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 plan to hold ISAR-7 as in-person meeting. But we will observe the COVID-19 pandemic situation carefully, and may need to change it to online. Please see the 2nd circular which will be announced in August.

Although the rapid warming of the Arctic is widely known, the prediction of the future development of climate and environment is still uncertain. On the other hand, resource development and economic activities are rapidly growing. 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 General Sessions and Special Sessions. General Sessions will address the following topics:

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;
Language, culture and health; Engineering for sustainable development.

Special Sessions will address cross-cutting themes. Special Session proposals are now solicited and the designated form must be submitted to ISAR-7 Secretariat ( by May 16, 2022. Please visit our website ( A discounted registration fee is applied to young 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 scientific 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.