts (maximum 300 words) can be submitted via the webform available
at: http://www.rug.nl/research/ursi/events/icpg2013/call-for-abstracts.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 25 January 2013.

For more info about this session, please contact:
Kim van Dam
Email: k.i.m.van.dam@rug.nl

Tekke Terpstra
Email: t.k.terpstra@rug.nl

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3. Conference Announcement
7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology
9-13 September 2013
Madison, Wisconsin

Organizers announce that the 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling
Technology will be held 9-13 September 2013 at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. The first circular for the workshop is
available on the conference website: http://tinyurl.com/7IWIDT.

Following in the footsteps of the previous ice drilling technology
workshops this conference will take a comprehensive look at the latest
technological innovations in ice drilling technology, including ice
coring, borehole logging, subglacial sampling, core logging, handling,
and field logistics. The workshop will promote the exchange of
knowledge, ideas, and experience among many countries and individuals
who are involved in ice drilling projects. People active in the
technical side of ice drilling are especially encouraged to participate,
as are technical representatives from nations who have recently begun
ice drilling programs for the first time.

For further information, please go to:
http://tinyurl.com/7IWIDT.

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4. Call for Papers
6th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum
Rural Science in Action
20-22 March 2013
Nome, Alaska

Organizers announce that the 6th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary
Science Conference and Forum (WAISC), entitled "Rural Science in
Action," will be held 20-22 March 2013 in Nome, Alaska.

WAISC brings together scientists, rural Alaska leaders and community
members, educators, and students to discuss science, research, and
issues relevant to western Alaska. The 2013 conference will highlight
regional scientific efforts and community-based projects, including work
based in traditional knowledge and local expertise.

Organizers welcome abstract submissions drawn from all disciplines that
use a scientific approach to address questions and issues of concern to
western Alaska communities. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations
or workshops are invited and should be submitted via email to Claudia
Ihl (cihl@alaska.edu) as either a PDF or Word attachment. Abstracts
should be no more than 250 words for oral (15 minutes) or poster
presentations and 500 words for workshops (up to 1 hr 30 minutes).

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 15 February 2013.

The conference website will be updated with further information
including a list of session topics, financial assistance opportunities,
and abstract submission details:
http://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/waisc/.

For questions, please contact:
Claudia Ihl
Assistant Professor of Biology
UAF Northwest Campus, Nome
cihl@alaska.edu
Tel. 907-443-8417

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