Aarhus University and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources is proud to host the International Conference of the North Water Polynya 2017. The theme for the conference is "Natural science on the North Water Polynya". The main sponsor of the NOWPolynya Conference is Oceans North Canada, and the conference is open for more sponsors.
The conference is arranged in collaboration with the NOW project funded by the VELUX Foundations and Carlsberg Foundations.
Building on the success of its previous Annual Scientific Meetings (video), the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national and international partners invite the international Arctic research community to the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference at the Quebec City Convention Centre, Québec, Canada from December 11 - 15, 2017.
There are two sides to every story, and so it follows that among the many challenges our world faces from the monumental effects of climate change, there are also opportunities. During this free, day-long symposium, academics from across Canada will discuss this multi-faceted, global issue, and its impact on geography, business, natural resources, the Arctic, and national security.
This free event is open to the public, invited high school students, and Royal Society of Canada Fellows and College Members.
Between 1945 and 1980, the Celebration of Excellence, formally known as the Annual General Meeting, of the RSC was hosted at least once in every province of Canada, at 25 universities from coast to coast. In 2013, the RSC resumed the practice of moving the AGM around the country, beginning with a visit to Banff, Alberta. Following many successful, cross-Canada events, the 2017 COE will take place in friendly Winnipeg, Manitoba.
On 6 November 2017, the Arctic Council will host an official side event at the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany. The event — “The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic” — will present the latest science on Arctic climate change and its implications for the rest of the world.
Opening speaker: Ambassador of Finland in Germany Ms. Ritva Koukku-Ronde
Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
The 2017 International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action will: Bring together diverse expert communities ranging from scientists to decision-makers in order to identify, explore and create mechanisms and venues where science and knowledge can inform the development of policies and decision-making. The Conference will provide a venue for dialogue, discussions and networking.