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The VII International Forum
Arctic: today and the future

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04-06 December 2017, St. Petersburg

Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» is one of the key events of the Arctic agenda. Within the framework of the event, annually the results are summed up and complex trends in the development of the Arctic zone are revealed, an open dialogue between the authorities, business and the public is being developed to form an active civil society. Discussion on the Forum takes place at the intersection of various industries, private interests and agendas, so that Arctic issues are treated in a comprehensive manner with the participation of all key players.

More information: http://www.forumarctic.com/eng/conf2017/

 

 

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Arctic Frontiers 2018

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Arctic Frontiers 2018 Call for Session Abstracts: Resilient Arctic Societies and Industrial Development
Abstract submissions are presently being accepted for the Arctic Frontiers Science 2018  to be held in Tromsø, Norway, between 23-25 January, 2018.
 

We invite and encourage you to submit abstract for the following section: Resilient Arctic Societies and Industrial Development
 
Section Resilient Arctic Societies and Industrial Development
Scientific committee members:
• Per Selle, University of Bergen and UiT The Arctic University of Norway (lead).
• Thierry Rodon, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
• Julie Decker, Anchorage Museum, Alaska
• Stephan Schott, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Canada
• Toril Inga Røe Utvik, Statoil, Norway
 
The Arctic is in the midst of deep-seated change. Comprehensive changes in climate, transport and industry (mining, oil and gas, and more) will have a profound effect on the communities and the lives of the people living in this sparsely populated area. These transformative processes increase and broaden the interest in the area itself, making the Arctic more import_ant strategically and economically in terms of globalization.

In addition to understand how to regulate and manage what is coming, a thorough understanding of the relationships between society, environment and business is crucial. Here international and national law and agreements play an import_ant if not vital role.

There is a substantial variation in natural conditions in the Arctic (e.g. temperature, ice, weather conditions), and in the rate and extent of infrastructure development and telecommunications across the region. Subsequently, some parts of the Arctic are more densely populated than others. Indigenous people are an import_ant part of the Arctic population and their rights are increasingly supported by the UN system and international law which itself has an influence upon what can be done and how.

The call will mainly focus on how changes in climate and industry development in the Arctic influence different types of societies. To what extent are communities, population centres and individuals resilient and able to adjust to change, or recover from such deep-seated shifts influencing and even transforming their way of life? If they are not able to adjust and recover, why, and to what extent does it matter?
 
More details on the section can be found here: http://www.arcticfrontiers.com/science/call-papers-arctic-frontiers-science-2018/resilient-arctic-societies-industrial-development/
 
Deadline for abstract submission: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 23:59 European time
     
For more information on submitting abstracts, go to:
http://www.arcticfrontiers.com/science/call-papers-arctic-frontiers-science-2018/
 
For information about the Conference:
http://www.arcticfrontiers.com


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POLAR2018

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SCAR/IASC Conference
15 - 16 June 2018, Davos-Switzerland

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCARSCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee IASC invite the international polar and high altitude community to their joint meeting POLAR2018, hosted by WSL and SLF in Davos, Switzerland.
 
Program Overview
15 - 18 June 2018: SCAR and IASC/ASSW Business & Satellite Meetings
19 - 23 June 2018: SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference, including the COMNAP Symposium
24 - 26 June 2018: SCAR Delegates Meeting & 2018 Arctic Observing Summit

The goal of POLAR2018 is to bring together excellent research from both poles, as well as from high altitude areas, focusing on the similar challenges those regions face. The program features 65 different sessions, structured into 12 categories. In addition to the parallel sessions, central elements of the Open Science Conference (OSC) will be keynote presentations, mini-symposia, extended poster sessions, and exhibitions. The annual COMNAP symposium will be held during the OSC, as well as a plenary lecture from the 2018 Arctic Observing Summit as an opening to this biennial summit immediately after the OSC. A range of excursions and trips will allow participants to make the most of coming to the Swiss Alps and enjoy science, nature, culture, and sports.
 
Davos
POLAR2018 will be held in the Swiss mountain town of Davos, which can easily be reached by train from Zurich Airport. Davos, Europe's highest city, is situated in the Eastern part of the Swiss Alps at 1560 meters above sea level. It offers an advanced congress infrastructure and a wide range of accommodation for all budgets. The stunning alpine environment will ensure your visit is an enjoyable experience.
 
Invitation to submit an abstract to the Open Science Conference
The Scientific Committee for POLAR2018 invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentations. The session program provides guidance on the thematic areas covered at POLAR2018. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 November 2017. Authors wishing to submit an abstract are required to pay a submission fee of CHF 30 for each abstract. You can submit as many abstracts as you like, but only two with a preference for oral presentation. Early career and other authors who wish to apply for a submission fee waiver grant can follow this link.
 
Submit an abstract here
 
Important deadlines
1 September 2017: Abstract submission opens
1 November 2017: Deadline abstract submission, early-bird registration opens
31 December 2017: Side meeting requests close
31 January 2018: Acceptance notification with oral/poster information

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Davos in June 2018!

 

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6th INTERNATIONAL POLAR TOURISM RESEARCH NETWORK (IPTRN) - CONFERENCE AND COMMUNITY TOUR

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Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Culture, Economies, Innovation, and Change in Tourism
Yukon Territory, Canada, June 22-28, 2018
https://sites.google.com/view/polartourismresearch/yukon-2018
 
The 6th IPTRN conference – Creative Forces in the Polar Regions: Cultures, Economies, Innovations, and Change in Tourism – will follow the IPTRN community tour model. The conference will begin in Whitehorse and travel to several Yukon communities. In addition to papers and other presentations, participants will engage in community activities held in collaboration with local organisations and residents, and engage in a variety of Yukon visitor experiences.

The conference and community tour will engage participants by exploring and seeking solutions to polar tourism concerns and opportunities in relation to a variety of thematic areas, including: the cultural economy; economic diversification and community development; cultural and tourism entrepreneurship; social, cultural, and environmental impacts; tourism planning and development challenges and strategies; visitor experience innovations; and problem-solving in polar areas.

Past IPTRN conferences have examined economic development and environmental aspects of tourism in the polar world (see publication list at the end of this call). Papers presented at the 6th IPTRN conference are encouraged to explore how expectations toward tourism development in peripheral places contribute to the cultural wellbeing of peripheral communities and how cultural tourism can be managed to advance economic benefits, enhance our understanding of human/nature relationships, and protection of the natural environment.
 
To that end, the 6th IPTRN conference invites papers that examine:

  • Culture and cultural tourism, including policy
  • Parks, protected areas and cultural tourism
  • Winter tourism and cold weather cultures: attractions, visitors, opportunities and challenges
  • Indigenous culture and tourism
  • Community interactions with polar tourists
  • An inclusive Arctic – the role of arts, culture and tourism for demographic diversity (e.g., ethnic groups, the LGBTQ community)
  • Economic geographies of and innovation in polar tourism
  • The social and cultural construction of touristic polar places and spaces

While the conference has a specific focus, abstracts that examine any aspects of polar tourism are welcome.

Abstract Submission:
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, should include full author(s) names and contact details, and should be submitted in Word format to the conference organisers via Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. no later than October 31, 2017. We welcome abstracts for oral, poster or other forms of presentation (e.g., creative output such as music or art work, researcher/community-oriented workshops). Please clearly indicate the type of abstract you are submitting. Abstracts will undergo an external review process, and authors will be informed of the decision by November 30, 2017. Participants presenting papers will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in a soon to be determined forum (e.g., peer review journal or edited volume).

Significant Dates:

Call for abstracts closes: October 31, 2017 – see Information for Students, below
Decision notification: November 30, 2017
Registration opens: January 1, 2018
Registration closes: February 28, 2018
Conference: June 22-28, 2018

NOTE: Delegates are encouraged to arrive in Yukon on June 21 and leave on June 29 to enjoy all aspects of the conference program, and to take advantage of the bus travel (included in the conference fee) from our final destination community back to Whitehorse on the evening of June 28th.
 
Registration Fee: Registration information and fees will be available on our website by December 1.
 
Information for Students: Students are an integral part of IPTRN conferences and we welcome your abstract submissions. We encourage you to apply for funding externally, and we are happy to help you with a support letter. IPTRN are also applying for funding to offer some support for student participation. If you are interested to apply for an IPTRN stipend include your student status and a 150 word justification for your attendance at the IPTRN (in Word). In order to be included in our external funding applications, interested students must submit by October 15, 2017.
 
Conference/Community Tour Highlights:

  • Intimate week sharing scholarship with colleagues from across the poles, and engaging with community residents, tourism operators, and development planners on polar tourism issues and opportunities
  • Begins in Whitehorse and travels to several Yukon communities
  • Follows the IPTRN conference model: paper and other presentation sessions, workshops/discussion forums, community tour around the host territory, and visitor experiences
  • Ends at the beginning of the one-week long, internationally recognized, Adäka First Nations Cultural festival (Whitehorse): http://www.adakafestival.ca/ 

Interested in getting an “insider experience” of the Adäka festival? Through a partnership with the Adäka festival organizers (the Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association), IPTRN will help pilot an international volunteer program and coordinate opportunities for conference participants to volunteer at the Adäka festival. There may also be lodging opportunities with locals in Whitehorse during the volunteer commitment period. Please indicate your potential interest to volunteer at the Adäka festival in the body of your email when you submit your abstract.
 
Destination Information:
Getting to the Yukon: http://www.travelyukon.com/basic-page/getting-here-air
Travel information: www.travelyukon.ca
Whitehorse “The Wilderness City”:  http://whitehorse.ca/about 
About Yukon communities: http://www.yukoncommunities.yk.ca          
About Yukon First Nations: https://cyfn.ca/nations         
Adäka First Nations Cultural Festival (Whitehorse): http://www.adakafestival.ca/  

See also “Journeys to Adäka” documentary movie trailer – Sagafish Media: https://vimeo.com/217345878

About Yukon First Nations self-governance: http://mappingtheway.ca/
About Yukon First Nations tourism: http://yfnct.ca/

More Information:
For more information go to the conference website (https://sites.google.com/view/polartourismresearch), “like” our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/IPTRN27), and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PolarTourism).
 
If you have any questions about the 6th IPTRN, please contact Dr. Patrick Brouder or Dr. Suzanne de la Barre via the conference email address: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.
 
IPTRN Conference Publications:
The IPTRN is a group with a shared interest in research that advances the understanding of tourism in and about the Polar Regions. The IPTRN strives to generate, share and disseminate knowledge, resources and perspectives on polar tourism; and strongly supports the development of international collaboration and cooperative relationships between members. 2018 is IPTRN’s ten year anniversary, and each meeting has resulted in collaborative research publications.
 
1st IPTRN (Montreal/Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik, Canada): Grenier, A.A.; Müller, D.K. (Eds.) (2011). Polar Tourism: A Tool for Regional Development. QC: Presses de l’Université du Québec, Québec.
 
2nd IPTRN (Abisko, Sweden): Müller, D.K.; Lundmark, L.; Lemelin, R.H. (Eds.) (2013). New Issues in Polar Tourism: Communities, Environments, Politics. Springer: Dordrecht.
 
3rd IPTRN (Nain, Nunatsiavut, Canada): Lemelin, R.H., Maher, P., and Liggett, D. (Eds.) (2013). From talk to action: How tourism is changing the Polar Regions. Conference Proceedings from the 3rd International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) Conference, April 16-21, 2012, Nain, Nunatsiavut. Thunder Bay, Ontario: Centre for Northern Studies Press, Lakehead University.
 
4th IPTRN (Christchurch/Akaroa, New Zealand): Liggett, D. and Stewart, E. (Eds.) (2015). Polar tourism (research) is not what it used to be: the maturing of a field of COMMUNITY alongside an activity. The Polar Journal. 5(2), special issue. DOI:10.1080/2154896X.2015.1104802
 
5th IPTRN (Akureyri/Raufarhöfn, Iceland): Huijbens, E. and Lamers, M. (Eds.) (2017). Sustainable Tourism and Natural Resource Conservation in the Polar Regions. Resources. 6(3), special issue.
 

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sierpien 2018

 

17th International Congress on Circumpolar Health (ICCH17)

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Dear friends and colleagues,
 
It is a pleasure to send you the 1st Announcement of the 17th International Congress on Circumpolar Health (ICCH17), August 12-15, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
The ICCH congresses are held every third year in different locations in the circumpolar area and represent the largest scientific meetings worldwide on circumpolar health.
 
The ICCH congresses are organised by the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH), aided by a local organising committee.
 
The local organising committee for the ICCH17 is the Danish Greenlandic Society for Circumpolar Health.
 
The webiste of the congress is www.icch2018.com.
 
Please disseminate this mail to all of your contacts in the world of circumpolar health and anyone else interested, including members of the national scientific societies of circumpolar health in the USA, Canada, Nordic countries and Russian Federation.
 
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Copenhagen, August 2018.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions.
 
On behalf of the organisers,
 
Yours sinceley
 
Anders Koch
MD, PhD, MPH
Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Professor in Infectious Diseases, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland
President, the International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH)
President, the Danish Greenlandic Society for Circumpolar Health
 
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UArctic congress 2018

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The science section of the UArctic Congress will start in Oulu Sept 5 and conclude in Helsinki on Sept 7, 2018.
The call for session proposals is now open
Deadline Sept 30, 2017: submission form.

The UArctic Congress is an integral part of Finland’s Arctic Council chairmanship program, and open to the scientists, students, policy makers, businesses and all other interested stakeholders. The science section will focus on the themes and priorities of the Finnish chairmanship, including the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

We welcome proposals for session sessions which can be comprised of different forms including dialogues and discussions. Any innovative or new ways of arranging sessions are welcomed. In general the sessions runs for 90 minutes and can have several conveners, however we need one designated primary convener who will also be the main contact person.

 

The themes of the science sections follow are:

  - Environmental protection
  - Connectivity
  - Meteorological cooperation
  - Education

Proposals are submitted ONLY via our online submission form. Please note that you will have to register to the system. The registration will allow you to go back to your submission and also to evaluate and accept/decline abstracts in the later stage if your session is accepted to the congress.


The deadline for session proposals is September 30, 2017.
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