A network of universities and research groups from nations bordering the Arctic Ocean have banded together to form the University of the Arctic, the North’s only circumpolar higher education institution. It’s researchers work to promote the welfare of indigenous peoples by finding local solutions to problems posed by a changing world. Presentations at the university’s eighth annual conference in Girdwood focused on food: its security, storage, and safety. See full article Suzanna Caldwell of the Alaska Dispatch in Eye on the Arctic, "The Challenges of Growing Food in the Arctic." The conference was also featured in an article by
Arctic Agriculture Conference Draws Researchers
Fri, Oct 04, 2013
September 29 – Oct. 3, 2013, Girdwood, Alaska. This is a joint conference with the Circumpolar Agriculture Association and hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.