The Arctic environment is changing
drastically due to the intensified warming in this region brought about
by the interaction of components such as the atmosphere, ocean,
cryosphere, and land surface conditions. In order to understand the
feedback processes between these various components in the Arctic and
sub-Arctic regions, and to make projections for the future, we need to
exchange more knowledge and information than ever before, by combining
different scientific communities sharing common interests.
This Symposium will be directed to detecting
and clarifying the recent changes in this region, and to understanding
the essential processes behind them, and to search for their global
influence. It will also aim to envision the future through further
scientific discussions, and to enhance further national and
international cooperation and collaboration, including those between
Arctic and non-Arctic countries. Discussion will also be included on
the direction and expected outcomes of the Green Network of Excellence
(GRENE) Arctic Climate Research Project in Japan.
Change under the Global Warming") was successfully held from November
4 to 6, 2008, followed by ISAR-2("Arctic
System in a Changing Earth), from December 6 to 9, 2010 both in Tokyo.
We have now planned ISAR-3, including a number of topics under the
theme gDetecting the change in the Arctic system and searching the
global influence.h It will be held from January 14 to 17, 2013, in
Tokyo. We would like to invite you to attend ISAR-3, which will be
launched under the auspices of the National Committee of IASC of the
Science Council of Japan and the Japan Consortium for Arctic
Environmental Research (JCAR), with the cooperation of several
institutions and agencies.
The Symposium language is English.
Chair and co-chair of Symposium Organizing Committee
Tetsuo OHATA, RIGC/JAMSTEC (Chair of JCAR)
Atsuko SUGIMOTO, Hokkaido University (Chair of the Japan National
Committee for IASC)