Workshop Announcement: International Access to Research Infrastructure in the Arctic

16 March 2021

Workshop Announcement
International Access to Research Infrastructure in the Arctic

23 March 2021
9:00-15:00 GMT

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Organizers announce their workshop on international access to research infrastructure in the Arctic. This workshop will take place virtually on 23 March 2021 from 9:00 to 15:00 GMT during Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW2021).

The purpose of this workshop is to initiate dialogue and develop networks that facilitate access for international scientists to national research facilities and infrastructure in the Arctic (also referred to as “transnational” or “cross-border” access), including identifying challenges, best practices, and next steps.

Topics will be explored through a series of presentations and interactive break-out sessions to identify major challenges, best practices, and next steps for matching scientists and infrastructure, providing international access, and sharing knowledge.

Questions that will be explored include:

  • What are the most urgent logistical needs and locations for polar research in the next 10 years?
  • What are the scientific and logistical possibilities and challenges for implementing shared international access?
  • What mechanisms or exchange modes can be envisaged to coordinate networks of polar research infrastructure (e.g. vessels, stations, aircraft) at an international level?
  • Will these mechanisms provide access to all researchers while continuing to recognize respective research infrastructures as national assets?

Participants need to register at ASSW2021 and are also asked to register in advance by e-mail to faro-arctic [at] Indicate in your email whether you will join the marine- or land-based breakout groups.

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