State of the Arctic Conference Resolution Released

The final Conference Resolution from the State of the Arctic Conference has been released and is available online.

The State of the Arctic Conference, held March 2010 with 448 participants from 16 countries, including representatives of Indigenous Peoples' organizations, featured over 400 keynote addresses, scientific talks, and poster presentations. The resolution summarizes the four recommendations that emerged from the conference:

  1. Develop responses to arctic change and advance solution-driven science.
  2. Fully implement a coordinated and multi-disciplinary arctic observing system.
  3. Optimize existing efforts for projecting future states of the arctic system.
  4. Promote open access to arctic areas and data.

An initial draft of the Resolution was presented and discussed during the final plenary session, and the final resolution was developed with extensive input from conference participants.

The full Conference Resolution can be found at: http://soa.arcus.org/products-and-resources.

For more information on the State of the Arctic Conference, visit the conference website at: http://soa.arcus.org/ or contact Helen Wiggins, Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS), at: helen [at] arcus [dot] org.