Arctic Frontiers will hold its 8th annual conference in Tromsø, Norway, from 19-24 January 2014, with the title: Humans in the Arctic. The Arctic Frontiers conference is a central arena for discussions of Arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in the Arctic may be addressed to ensure sustainable development. Arctic Frontiers 2014 will address two main themes:
The environment of the Arctic is changing, and this affects the conditions for humans living in the Arctic for better and for worse. Climate change will lead to less ice and permafrost and thus, increased tourism, fishing, petroleum activities and mining. These activities in the High North will give opportunities and impact socio-economy, demography and traditional lifestyle as well as increase contamination and disturb the natural environment. The cumulative impact may affect life, well-being, culture and ultimately the health of people living in the region. Healthy adaption to the changes must be planned. The latest advances in technology and innovative communication are potentially very effective tools with which to reduce risk related to living and working in the Arctic and also maximize the benefits, thus ensuring sustainable development. How can this be done? Arctic Frontiers 2014 will address the scientific challenges ahead.
Four parallel parts will be discussed:
Health, society and environment
Maritime operational challenges
Interested scientists are invited to submit abstracts to one of these four sessions for both oral and poster presentations. Arctic Frontiers is composed of a policy section and a scientific section. This call for papers addresses only the scientific section from 22 January to 24 January 2014. The Call for Papers closes on 21 October 2013. For more information and online registration, download the complete "Call for Papers" on the Arctic Frontiers homepage www.arcticfrontiers.com.