Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


aklogo enHuSArctic project organizes an international conference on Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic in March 25-28, 2017 in Enontekiö, Finland and Kautokeino, Norway. The specific focus of the conference is on the Barents region and its environment, sustainability and development.

HuSArctic project teams up researchers from numerous countries and various backgrounds to jointly elaborate on multiple vulnerabilities and challenges to the Arctic population, with a specific reference to the Barents region. The project is hosted by the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Center of the University of Lapland.

In order to bring together these researchers, we organize an international conference on the Finnish-Norwegian border, in a beautiful Lappish setting. As the conference will take place during the St Mary’s Day (Marianpäivät), we will also visit the Sámi festival in Hetta (Enontekiö).
Transportation from Rovaniemi to Enontekiö will be arranged, and a number of travel grants are available for covering travel costs to Rovaniemi.

Call for papers by 15 July
We welcome academic papers from early career scientists at their advanced level of doctoral research as well as from the post-docs to present at the conference.
Please send your abstract (maximum 300 words) with your name, title, affiliation and contact information by 15 July, 2016 by email to the following address: husarctic.conference2017(at)

The accepted abstracts will be announced by July 30, 2016. The deadline for paper submission is 15 September, 2016.

More information:
Detailed call for papers can be found from here.

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