The theme of the 2007 AAAS meeting is "Partnering for Northern Futures: Science, Policy, Education, Legacy in the International Polar Year."

The Human Dimensions of the Arctic System (HARC) Core Office at the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites papers and posters that address the following questions:
- How does human dimensions research connect with research on the other
dimensions of the arctic system?
- How does arctic human dimensions research connect with and inform
global human dimensions research?
Papers and posters that focus on identifying and understanding linkages and feedbacks among the different components of the arctic system and among those of the global system and that highlight interdisciplinarity across physical, biological, and social sciences are encouraged.

Abstracts should be submitted by Wednesday, 1 August 2007 at:, and via e-mail to the HARC Core office at:

HARC was created in 1997 as a component of the Arctic System Science Program (ARCSS) of the National Science Foundation. Within ARCSS, the aim of HARC is to better understand the role of humans in the functioning of and interactions among the various physical, biological, and social components of the arctic system and the significance of changes in the arctic system for people in the Arctic and across the globe.

For further information about the 2007 AAAS meeting, please go to:

For further information about HARC, please go to:
or contact:
Maribeth Murray
Phone: 907-474-6751