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 [at] alaska [dot] 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.