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School of Policy Studies

Responding to Arctic Environmental Change Workshop:
Translating Our Growing Understanding into a Research Agenda for Action

Arctic environmental change research programs most often include three ambitions: Observing Change, Understanding Change, and Responding to Change. And the international arctic research community has made great strides in addressing the first two.

There is, however, still a distinct lack of progress in defining and implementing a collaborative and coordinated research agenda that looks at Responding to Change, and for a couple of obvious reasons. First of all, “Response” pushes traditional academic enquiry into the domain of practice, which presents new challenges.  Secondly, response demands the full integration of stakeholders into the science planning process because the people who will ultimately implement proposals for adaptation, management and mitigation of change must first be integral to the process that defines the research. Such involvement has only recently become a true priority.

In light of these challenges, the International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC, www.arcticchange.org), in partnership with the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University, announces a Responding to Arctic Change Workshop, January 30 - February 1 2012, to be held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. This workshop is the first in a planned series of meetings that aim to collectively shape and coordinate initiatives for research that directly addresses the needs of stakeholders who affected by change or who are addressing arctic environmental change.

The long-term objective is to enable local people, the arctic nations and the wider global community, including the scientific community, to better respond to a changing Arctic.

This workshop is a pre-IPY 2012 Conference event. It is intended to develop a science plan that will feed into and further evolve at IPY 2012 Conference “From Knowledge to Action. 

A block of rooms has been set up at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kingston for $125 plus HST per night.  TO BOOK ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:


Date: Jan 30, 2012 - Feb 1, 2012
Venue:Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
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Registration Inquiries
Chris Cornish

Registration Coordinator
Telephone: 613-533-6217
Email: chris.cornish@queensu.ca

Event Inquiries
Maribeth Murray

Event Manager
Telephone: 907-474-6751
Email: murray@articchange.org


Event Inquiries
Tom Carpenter

Event Coordinator
Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext 74710
Email: Tom.carpenter@queensu.ca

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