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Arctic Change 2017

December 11 - December 15


An Invitation to International Arctic Researchers, Stakeholders and Decision-Makers

The Arctic is experiencing unprecedented change of its sea and terrestrial ice, permafrost and ecosystems under the triple pressures of climate change, industrialization and modernization. The impacts of these pressures can be seen on food and energy security, shipping, sovereignty, northern community health and well-being, and sustainable development and resource exploitation. All these issues have brought the Arctic to the forefront of national and international agendas.

Circumpolar nations face an increased demand to enhance the observational capacity and understanding of this region to ensure that the best information possible is available to support evidence-based policy and decision-making. Science and knowledge mobilization play a pivotal role in this process.

Building on the success of its previous Annual Scientific Meetings (video), the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national and international partners invite the international Arctic research community to the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference at the Quebec City Convention Centre, Québec, Canada from December 11 – 15, 2017.

Arctic Change 2017 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields. During the week, the world’s foremost Arctic scientists will discuss the emerging global challenges and opportunities arising from climate change and modernization in the circum-Arctic. With over 1500 participants expected to attend, Arctic Change 2017 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.

Registration is now openclick here to register.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Québec City!


Call for nominations for the Inuit Recognition Award and the Northern Travel fund are now open! The focus of the Inuit Recognition Award is to recognize Inuit making strong contributions to meaningful Inuit involvement in Arctic research. As well, the Northern Travel Fund provides limited travel funding for Inuit to attend the Arctic Change 2017 Scientific Meeting. For more information, please visit the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami website.

We are calling on ArcticNet participants to nominate talented Inuit you have worked with or who would benefit from attending the AC2017. For more information, please visit the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami website.


December 11
December 15
Event Category:


Arctic Net


Quebec City Convention Centre
Quebec City, Quebec Canada + Google Map

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