Sessions may be subsumed under other sessions depending on the number of abstract submissions.
Main conveners: Toshinobu Machida, Toru Nozawa
Main convener: Adriana Ford; Co-conveners: Stephen Arnold, Marianne Tronstad Lund, James Ford, Michael Karcher, Vito Vitale
This session focuses on high-latitude fires and their interactions with climate, ecosystems and society, including measuring and monitoring fire and fire impact trends (past and present), understanding drivers of fire and fire risk and feedback processes, and societal vulnerability, health impacts and responses.
Main convener: Meiji Honda; Co-conveners: Bunmei Taguchi, Masakazu Yoshimori, Tomonori Sato
Purpose of this session is to evaluate the remote influence of the Arctic environmental changes on the midlatitude weather and its predictability. Our goal is to understand development mechanisms of extreme weather with the Arctic rapid climate changes and the importance of irreversible changes in the global scale.
Main convener: Yugo Kanaya; Co-conveners: Kohei Ikeda, Niko Karvosenoja, Ville-Veikko Paunu, Zbigniew Klimont
We discuss recent knowledge about the cycles of atmospheric greenhouse gases and short-lived climate forcers, relevant to the Arctic change, from original studies and assessment reports (IPCC AR6 and AMAP). Presentations on human-related or natural substances, Earth’s sub-system interactions (oceans, land, cryosphere, clouds), socio-economic information, and technological development are welcomed.
Main convener: Amane Fujiwara; Co-conveners: Yasushi Fujiwara, Satoshi Kimura
Main convener: Shigeto Nishino; Co-conveners: Carin Ashjian, Kumiko Azetsu-Scott, Kyoung-Ho Cho, Jacqueline Grebmeier, Jianfeng He, Motoyo Itoh, Sung-Ho Kang, Are Olsen, Øyvind Paasche, William Williams, Michiyo Yamamoto-Kawai
Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) is a coordinated multi-ship, multi-nation, pan-Arctic, ship-based sampling campaign during 2020-2022 to study pan-Arctic ocean-circulation, biogeochemical cycles, and marine ecosystems. In this session, we discuss the results from SAS cruises and transdisciplinary scientific issues ultimately to assess risks and to develop policies that allow effective management.
Main convener: Kent Moore; Co-conveners: Bob Pickart, Peigen Lin, Erica Rosenblum
This session aims to understand the changing nature of physical processes in the Arctic and their interactions with the subarctic regions in both the Pacific and Atlantic sectors.
Main convener: Melissa Chierici; Co-conveners: Agneta Fransson, Naomi Harada, Kumiko Azetsu-Scott
Changes in chemical environment in the Arctic Ocean are explored with observation, laboratory experiments and numerical modelling.
Main convener: Tetsuo Sueyoshi; Co-conveners: Daqing Yang, Kazuyuki Saito, Masahiro Hori
Main convener: Hotaek Park; Co-conveners: Tetsuya Hiyama, David Gustafsson, Liudmila Lebedeva
This session covers the climate warming-induced changes in the Arctic hydrology and the associated linkages and feedbacks to atmosphere, sea-ice reduction, and biogeochemistry.
Main convener: Masashi Niwano; Co-conveners: Masahiro Minowa, Tomotaka Saruya
Main convener: Tomoaki Morishita; Co-convener: Yongwon Kim
Main convener: Hideki Kobayashi; Co-convener: Yongwon Kim
This session invites various aspects of studies in terrestrial ecology, hydrology and biogeochemistry from field measurements, remote sensing, data analysis and numerical modeling.
The session also invites studies elucidating the interactions among atmosphere, land, and ocean fields.
Main convener: Atsushi Yamaguchi ; Co-conveners: Jacqueline Grebmeier, Russell Hopcroft, Yoko Mitani, Franz Mueter, Jean-Baptiste Thiebot
Main convener: Yasunobu Ogawa; Co-conveners: Takuo Tsuda, Takanori Nishiyama, William Ward
Main convener: Fujio Ohnishi; Co-conveners: Kentaro Nishimoto, Daiju Narita
Main convener: Juha Saunavaara; Co-convener: Monika Lüthje
This session invites scholars and practitioners to discuss and critically evaluate the concepts of sustainability, social responsibility and resilience in the context of Arctic and northern tourism. Participants are encouraged to elaborate on the region and country-specific challenges and analyze whether tourism-related practices in the Arctic differ from other areas.
Main convener: Fujio Ohnishi; Co-conveners: Paal Sigurd Hilde, Magnus Petersson
The impact of the war in Ukraine on the Arctic region will be explored in theory and empirically, including through questions such as: Is a new geopolitical landscape emerging?; How does IR theory help us understand developments in the Arctic?; Are there significant changes in national Arctic policies? etc.
Main convener: Akiho Shibata; Co-conveners: Timo Koivurova, Zia Madani
This Session welcomes examination of new modalities of Arctic international cooperation after the Russian aggression, including how the Arctic international legal frameworks, such as 2017 Arctic Science Cooperation Agreement, 2018 Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement, the IMO’s Polar Code, etc., have or have not responded to the Ukraine situation.
Main convener: Kentaro Nishimoto
This session examines the international governance of the Central Arctic Ocean from an interdisciplinary perspective, focusing on how scientific and traditional knowledge can inform efforts toward effective governance of the area through the creation of international regimes and their implementation.
Main convener: Kristín Ingvarsdóttir; Co-convener: Aileen Aseron Espiritu
The panel takes a close look at the creation of the Arctic as a region both from inside and outside of the group of eight Arctic states. We discuss how both Arctic and non-Arctic states have asserted their place in the Arctic through geo-political, social, and economic motivations.
Main convener: Megumi Kurebito; Co-convener: Nobuhiro Kishigami
Main convener: Reetta Toivanen; Co-convener: Florian Stammler
Youth are usually not (yet) decision makers in politics or in business corporations, but the sustainability of Arctic settlements depends on whether or not youth envision such places as offering opportunities for a good future. This workshop will discuss youth wellbeing and senses of place in the Arctic region.
Main convener: Naotaka Hayashi
This panel aims to redefine the well-being of Arctic communities in the context of rapid social and environmental change and to discuss the right (possible) direction of community development. We want to compare the current state of livelihoods, the quality of life, and the politics between different northern regions.
Main convener: Yuka Oishi; Co-conveners: Hiroki Takakura, Florian Stammler
This session will discuss the potential for Arctic research to be extended to society through the making of the exhibition and material and visual research, and the academic knowledge that can be gained from it.
Main convener: Shotaro Uto; Co-convener: Taro Mori
Main convener: Ryuichi Shibasaki; Co-conveners: Natsuhiko Otsuka, Trang Tran
This session serves as an international platform for researchers from different countries to discuss the economic perspectives of Arctic Shipping. It provides participants with an opportunity for sharing knowledge, networking, and collaborating for further enhancement of Arctic research with more practical insights.
Main convener: Akihisa Konno; Co-conveners: Takuji Waseda, Tsubasa Kodaira
The sustainable use and protection of the Arctic Sea Routes and its coastal areas is a focus of attention, and the effects of sea ice retreat and increased wave impacts are a concern. This issue is discussed from engineering and economic perspectives.
Main convener: Hironori Yabuki; Co-conveners: Hajime Yamaguchi, Hiroyasu Hasumi, Fujio Ohnishi, Kentaro Watanabe
Under the global warming, a pandemic of COVID-19 occurred. During this period, many researchers were prohibited from traveling within the country as well as across borders. Under these circumstances, field observations and face-to-face exchanges among researchers were restricted, whereas many Early Career Scientists have continued their effort to develop research. Under the pandemic, research methods (field work), communication methods among researchers, possibility of utilizing SNS and other online tools, and other, will be discussion. Polar research under a pandemic, let’s talk science!
Main convener: Natsuhiko Otsuka; Co-conveners: Hajo Eicken, Juha Saunavaara, Yuji Kodama
This session serves as an international platform for researchers and businesspeople from different countries to discuss the sustainable use of the Arctic. It provides participants with an opportunity for sharing knowledge, networking, and collaborating for further enhancement of Arctic research with more practical insights.
Main convener: Volker Rachold; Co-conveners: Egill Thor Nielsson, Tetsuo Sueyoshi, Lindsay Arthur, Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson
The session will address and discuss the need for stronger international coordination of Arctic science funding. Scientists, representatives from Arctic science funders, and other Arctic stakeholders and rightsholders are invited to contribute to the discussion.
Main convener: Lindsay Arthur; Co-convener: Romain Chuffart
This session seeks to explore co-production of knowledge between non-Arctic states scientists (e.g. Japanese scientists) and Indigenous and local Arctic inhabitants in Arctic governance and Arctic science. This session seeks to foster academic discussions among Japanese and non-Japanese Arctic experts on best practices for Indigenous engagement in Arctic science.
Main convener: Heikki Lihavainen; Co-conveners: Kim Holmén, Christiane Hübner
This session invites oral and poster presentations on multidisciplinary long-term research infrastructures and observing systems, multidisciplinary databases of long-term observations, and integration of observations from different platforms to serve transdisciplinary research as well as local communities; Especially contributions highlighting challenges and how to overcome these are welcome.
Main convener: Maribeth Murray; Co-conveners: Hiroyuki Enomoto, Peter Pulsifer, Hajo Eicken
This special session invites contributions covering any aspect of sustained observations of Arctic change, with an emphasis on collaborative approaches or frameworks, advances in data management, regional to global connections and the utility and benefits flowing from the observing system.