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ARCTIC FRONTIERS 2015Call for Abstracts
Arctic Frontiers Science 2018
Circumpolar Safety, Search, and Rescue Collaboration

21-26 January 2018
Tromsø, Norway

Abstract submission deadline: 19 September 2017

Organizers invite abstract submissions for the Arctic Frontiers Science 2018 conference. The theme of the conference will be "Circumpolar Safety, Search, and Rescue Collaboration." This conference will convene 21-26 January 2018 in Tromsø, Norway.

Conference description:

Search and rescue (S&R) in cold waters is a short race against time. Low temperatures, poor visibility, and bad weather, as well as vast distances, conspire to make S&R operations challenging. Although ice floes can keep people afloat for longer periods, and modern communication systems means there is less search and more rescue, even with the best survival gear the odds are decidedly poorer than in warmer waters. With the advent of dramatically reduced summer ice coverage, human activity in the Arctic Ocean ranging from petroleum exploration and drilling to shipping and cruise traffic is set to increase significantly. Mass rescue operations (MROs) must be handled differently in the Arctic, and to understand how the risk of a large accident in this sparsely populated area should be assessed one must draw on the understanding of the weather conditions, the changing climate, and the limited resources available in this region.

Conference topics will include:

  • Aquaculture in the high north in time of change;
  • The new Arctic in the global context;
  • Resilient Arctic societies and industrial development; and
  • Circumpolar safety, search, and rescue collaboration.

Abstract submission deadline: 19 September 2017.

For submission guidelines and to submit an abstract, view the call for abstracts.

For more information about the conference, go to Arctic Frontiers.

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