The conference, under the theme Prospects of the Transarctic Route - Impacts and Opportunities, is organized as a contribution to the Arctic's Council Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment.  
It will bring together Arctic researchers from all over the Circumpolar North and feature sessions on subjects such as ice monitoring and ice decrease, navigation through ice, emergency prevention and reaction, transarctic shipping and transportation trends.
For more information on the conference and for registration details, visit the Arctic Portal.