Event ended Conference
State of the Arctic

About this event

The main goal of the State of the Arctic Conference is to review scientific understanding of the arctic system in a time of rapid environmental change.  It will provide an open international forum for discussion of future research directions aimed toward a better understanding of the arctic system and its trajectory. Topics will range from basic understanding of the Arctic and system-wide change to developing response strategies to adapt and mitigate change.

Major science themes include:

  • Advances in arctic system understanding - the basic functioning of the arctic system, including all of its human dimensions;
  • Arctic change - rapid, system-scale changes and the capability to project future states of the arctic system under various scenarios;
  • Linkages to the Earth system - linkages and feedbacks between the arctic system and the Earth system; and
  • Translating research into solutions - informed solutions to the problems caused by environmental change.
  • A milestone event developed by the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) and the Arctic System Science (ARCSS) Program communities, major funding is being provided by the National Science Foundation Division of Arctic Sciences. Partners include: the International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC), the Canadian ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence, the European Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies (DAMOCLES) program, and the US Arctic Research Commission (USARC). The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is organizing the conference on behalf of the arctic community and sponsoring organizations.

    Registration information, as well as program information, are available on the State ofthe Arctic Conference web page at http://soa.arcus.org/front.