Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Arctic Centre invites registration for their Winter School. The theme of the Winter School is Our Connection with a Fast-Changing Arctic, and will take place 16-20 January 2023 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Hosted by the Arctic Centre, the Winter School is aimed at (inter-) national civil servants and policy makers, politicians, managers, financial experts, (young) academics, and PhD students who are looking for a nuanced and wide-ranging understanding of the Arctic.

During the week, lectures, discussions, and group work will take place in which topics related to the theme will be addressed from an integrated perspective on a sustainable society.

General topics addressed in the lectures will include:

  • Climate Change: climate forcing gasses, Arctic amplification, ice caps and sea level rise, polar vortex, and mitigation and adaptation;
  • Arctic Ecosystems: sea ice as platform for life, permafrost, carbon pools, trophic mismatch, species extinction, and grazing;
  • The Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic: overview of the different Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic, colonial history and decolonial actions, and Indigenous Peoples as rights holders;
  • Governance and Science Cooperation: UNCLOS, treaties, wilderness concept, and pollution;
  • Sustainable Development and Business: Arctic Economic Forum, tourism, shipping, natural resource exploitation, and economic development.

Registration deadline: 1 October 2022

For more information and to apply, go to:
Winter School webpage

For questions, contact:
Annette Scheepstra
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