Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Science Workshop

The ISTAS workshop has been a great success with regards to the initiation of discussions amongst scientists from various disciplines hereby gaining a much broader perspective into the different aspects of current changes in the Arctic Ocean. The huge enthusiasm among the group of early, mid-career and senior scientists was palpable and ensures future initiations of mutual interdisciplinary cooperations and projects to address the ideas summarized in priority sheets that will be presented at ICARP III.


More pictures can be found in the Gallery.


!!!UPDATES!!!: You can now download here the full program (including parallel sessions) and the book of abstracts.


Registrations are now closed for the second Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Science Workshop to be held in Brest, France, from 21-24 October 2014.


The ART workshop about “Integrating spatial and temporal scales in the changing Arctic System: towards future research priorities” (ISTAS) aims at discussing the integration of spatial and temporal scales to better understand the changing Arctic system as a whole, by including various Arctic research fields such as physical oceanography, sea-ice, biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems functioning, marine biodiversity, land-ocean interactions, ocean-atmosphere exchanges and ocean acidification, paleo-reconstruction and biological archives, and social sciences. During the workshop, in parallel sessions and discussion groups future Arctic research priorities will be elaborated. Results of this workshop feed into the larger ICARP III meeting (3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning) in Toyama, Japan in April 2015 (

This international workshop is jointly organized by the Arctic in Rapid Transition initiative (ART,, an official IASC network (, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS,, and the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM, France,

The workshop is open to any scientist who share a common interest in improving our understanding of ongoing changes in the Arctic and developing dialogues on interdisciplinary Arctic research approaches and future directions.

Limited funding will be available for early career scientists who applied on time before August 11th.

Abstract submission and registration are now closed.

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Looking forward to seeing you in Brest!

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