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The Warming of the North

March 2, 2015 - March 3, 2015


As the sea ice melts and climate change extends the shipping season, dramatic changes will occur in the Arctic regions.Petroleum and mineral resources will become more accessible. Economic development will increase. Population will grow.

Transportation – the network of road, rail, air and marine infrastructure, the growing fleets of vehicles in all modes, and the cadre of professionals who manage and operate transportation facilities – is the life blood of a healthy economy and a thriving society.Despite the centrality of transportation to the economic and social well-being of any society, the transportation needs arising out of Arctic warming have not received a fraction of the attention paid to the scientific aspects of climate change.

If you are among the army of transportation policy makers, managers, public and private sector service providers, and applied researchers for whom the Arctic is a growing challenge, then you will want to book early to come to this conference.

Jointly mounted by the Transport Institute and the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, this conference will bring together practitioners and researchers from industry, the non-profit sector, government (including the military) and academics who are experts in Arctic transportation and supply chain management, and who are involved in the development of both operational and regulatory policy to share knowledge about the practical and theoretical aspects of Arctic transportation.

Come to Ottawa March 1-3, 2015, and be part of an event in which experts from academia, the private and public sectors, and Aboriginal communities share their knowledge of what climate change means to transportation in the world’s Arctic regions.


March 2, 2015
March 3, 2015


Transport Institute, University of Manitoba


Ottawa Convention Centre
Ottawa, Ontario Canada + Google Map

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