Hosted by Saint Petersburg State University, the Science Section of the UArctic Congress will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in September 13-16.

We now invite abstracts for sessions under the following themes:

  • Vulnerability of Arctic Environments
  • Vulnerability of Arctic Societies
  • Local and Traditional Knowledge
  • Building Long-Term Human Capacity
  • New Markets for the Arctic, Including Trade, Tourism and Transportation

The first ever UArctic Congress will feature Science and Meeting Sections, including:

  • Acclaimed keynote speakers and scientific experts presenting their latest research
  • Parallel sessions on an array of Arctic science, policy and education topics
  • Formal meetings for representatives of the Board of UArctic, Council of UArctic, Rectors’ Forum, and UArctic Thematic Networks
  • Side-meetings to foster contacts and enhance networking
  • Opportunities for promoting and marketing your organization and activities
  • UArctic Student Forum with workshops
  • Cultural and Social program like no other

Congress information, full session descriptions, abstract submission details, and an online submission form are available at


Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2016

Acceptance of abstracts: End of April, 2016