Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

 

APECS and the organizers of the 2018 North Pacific Arctic Conference (NPAC) held from 15 – 17 August 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States with the theme "Arctic 2030 and Beyond – Pathways to the Future" are looking for early career researchers to join their sessions.

In total we need for the following four conference sessions one early career researchers each:

  • Session II: The Future of Arctic Ocean Cooperation
  • Session III: Climate Change in the Arctic: Future Directions for Adaptation
  • Session IV: Trends in Arctic Resource Extraction and Logistics – Global Drivers and Regional Conditions
  • Session V: The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and Agenda 2030 in the Arctic

Click the "read more" button below to read a more detailed description about the four conference session and their framing questions.

The selected early career researchers would participate in the conference

  • as panelists in one of the sessions
  • as contributors to the published NPAC 2018 Proceedings and
  • as participants of the general discussion and contributors to the social media output of the conference and potential published policy briefs
  • contribute a 5 - 7 page summary document 

All selected early career researchers would receive the following funding support:

  • Airfare to Honolulu from their home location
  • Per Diem Ground Transportation
  • Other Travel Costs
  • They are included in all NPAC 2018 programs, events and special dinners

Who can apply?

  • To apply for this opportunity, you have to be early career researchers (US citizen or international) based at a US institution (university, research institution or other institution where they are engaged in a professional career with Arctic perspectives)
  • working on a research topic that fits the topic of the session you apply for

How to apply?

Please send the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than 11 June at 23:59 GMT

  • your CV
  • The session you want to apply for
  • Statement of Interest (max one page), including your research background, your motivation in joining the conference, and your thoughts on how you can contribute to your preferred session and how this would benefit your career

 

Framing questions of the four sessions: 

SESSION II: The Future of Arctic Ocean Cooperation

  • (i) What are the challenges of implementing the CAO fisheries agreement?
  • (ii) What additional cooperative initiatives and measures beyond the Polar Code might
    be considered to strengthen shipping safety and environmental protection in the
    Arctic?
  • (iii) What is the state of play in the Arctic Council's Task Force on Arctic Marine
    Cooperation and how might regional marine cooperation be further enhanced?
  • (iv) What progress has been made in establishing MPA networks in the Arctic and
    what are the main constraints and challenges?
  • (i) What are the opportunities for enhanced marine scientific cooperation?

SESSION III: Climate Change in the Arctic: Future Directions for Adaptation

  • (i) What are the major challenges of adaptation to climate changes facing Arctic communities and how can they respond to these challenges?
  • (ii) How will acidification affect living marine resources in the Arctic, and what will be the consequences for Arctic communities?
  • (iii) What are Arctic States, local communities and business communities doing or planning in relation to adaptation – and what could they do?
  • (iv) What are the implications of the Paris Agreement for adaptations in the Arctic?
  • (v) What are the opportunities and constraints for the Arctic Council to address mitigation? Can its role be increased?

SESSION IV: Trends in Arctic Resource Extraction and Logistics – Global Drivers and Regional Conditions

  • (i) What are the tradeoffs among commercial, political, social and environmental considerations in Arctic resource extraction and logistics projects?
  • (ii) What is the future of global demand for Arctic resources, and will development of these resources be sustainable based on market forces?
  • (iii) Will the shipment of natural gas from Yamal LNG and Arctic LNG 2 have broader consequences for commercial shipping in the Arctic?
  • (iv) What are the implications of China’s extension of its “Belt and Road” initiative for the development of Arctic nonrenewable resources?
  • (v) What will be the impact of the 4th Industrial revolution on Arctic nonrenewable resource development and logistics?

SESSION V: The SDGs and Agenda 2030 in the Arctic

  • (i) What SDG goals and targets are relevant to the Arctic?
  • (ii) What role will Arctic governance structures (e.g. the Arctic Council) play in achieving the SDGs?
  • (iii) Are there appropriate roles for non-Arctic states in long-term planning to address Arctic issues?
  • (i) What should be the role of corporations and public-private partnerships in achieving these goals?

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