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Photograph Credit: Photo by Todd Paris, UAF Marketing and Publications.

2014 Conference

The 2014 Arctic Science Conference will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska from Sept. 27th through the 28th. The conference theme is Resilience and Adaptation: Interdisciplinary Research, Communities, and Health.

Conference Description

The importance of the resilience of the people of the Arctic is little understood. Among the eight circumpolar nations are three of the four largest in the world in geographic area. The Arctic is becoming an important route for trade and commerce during the 21st century. It is necessary to observe and understand change in order to respond and adapt. Resource development and rapid climate change is impacting the demands on scientific research as holistic issues demand interdisciplinary approaches.

The Arctic Science Conference will include themes of interdisciplinary research, biomedical sciences, and artist impressions of the evolving north.

Conference Sessions and Schedule

Information about the planned conference agenda can be found on the conference overview page.

Abstract Book

Abstracts for the 2014 Arctic Science Conference are now being accepted. Click here to submit an abstract.

Abstract submissions are due August 15, 2014.

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2013 Arctic Science Conference Logo
Photograph Credit: “Katmai, Alaska” 2009, ©Patrick Moody

2013 Conference

The 2013 Arctic Science Conference will be held September 26th–28th in Kodiak, Alaska. The conference theme is Fisheries and Watersheds: Food Security, Education and Sustainability.

Conference Description

Future concerns about Alaska’s marine resources, particularly the fisheries, revolve around the status of research and education and our ability to wisely utilize this cornucopia. The 2013 Arctic Science Conference will feature a variety of sessions focusing on marine science, sustainability, circumpolar health, and interdisciplinary education.

Conference Sessions and Schedule

The conference contained several sessions relating to Arctic science and interdisciplinary education.

Abstract Book

A PDF version of the 2013 conference abstract book (PDF 698 KB) is available for download.

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2012 Conference

The 2012 Arctic Science Conference was held August 5-10, 2012 in Fairbanks, Alaska jointly with the International Congress on Circumploar Health's 15th annual meeting.

Conference Description

The conference theme was circumpolar health and this unique international meeting briought together health professionals, researchers, and indigenous representatives from Canada, Greenland, Denmark, USA, Russia, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and other countries interested in circumpolar health and is considered the world's foremost multidisciplinary forum on Arctic health.


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Photograph Credit: Photo by Todd Radenbaugh.
2011 Conference

The 2011 Arctic Science Conference was held in Dillingham, Alaska from Sept. 21st through the 24th. The conference theme was Ecosystems: Understanding the Cycles.

Conference Description

As the Arctic witnesses climate change at an alarming rate, its marine and terrestrial ecosystems are also rapidly transforming. This is causing many new challenges for scientist and policy makers. Broad scale changes includes significant losses of sea ice, reduction in permafrost, and the the conversion of tundra to wetlands and shrub lands. These ecosystem level changes in physical conditions are influencing the health of human and environmental systems. Science based management and conservation is needed to help determine how our society will adapt and keep nature resilient and healthy. This year, please join us in rural Alaska and add to our understanding of the issues that surround maintaining ecosystems and human health.

Conference Sessions and Schedule

Please visit the conference overview page for information about conference sessions and schedule.

Abstract Book

A copy of the 2011 abstract book is available for download (PDF, 1.45 MB).

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2008 Arctic Science Conference Logo
Photograph Credit: Photo by Jan Stitt, UAF Marketing and Publications.

2010 Conference

The 2010 Arctic Science Conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska from Sept. 13th through the 15th. The conference theme was Water: Integrating Health, Habitat and Economy.

Conference Description

Increasingly rapid global change now presents Alaska with emerging challenges. Many of these lie at the interface of water and society as an ever crowded world grapples with balancing quality, supply and demand. Water is life and our approaches to its management, conservation and utilization will determine the survival and well-being of billions of people, both today and for the foreseeable future. How do we develop the North such that it is resilient and responsive? Please join us as we seek a better understanding of the issues that surround water ranging from food security to its role in health and sustaining our economy.

Conference Sessions and Schedule

The conference contained several sessions relating to Arctic science and interdisciplinary education.

Abstract Book

A PDF version of the 2010 conference abstract book (PDF 784 KB) is available for download.

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Photograph Credit: Photo by Todd Paris, UAF Marketing and Publications.

2009 Conference

The 2009 Arctic Science Conference was held in Juneau, Alaska from Sept. 14th through the 16th. The conference theme is "Impact of Environment on Human Health • Interdisciplinary Science and Education."

Conference Description

The International Polar Year (IPY) offered an opportunity to investigate the Arctic System and to establish international collaborations between researchers, educators and policy makers. In order to respond and adapt to what has been learned, this conference provided an opportunity to explore the outcomes of international collaborative science, engineering, and education research resulting from IPY. This is a good starting point for discussion on the impact of a changing environment on health.

Conference Sessions and Schedule

The conference contained several sessions relating to Arctic science and interdisciplinary education.

Abstract Book

A PDF version of the 2009 conference abstract book (PDF 2.6 MB) is available for download.

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2008 Arctic Science Conference Logo
Photograph Credit: Photo by Todd Paris, UAF Marketing and Publications.

2008 Conference

The 2008 Arctic Science Conference was held in Fairbanks, Alaska from Sept. 15th through the 17th. The conference theme is "Growing Sustainability Science in the North: The Resilience of the People in the Arctic."

Conference Description

The importance of the resilience of the people of the Arctic is little understood. Among the eight circumpolar nations are three of the four largest in the world in geographic area. The Arctic will become an important route for trade and commerce between Europe and the Eastern Pacific regions during the 21st century. It is necessary to observe and understand change in order to respond and adapt. IPY offers an opportunity to investigate brought about by the results of international collaborative science and engineering research.

Conference Sessions and Schedule

The conference contained several sessions relating to Arctic science and sustainability. For more information about the sessions, please visit the 2008 conference overview page.

Abstract Book

A PDF version of the 2008 conference abstract book (PDF 2.9 MB) is available for download.

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2007 Conference

The 2007 Arctic Science Conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska from Sept. 24th to 26th. The conference theme was "Partnering for Northern Futures: Science • Policy • Education • Legacy • In the International Polar Year."

Conference Sessions and Schedule

The conference held several sessions relating to Arctic Science and the International Polar Year. For more information about the sessions, pleave visit the 2007 conference overview page.

Abstract Book

A PDF version of the 2007 conference abstract book (PDF 5.7 MB) is available for download.

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2006 Conference

The 2006 Arctic Science Conference was held in Fairbanks, Alaska from Oct. 2nd through Oct. 4th. The conference theme was "State of the Arctic: Current State of the Arctic – Observations of Arctic Change."

Conference Sessions and Schedule

The conference contained several sessions relating to Arctic science. For information about the sessions, please visit the sessions overview page. A schedule overview page lists the itinerary of each day's events.

Abstract Book

A PDF version of the 2006 conference abstract book (PDF 1.9 MB) is available for download.

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2005 Conference

The 2005 Arctic Science Conference was held in Kodiak, Alaska. For more information, and to download a PDF version of the conference abstract book, please visit the 2005 conference overview page.