All abstracts have undergone scientific evaluation. Abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation are available as links from the Science Section Program overview and related Science Sessions subpages.
An eAbstract Book with all the abstracts included to the Science section program can be loaded here.
Scientific articles based on the UArctic Congress 2016 Science Section presentations will be published as an edited volume by Springer in summer 2017. Scientists who have an abstract with either oral or poster presentation in the Congress Science Section will be given a possibility to express their interest to publish an article in this edited volume during the UArctic Congress 2016. The edited volume will be a peer-reviewed on-line Open Access publication with indexing and bibliographic information.
The expressions of interest to publish an article in the edited volume are invited during the UArctic Congress Science Section, followed by a selection process in Nov-Dec 2016 and the submission of the finalized articles in Jan-Feb 2017. The volume is planned to be published at the UArctic Council meeting in August 2017 in Nuuk.
The book will revolve around the following five scientific themes Congress, based on the recent ICARP III report. Each of the five chapters of the edited volume will consist of (tentatively) five articles and related figures, tables and illustrations, written by selected presenters of the congress sessions. The length of each article is max 10 pages including references.
The themes are:
The vulnerability of Arctic environments. The rapidly changing Arctic initiates changes that cascade through the global system impacting weather, commerce and ecosystems in the more temperate regions. Linkages across disciplines, scales, and diverse knowledge systems must be addressed in future research activities.
The vulnerability of Arctic societies. Understanding the vulnerability and resilience of Arctic societies requires increased international scientific cooperation, including contributions from non-Arctic states.
Local and traditional knowledge. More effective use must be made of local and traditional knowledge by engaging northern and Indigenous communities in setting priorities, the co-design and co-production of research, and the dissemination of this knowledge by ensuring appropriate access to research data and results.
Building long-term human capacity. It is essential to build long-term human capacity to support relevant observations and research among scientists, decision-makers and Arctic residents, including Indigenous Peoples, through education and effective public engagement, and by adopting shared principles to guide research activities.
New markets for Arctic, including trade, tourism and transportation. These will likely emerge faster than the necessary infrastructures on land and sea. Sustainable infrastructure development and innovation to strengthen the resilience of Arctic communities requires a collaborative approach involving scientists, communities, governments, and industry.