Principal Convener: Yulia Zaika, Faculty of Geography Lomonosov Moscow State University/APECS


Gerlis Fugmann, APECS/UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Andrian Vlakhov, European University at Saint Petersburg

Julie Bull, University of Toronto


The interest in the Arctic region is high at the moment and therefore, the role and importance of the Arctic has to be communicated at different levels to different audiences. The recent International Polar Year 2007-2008 had placed a strong emphasis on education and outreach, and building on its momentum, many early career and experienced polar researchers have gotten involved since then in communicating more broadly their work as well as the importance of the Polar Regions. This session will discuss different methods, approaches and visions of education and outreach tools for Arctic research communication; their role in increasing the understanding and awareness of the Arctic and in building the human capacity of the region.