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2009 Arctic Science Conference

The Arctic AAAS Division annual meeting being held September 14th to 16th, 2009 in Juneau, Alaska. This year's conference theme is "Impact of Environment on Human Health • Interdisciplinary Science and Education."

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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 provides 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.

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Planned Schedule and Sessions

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration and Coffee Service Begins
9:00 – 9:30 am Welcoming and Opening Remarks

  • John Pugh, Chancellor, UAS
  • Dan Julius, Vice President, UA
  • Brian Edmonds, President, Arctic Division AAAS
9:30 – 12:00 pm Plenary Session

  • Brendan Kelly, International Arctic Research Center
  • Rich Boone, Dept. of Biology, UAF
  • Amy Shachter, Assistant Provost, Santa Clara University
  • Bill Streever, Vice President of Research, BP Alaska
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch (on own)
1:30 – 3:30 pm Poster Set Up
1:30 – 4:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • Changing Communities and Sustainability
  • Climate Change
4:00 – 5:00 pm Poster Session with Refreshments
5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner Break (on own)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sigma Xi and Golden Key Reception

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration and Coffee Service Begins
9:00 - 5:00 pm Poster Displays
9:00 - 12:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • Marine Ecology, Ocean Systems and Fisheries
  • The Importance of Distance Education to Rural Communities in the Circumpolar North
    Carol Gering and Chris Lott, UAF
  • Circumpolar Health
    Brian Edmonds, UAF
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch (on own)
1:30 - 4:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • Alaskan Native and Indigenous Education
    Larry Duffy, UAF
  • Biodiversity Wildlife Biology
    Sandra Talbot, USGS
  • Northern Engineering
4:00 - 5:00 pm Poster Session with Refreshments

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Time: Event Description:
8:00 am Registration and Coffee Service Begins
9:00 - 12:00 pm Poster Displays
9:00 - 12:00 pm Technical Sessions:

  • Interdisciplinary Science and Social Impacts in the North
    Larry Duffy, UAF
  • Ecosystem Measurements and Arctic Stakeholder Forum
    Rich Haut, HARC
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch (on own)
1:30 - 4:00 pm Technical Sessions:

4:00 - 4:15 pm Closing Session and Final Remarks

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Abstract Book

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

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Contact Information

For more information about the 2008 Arctic Science Conference, please contact Brian Edmonds at brian.edmonds@uas.alaska.edu or 907-796-6395.

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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