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APECS Workshop ASSW 2019APECS Workshop "Socio-ecological Interactions in the Arctic for Integral Sustainability"at Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2019

Date: 23 May 2019

Location: Arkhangelsk, Russia

The Arctic in its geographical holistic context is the basis for the coherent existence of socio-ecological systems. Being both the populated region and environment for many vulnerable species, the Arctic calls for the complex and integral research in order to reach sustainable development goals. The topic of APECS Workshop at ASSW2019 is “Socio-ecological interactions in the Arctic for Integral Sustainability”. The programme includes both scientific and career development parts which are outlined in a unique format. During the workshop, we aim to look into the Arctic socio-ecological interactions as a complex system which facilitates and forces interdisciplinary research and the convergence of social and natural sciences in order to aim sustainable development goals for Arctic agenda. The career development part is structured within the scientific and practical (work within break-out groups) parts to frame the understanding of Arctic research planning. At the end of the APECS Workshop day, we will work on general Statement which will include young scientists’ voices and will be passed on to the IASC for future Arctic research planning and community input to the Arctic Council’s Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation.

Preliminary Agenda

Please note that there may be small changes to this agenda prior to the workshop.

Thursday 23 May 2019
Location: TBC
09:00 - 09:10 Welcoming remarks and introductions from the Organizing Committee

09:10 - 09:40

Environment and ecological systems of the Arctic

Speaker: Professor Mary Edwards, University of Southampton, UK

09:40 - 10:10

Social and human security in the Arctic

Speaker: TBC

10:10 - 10:40

Sustainability in the Arctic

Speaker: Dr Andrey Petrov, President of IASSA, ARCTICenter and Department of Geography University of Northern Iowa, USA

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

IASC’s interdisciplinary projects and cross-cutting initiatives

Speaker: Dr Allen Pope, IASC, Iceland [TBC]

11:30 - 13:00

Work within the break-out groups:

Group 1 – Human security in the Arctic – Q: What are the integral components of human security in the Arctic? How such components interact with the environment and what are the directions for sustainability?

Group 2 – Environmental security in the Arctic - Q: What are the integral components of environmental security in the Arctic? How such components interact with Arctic society and what are the directions for sustainability?

Group 3 – Sustainability pathways - Q: What does sustainability in the Arctic stand for? How we can shape and foster its pathways and components?

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00

Reporting from Breakout groups and the general discussion of the results

15:00 - 15:30

Project management of large international interdisciplinary projects

Speaker: TBC

15:30 - 16:00

White papers and scientific statements: what, why and where it comes from?

Speaker: Dr Nicole Biebow, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), EU-PolarNet project manager, ARICE coordinator, Germany

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee Break
16:20 - 17:00

Work within the break-out groups

Target: Based on previous discussions and presentations to put together messages from each group to be included in the general APECS Workshop Statement

 17:00 - 18:00

Quick reporting from the groups and development of APECS Workshop Statement

Concluding remarks and feedbacks

Organizing Committee

Ludmila Voronina – Laboratory of socio-ecological-economic systems, N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research

Stanislav Ksenofontov - IASC Fellow 2018 for Social and Human Working Group, APECS Council Co-Chair

Yana Korneeva – Head of the Department of Psychology, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

Uljana Yakusheva – Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Management, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov

Alexander Vasilenko – PhD student, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Tatiana Burmenko - Chair of Economics and business process management, Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk

Jilda Caccavo – APECS President 2018-2019, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity Research (BeGenDiv), Germany

Saule Akhmetkalieva – UK Polar Network, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

Yulia Zaika (Ex-Officio) – APECS Russia National Committee, Secretary of ISIRA Group of IASC, Khibiny research station, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University

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