Upcoming Events

When: 
Sun, 06/06/2021 to Sat, 06/12/2021
Where: 
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

The conference will focus on contribution of librarians and archivists to the sharing of northern and polar cultures and knowledge. The event will be an excellent opportunity to:

Looking Back and Looking Forward
When: 
Tue, 06/15/2021 to Sat, 06/19/2021
Where: 
Arkhangelsk, Russia

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IASSA Council has voted unanimously to postpone ICASS X from June 2020 to June 2021.

Read more here.


The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) invites abstract submissions for the 10th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X).

When: 
Sun, 06/27/2021 to Fri, 07/02/2021
Where: 
La Jolla, California

Online registration is set to open in March 2021.

Abstract submission will open in January 2021.

Follow the link above to see the first circular.

When: 
Sun, 07/11/2021 to Fri, 07/16/2021
Where: 
University of Colorado, Boulder

Organizers of the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP) invite session proposals that address science and/or engineering topics with a focus on permafrost.

For the first time the Regional Conference on Permafrost will be combined with the bi-annual International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. The conference will bring together international participants who will have the opportunity to organize side-project meetings and enjoy field trips to the nearby Rocky Mountains.

When: 
Mon, 07/12/2021 to Thu, 07/15/2021
Where: 
Seattle, Washington

In recent decades we have seen major changes in Arctic Ocean circulation, salinity, and temperature and associated declines in sea ice coverage and thickness. There is evidence of connections of these changes with climate indices, and the changes arguably affect climate by altering the radiative heat balance at high latitudes, impacting the strength of the global overturning circulation, and influencing the interaction between the ocean and Greenland ice sheet.

When: 
Tue, 09/07/2021 to Fri, 09/10/2021
Where: 
Chico Hot Springs Resort in Pray, Montana

Frozen Pasts 5 was originally scheduled for 15-18 September 2020, but was postponed to September 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


These are unsettled times, but we are holding out hope for convening the 5th International Frozen Pasts Conference (FP5) on the human dimensions of glacial and ice patch environments at all latitudes and on all continents.

FP5 represents the continuing tradition of the conferences themed around glacial and ice patch archaeology begun in Bern in 2008. The schedule for the conference is described on the website.

When: 
Mon, 09/27/2021 to Fri, 10/01/2021
Where: 
Reykjavík, Iceland

This symposium will bring together scientists, stakeholders and policy makers for a discussion on the latest results from studies of the entire cryosphere, which plays an important role in the hydrological cycle and the Earth System and is one of the most useful indicators of climate change. The symposium will allow ample time for panel discussions on scientific results, new technologies, research gaps and future perspectives in the light of the Paris Agreement, which calls for limiting global warming to 1.5–2°C.

When: 
Mon, 11/01/2021 to Fri, 11/12/2021
Where: 
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC was originally scheduled to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK.

On 28 May 2020, the COP Bureau decided that it would take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow, UK.

Permafrost Environment Under Persistent Warming: Challenges for Scientific Assessment & Engineering Practice
When: 
Mon, 06/20/2022 to Fri, 06/24/2022
Where: 
Lanzhou, China

[The 12th International Conference on Permafrost was originally scheduled for June 2020, but was postponed two years due to COVID-19.]


The 12th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP2020) will be held in Lanzhou, China. The general theme of the congress is “Permafrost Environment Under Persistent Warming: Challenges for Scientific Assessment & Engineering Practice”.

Sessions will include: