Event Type
Conferences and Workshops

The Changing Arctic and its Regional to Global Impact: From Information to Knowledge and Action

Event Dates
2018-01-15 - 2018-01-18
Tokyo, Japan

Organizers of the 5th International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-5) announce a call for special session proposals.

This symposium will be comprised of discussions on environmental changes in the Arctic and their regional and global implications and seeks additional international scientific collaboration in this area by gathering, synthesizing, and sharing information related to these changes occurring in the Arctic. Arctic change has impacts on the global climate, as well as ecosystems and human societies in higher-middle latitudes. A better understanding of these processes is needed so that improved information can be given to society and stakeholders, particularly decision makers.

Special emphasis will be placed on the fields of the social sciences and humanities, which have not been included in previous ISARs.

The symposium will consist of plenary, general, and special sessions, as well as poster sessions. Special sessions are inter-disciplinary and solicited from participants.

The general sessions include the fields of:

  • Atmosphere
  • Ocean and sea ice
  • Rivers, lakes, permafrost, and snow cover
  • Ice sheets, glaciers, and ice cores
  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Marine ecosystems
  • Geospace
  • Policies and economy
  • Social and cultural dimensions

For further information about the call for special session proposals or to submit a proposal, follow the link above.

Special session proposal deadline: 15 April 2017.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 August 2017.

Early registration deadline: 15 November 2017.