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Arctic Frontiers 2021 goes digital!

The COVID-19 crisis continues to change the world, including the Arctic. What the effects will be remains unclear. In these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure is that Arctic Frontiers 2021 will be different. While we believe now more than ever in the importance of bringing people together, we have decided to move the content of Arctic Frontiers 2021 online to ensure that no one will lose out on the Arctic Frontiers experience. So the Arctic family will meet from February 1-4 2021 in a slightly different way than what we are used to.

Arctic Frontiers Science conference is traditionally international and multidisciplinary, bringing together social sciences, humanities, physical and life sciences. The Arctic Frontiers Science is focusing on both fundamental and solution-oriented research with strong impact, which addresses growing societal challenges and needs in the Arctic region. Arctic Frontiers Science is developed with the guidance of the Strategic Science Committee of Arctic Frontiers.

It is a special time now and we send warm thoughts to all our friends around the world. We are optimistic and hope that in the first week of February 2021 we can once again gather in Tromsø for good discussions for a sustainable development in the Arctic. Arctic Frontiers secretariat will closely monitor the situation with Covid-19 and develop an optimal technical solution and format for the conference. As of now, it will likely combine elements of a traditional in-person and digital conferences, with a possibility to participate online. Please stay tuned for more updates.

We will organise six science sessions originally proposed by Arctic Frontiers partner institutions:

  • Session 1. Arctic health and social inequalities in health
  • Session 2. Who gets to tell the Arctic stories
  • Session 3. Valuing the digital ocean
  • Session 4. Small and medium sized enterprises’ (SME) strategies for social sustainability in the High-North
  • Session 5. The coupled Arctic system: Improved understanding from recent international campaigns
  • Session 6. Advanced prediction capabilities for the Arctic and beyond

Important dates:

  • 6 October 2020: Abstract submission deadline
  • 25 September 2020: Abstract acceptance notification
  • 5 October 2020: Tentative program is available online
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