Arctic Frontiers 2013 — Geopolitics and Marine Production in a Changing Arctic

22.09.2012

Arctic Frontiers holds its 7th annual conference in Tromsø, Norway, from 20-25 January 2013, with the title “Geopolitics and Marine Production in a Changing Arctic”. Arctic Frontiers 2013 will discuss the current status, challenges and future perspectives of Arctic geopolitics, security and marine productivity.

The Arctic Frontiers conference is a central arena for discussions of Arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in the Arctic may be addressed to ensure sustainable development.

Arctic Frontiers is composed of a policy section and a scientific section. This call for papers addresses only the scientific section from January 23rd to January 25th 2013.

Three parallel parts will be discussed:
  • Geopolitics in a Changing Arctic
  • Arctic Security in a global context
  • The Arctic in a global energy picture
  • New stakeholders in the Arctic
  • Marine harvesting in the Arctic
  • Introduced species, immigration and fate of resident species
  • Prospective harvest of marine biological resources in the Arctic
  • Arctic Marine Productivity
  • Productivity at lower levels
  • Role of microbial community in regeneration and energy transfer
  • Sea ice and its direct and indirect effects on production and fate of production
  • Primary and secondary producers
  • The fate of production
  • Modeling efforts, status of current predictability
  • Observations and methodology

Interested scientists are invited to submit abstracts to one of these three sessions for both oral and poster presentations.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 24th 2012

For more information on keynote presenters and online registration, download the complete Call for Papers on the AFT homepage www.arcticfrontiers.com

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