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2006 Arctic Science Conference Logo2007 Arctic Science Conference

The annual Arctic AAAS Division meeting washeld 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."

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Conference Description

The importance of the Arctic is little understood in relation to global affairs. Among the eight circumpolar nations are three of the four largest in the world in geographic area. The Arctic will possibly become an important route for trade and commerce between Europe and the Eastern Pacific regions during the 21st century. Vast natural resources in the arctic regions add to its value. IPY offers an opportunity to leave a legacy brought about by the results of international collaborative science and engineering research.

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Conference Symposium and Events

Welcome and Opening Remarks

John Kelley, President, Arctic Division AAAS
Fran Ulmer, Chancellor, UAA
Carl Benson, Chairman, Board of Governors, AINA
Lawrence Duffy, Executive Secretary, Arctic Division AAAS

Plenary Speakers

Carl Benson, Professor Emeritus, Geophysical Institute, UAF
Donald Lynch, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Geography, UAF
Lars Kullerud, Director, UARCTIC (Arendal, Norway)
William Althoff, Geologist/Historian, Whitehouse Station, NJ
William Streever, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.


  • "Arctic Eight" Policies and Global Affairs
    Karen Erickson, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Remediation and Environmental Science
    William Streever, BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.
  • Arctic Engineering
    Orson Smith, Dept. of Engineering, UAA
  • Food and Agriculture in Alaska
    Peter Bechtel and Brian Himmelbloom, FITC, SFOS/UAF
  • EPSCoR (Workshop)
  • Geology and Geophysics
    Sathy Naidu, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF
  • Science and Politics (14th Arctic Round Table Sponsored by AINA and Arctic Division AAAS)
    Albert Teich, Director of Science and Policy Programs, AAAS
  • IPY Education
    Lars Kullerud, UARCTIC, and David Hik, Canadian IPY Secretariat
  • Arctic Resilience and Social Sciences
    Maribeth Murray, Dept. of Anthropology, UAF
  • Ice and Changing Access to the Arctic Ocean
    Lawson Brigham, US Arctic Research Commission, and William Althoff,  Historian, Whitehouse Station, NJ
  • Atmospheric Sciences
    Gary Hufford, NOAA/NWS
  • North Slope Science Initiative
    John Payne, North Slope Science Initiative, DOI/BLM
  • Terrestrial Ecology
    David McGuire, Institute of Arctic Biology, ACFWRU, UAF
  • Biodiversity in the Seas
    Rolf Gradinger, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, IMS/UAF
  • Circumpolar Health
    Alan Parkinson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Sven Ebbesson, Norton Sound Health Corporation
  • Heliophysical Year / Water Modeling
    Roger Smith, Geophysical Institute, UAF
  • Permafrost on a Warming Planet
    Jerry Brown, International Permafrost Association
  • Marine Archaeology
    Jason Rogers, Alaska Maritima, and David McMahan, Dept. of Natural Resources,  State of Alaska
  • Geography and History
    Donald Lynch, Dept. of Geography, UAF

AAAS Arctic Science Conference Banquet

Featured Banquet Speaker: David Hik, Canadian IPY Secretariat
Master of Ceremonies: Gary Laursen, Dept. of Biology and Wildlife, UAF

Gallery Exhibition

Synthesis, an international juried exhibition. Download a copy of the prospectus (PDF, 72 KB) for more information.

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Abstract Books

A PDF version of the 2007 conference abstract book (PDF 5.7 MB) is available for download. The book contains abstracts for all papers and posters accepted for the 2007 conference.

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Contact Information

For more information about the 2007 Arctic Science Conference, please contact John Kelley at ffjjk@uaf.edu or 907-474-5585, or Arthur Roraff at info@thecoordinatorsinc.com or 907-646-9000.

For more information about the AAAS Arctic Division and division activities contact Larry Duffy, Secretary of the AAAS Arctic Division at fychem@uaf.edu or 907-474-7525.