ART has just published a new Priority Sheet on “Arctic Governance”!
Written by ART Executive Committee Member Kathrin Keil from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, this new priority sheet complements a set of seven priority sheets, which had been published by the ART Network in preparation to the ICARP III conference in Toyama, Japan in April 2015. These priority sheets provide a number of recommendations on how to shape the future direction of Arctic marine and coastal research from an international early career scientists’ perspective.
The newly added priority sheet covers the political and legal dimensions in relation to the significant changes occurring in the Arctic. It provides an overview of past and present focus in Arctic international governance and offers recommendations for future research priorities. Specifically, this priority sheet asks for greater attention to the following questions:
Already since three days ART EC and advisory board members are active at the Arctic Science Summit Week in Prague, Czech Republic. During the political session we gave several presentations and informed the IASC working groups about the latest ART activities and our plans for the future. Most important, Alli had the opportunity to present our cross-cutting proposal for the next ART science workshop which we plan to host in September 2018. In the science session on Thursday ART EC member Kathrin Keil will chair subsession 17.2 on the topic of "Arctic in Rapid Transition” in Times of Global Change - Global Impacts on the Arctic Marine Environment and Coastal communities. Looking forward to exciting discussions!
To better understand the TRansitions in the Arctic Seasonal Sea Ice Zone was the objective of the so-called TRANSSIZ cruise that took place from May 19 to June 28, 2015 onboard the German research icebreaker RV Polarstern. Scientists from eleven countries with various backgrounds of Arctic research travelled for six weeks in the European part of the Arctic Ocean in order to carry out scientific measurements reaching from the deepest ocean to the atmospheric surface layers. The cruise was initiated by the Arctic in Rapid Transition network in order to link past with present sea-ice transitions in the Arctic Ocean.
The full TRANSSIZ report can be downloaded here.
The Polarstern blog, containing reports by the expedition participants, can be accessed here.