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2008 Arctic Science Conference

The Arctic AAAS Division annual meeting being held September 15th to 17th, 2008 in Fairbanks, Alaska. This year's conference theme is "Growing Sustainability Science in the North: The Resilience of the People in the Arctic."

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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.

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Conference Symposium and Events

Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • Brian Rogers, Chancellor, UAF
  • Dan Julius, Vice President, UA
  • Buck Sharpton, Vice Chancellor of Research, UAF
  • Carl Benson, Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)
  • Craig Gerlach, President, Arctic Division AAAS

Plenary Session Speakers

  • IPY North by 2020
    Hajo Eicken, UAF
  • James Rattling Leaf, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Science Education Reform
    Catherine Middlecamp, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Climate Change and Policy Direction
    Buck Sharpton, UAF
  • International Study of Arctic Change
    Maribeth Murray, UAF
  • Coping with Change
    Carl Benson, Professor Emeritus, UAF

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Conference Schedule

The 2008 schedule is now available for download (PDF, 183 KB). Please contact your session chair for specific questions regarding your talk.

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Abstract Book

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

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Contact Information

For more information about the 2008 Arctic Science Conference, please contact Craig Gerlach at ffscg@uaf.edu or 907-474-7288.

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

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