"Exploring the isolated" or island phenomenon in the Arctic: boundaries, metaphors and languages of description
Affiliation: Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Tomsk State University (Russia) / NARFU (Arkhangelsk, Russia) | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Lidia Rakhmanova, Olga Russova
A Framework and Policy Recommendations for Health and Social Research in the Arctic
Affiliation: University of Alaska Anchorage | Country: USA | Organizer(s): Katie Cueva, Jon Petter Stoor, Josée Lavoie
Abandonism syndrome in the Arctic
Affiliation: Federal Research Center “Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences” (KSC RAS), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences (IG RAS), National Research University Higher School of Economics | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Yulia Zaika, Maria Gunko
The Arctic is passing through the different economic and political development paradigms which usually result into the changing economic and social arrangements, institutions, as well as the footprint of human activity. These paradigms have shifted dramatically and triumphantly over time, and the evidences of such alterations can still be observed in the Arctic region through the abandoned areas, territories and infrastructures. In this sense Arctic abandonism takes various forms such as social – through the abandoned residential areas and social infrastructures – and economic – through the abandoned industrial and military territories and installations. Even though abandonism is a worldwide challenge, the Arctic syndrome is of particular interest due to the spatial, geopolitical and historic importance of the region highlighted by the rapid environmental and climatic changes. Being a circumarctic syndrome, abandonism is treated in different ways such as rare preservation, occasional redevelopment, massive demolition and reclamation of the abandoned (often contaminated) industrial areas. However, these processes are still slow, scarce (especially redevelopment and preservation) and require intensive investments. In this session we will discuss the role of abandonism in the Arctic regional development and explore the triumphant possibilities and examples of redevelopment, preservation and other ways of treating such areas.
Abstract submissions are invited for four breakout sessions
Affiliation: University of Northern Iowa | Country: USA | Organizer(s): Andrey Petrov
Abstract submissions are invited for four breakout sessions addressing the themes:
I. Strengthening, Integrating and Sustaining Arctic Observations, Facilitating Access to Arctic Data, and Sharing Arctic Research Infrastructure
II. Understanding Regional and Global Dynamics of Arctic Change
III. Assessing Vulnerability and Building Resilience of Arctic Environments and Societies
IV. Capacity Building in the Arctic. Contribution of Science and Engineering, Private Sector and the Local Communities
Climate change, globalization and geopolitical dynamics challenge the Arctic region and its inhabitants. The consequences of these forces increasingly exceed local and national mitigation and adaptation capacities, and reach far beyond the high latitudes. A sustainable and prosperous future for the Arctic requires regional and international actors to jointly recognize issues, and then develop solutions, as equal partners, to address these. This is increasingly important if we are to meet our legally binding Paris Agreement commitments and the 17 UN sustainable development goals.
Recognizing these challenges, the 26 nations and 6 indigenous organizations attending the Second Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM2) prioritized the improvement and better coordination of international science cooperation on Arctic issues. Building on the successful ASM2 held in Berlin 2018, Japan and Iceland have agreed to co-organize the Third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) in Tokyo autumn 2020. ASM3 will continue the efforts towards more international, collaborative research for a better understanding of the Arctic which enables us to predict changes more accurately, continue to build sustainable and resilient communities and to preserve the Arctic ́s unique ecosystem for the future.
This Special Session, held about 5 months prior to the ministerial meeting, will focus on the scientific content of ASM3. It will serve as a forum to present and discuss scientific contributions to ASM3 and also include status reports on the planning of the ministerial. The purpose is to support the planning of the ASM3 and to enable the scientific community of Arctic social scientists to contribute.
The focus should be on activities where an improved and better-coordinated international scientific effort can provide opportunities to advance understanding of, and ability to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic and globally.
An Integrated European Research Programme– Opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers in future EU research projects
Affiliation: Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Austrian Polar Research Institute, Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, Grid-Arendal, Austrian Polar Research Institute | Country: Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden | Organizer(s): Justiina Dahl, Gertrude Saxinger; Annette Scheepstra, Tina Schoolmeester, Peter Schweitzer
EU-PolarNet has been tasked in 2015 by the European Commission to co-design an integrated European Polar Research Programme (EPRP) with all relevant polar stakeholders. Over the past five years, the consortium has therefore reached out to a wide range of stakeholders through dedicated stakeholder workshops, a Town Hall event, interactive breakout sessions, side events and an online questionnaire and a survey. This has resulted in an EPRP based on the societal challenges and needs, which have been identified through these events and the survey. In this session we would like to present this EPRP. We will especially focus on the opportunities the EPRP will offer SSH researchers. The session will also give some general information about how calls for EU projects within Horizon Europe are normally set up, advise how to set up a consortium and a proposal and how European researchers can cooperate with researchers from non-European countries in these proposals.
Arctic and sub-Arctic natural resources and responsibilities for sustainable use: learning from the past and present to establish responsible practices for the future
Affiliation: University of the Arctic (UArctic) Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Resources and Social Responsibility, Saint-Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics, Copenhagen Business School | Country: Russia / Denmark | Organizer(s): George Varlamov / Karin Buhmann
This session aims to address sustainable usage of Arctic and sub-Arctic natural resources from a diversity of angles and time perspectives. Paper proposals are expected to address the session’s core question of how we can develop sustainable practices for the future by learning from the past and the present. While presentations are expected to deploy social science methods and theories, we also invite interdisciplinary presentations that engage with the natural, technical or humanistic sciences in recognition of the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge for sustainable natural resource usage. Issues addressed may include use and non-use of resources; traditional knowledge on natural resources; exploration; exploitation; positive and negative impacts; economic implications; labour implications; impact assessment; understandings of sustainability in regard to natural resource usage; formal and informal responsibilities for sustainable resource usage; relationship to the Sustainable Development Goals; public participation, engagement and contestation strategies; law, politics, management or interdisciplinary governance perspectives.
Arctic Community Engagements with the Deep-time past: Looking back to look forward
Affiliation: University of Aberdeen / Tallinn University, | Country: United Kingdom / Estonia | Organizer(s): Charlotta Hillerdal, Anna Mossolova
ARCTIC CULTURES: Sites of Collection in the Formation of the European and American Northlands
Affiliation: University of Cambridge | Country: United Kingdom | Organizer(s): Richard C. Powell
This session will present findings from the European Research Council funded project, ‘Arctic Cultures’, 2017-22, using a panel-based format and invited discussants. This project investigates the imaginative construction of the Arctic that emerged from the exploration of the region by Europeans and North Americans and their contacts with indigenous people from the middle of the sixteenth century. During the exploration and colonisation of the Arctic, particular texts, cartographic representations and objects were collected and returned to sites like London, Copenhagen, Berlin and Philadelphia. The construction of the Arctic thereby became entwined with the growth of colonial museum cultures and, indeed, western modernity. Research undertaken by the project team is delineating the networks and collecting practices involved in this ‘creation’ of Arctic Cultures, focusing on sites in the North American and North Atlantic Arctic. In doing so, ARCTIC CULT is providing revisionist understandings of the consequences of colonial representations and decolonial processes for debates about the Circumpolar Arctic today.
ARCTIC DEMOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT: A GENERATIONAL VIEW
Affiliation: M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Svetlana A. Sukneva
Arctic Design: best practices from the geographic periphery
Affiliation: Ural State University of Architecture and Art | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuk, Nikolai Garin
Arctic educational strategies for inclusion and social justice in the circumpolar world
Affiliation: Tyumen State University | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Volosnikova Lyudmila
Arctic exclusiveness: space, people, economy
Affiliation: Moscow State University | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Alexander Pilyasov
Arctic Law: Contemporary Status and Development
Affiliation: NarFU | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Nadezhda Chertova, Tatiana Sorokina
Arctic Law is a dynamic and developing system. There are different types of international cooperation in the field of environment protection in the Arctic region: polar seafaring, international organization activities, indigenous people’s rights, and Arctic business, scientific and technical cooperation. All these types of cooperation need comprehensive legal regulation. The planned section has a goal to join legal researchers, governmental and law enforcement bodies representatives to discuss challenges and development direction of the Arctic Law. The Arctic development vector of the Russian state policy is one of the priorities. The government adopted the state program of socio-economic development of the Arctic zone. The urgency of ensuring the national security of the country in the Arctic region is increasing. The expansion of international cooperation in the sub-Arctic region is an objective necessity. All this testifies to the specifics of the complex legal regulation of international and national activities in the Arctic.
Arctic Medicine: environmental, fundamental and applied aspects
Affiliation: FSBEI HE “Northern State Medical University” of the Ministry of Health of Russia | Country: Russia | Organizer(s): Malyavskaya Svetlana Ivanovna
The scientific symposium "Arctic Medicine: environmental, fundamental and applied aspects" is devoted to a wide range of research issues of the Arctic region. Scientists of NSMU will present the results of the Arctic health research. Key issues of the symposium: • Medical issues of the development strategy of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation (on the example of NSMU); • Development of medical research in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation; • Health professional training to support the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation; • Clinical and physiological issues of adaptation. A multidisciplinary approach to correcting impaired adaptation; • Well-being of the population in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation - hygienic and epidemiological aspects; • Biomedical problems of human life in the Arctic; • Psychological aspects of work in the Arctic; The scientific symposium “Arctic Medicine: Environmental, Fundamental and Applied Aspects” complies with ICASS X themes: - Health and well-being - Research methodologies.
Arctic Mining Lives and Future
Affiliation: Université Laval, Luleå University of Technology | Country: Canada, Sweden | Organizer(s): Thierry Rodon, Dag Avango
The Arctic has experienced boom and bust cycles in the mining industries, a number of times in the past and will most likely experience other in the future. In this session, we look at the past, the present and the future of mining communities. Drawing on a comparative perspective between Arctic Canada, Greenland and Fennoscandinavia, this session focuses on how communities that are heavily dependent on extractive industries in the Arctic can deal with rapid change and legacies of resource extraction. Under what circumstances is it possible for these communities to adapt to these changes? How are they impacted and how can they build new futures based on the redevelopment of former extraction sites and beyond extraction? This session is co-organized by two international research networks, REXSAC and MinErAL, and is also the result of comparative research and discussions conducted during two international doctoral seminars organized in Northern Quebec and Sweden.
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