The 21st Arctic Science Summit Week, established by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), is going to be held from 22 to 30 May 2019 in Arkhangelsk. The thematic focus of the summit in 2019 is "Climate Change and Development of the Arctic Population." The main venues for the event are the Northern Arctic Federal University and the Northern State Medical University.
About 400 Russian and foreign scientists are expected to arrive in Arkhangelsk. For the first time, the city will receive such a considerable delegation of scientists from more than 23 countries conducting systematic research in the Arctic. Dozens of roundtables and discussions will take place, hundreds of reports and presentations will be delivered. Scientific sessions on 22 topical issues, closely interrelated with the thematic focus of the Week, will be held.
Hosting ASSW in Russia provides an opportunity to show the enormous potential of the country in researching, developing, and preserving the natural potential of the Arctic to the international scientific community. The topic of this scientific week is especially important for Russia, since the most Indigenous people, localities, and industrial centers in the Arctic are concentrated in its northern territories.
Schedule of the Arctic Science Week:
- May 22-23 - Meetings and sessions of IASC & partners
- May 24-25 - Days of Science: speakers' lectures, sessions, and poster presentations
- May 26 - Day of partners’ meetings, sessions, poster presentations
- May 27 - Business Day (presentations, sessions, the IASC medal award)
- May 28 - Indigenous Day and Science Day (sessions and poster presentations)
Among the main speakers are members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, representing various fields of science, well-known foreign researchers from the leading scientific centers of the Arctic and non-Arctic states, heads of the largest national companies of Russia, pursuing industrial and infrastructure development of the macroregion: Gazprom, Alrosa, Atomflot, USC of Russia, and representatives of the Arctic territories.
The summit will include the ceremony of the IASC medal - one of the most prestigious awards for Arctic research. The award is presented by the President of the IASC and is accompanied by a lecture by the laureate.
Participation in the Arctic Science Summit Week in Arkhangelsk will also provide early career scientists with exceptional opportunities to get new information and knowledge about the Arctic and get directly acquainted with the latest achievements in the research of the Arctic.