ISAR-7 / Seventh International Symposium on Arctic Research / 第7回 国際北極研究シンポジウム

About ISAR-7

The Seventh International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-7) will take place in Tachikawa, Tokyo from March 6 to 10, 2023. We decided to hold ISAR-7 in a hybrid format (partially in-person and partially online) in July when the regulations for foreign visitors entering Japan were complicated with the VISA waiver program stopped under the COVID-19 pandemic situation at that time.

The Japanese government announced in late September that the regulations will be revised from October 11, so that the VISA waiver program resumed and those foreigners who experienced three shots of COVID-19 vaccine or with negative certificate of COVID-19 test within 72 hours before the departure of the flight to arrive Japan can enter Japan. We look forward to seeing as many overseas colleagues as before, participate in ISAR-7 in-person sharing research results and ideas on a variety of topics in Arctic.

In ISAR-7, we will discuss how we can find the solutions from studies of various disciplines to the challenge of a rapidly changing Arctic for building a sustainable society.

ISAR-7 will consist of ten General Sessions as follows and 24 Special Sessions.

Atmosphere; Ocean and sea ice;
Rivers, lakes, permafrost and snow cover; Ice sheets, glaciers and ice cores;
Terrestrial ecosystems; Marine ecosystems;
Geospace; Laws, politics and economy;
Culture, Language, and Environment Engineering for sustainable development.

Special Sessions will address cross-cutting themes as shown in Session Information.

Call for Abstract is now open until October 31 with NO extention!

Please visit our website ( A discounted registration fee is applied to early career scientists and students who are encouraged to attend the symposium. Papers presented at ISAR-7 are eligible for submission as peer-reviewed full papers to a special issue of "Polar Science" (to be announced).

About ISAR

The International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR) has been held every two years since 2008 and aims to present and discuss scienti?c results with researchers on the Arctic from all-over the world, extracting and sharing issues to solve, and exploring the future of the Arctic. At the last Symposium (ISAR-6), there were about 400 participants from 28 countries and regions registered, although it was finally held online unfortunately, for the COVID-19 pandemic.