Circumpolar nations face an increased demand to enhance the observational capacity and understanding of this region to ensure that the best information possible is available to support evidence-based policy and decision-making. Science and knowledge mobilization play a pivotal role in this process.

Arctic Change 2017 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, and government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields. During the week, the world’s foremost Arctic scientists will discuss the emerging global challenges and opportunities arising from climate change and modernization in the circum-Arctic. With over 1500 participants expected to attend, Arctic Change 2017 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.

International and National Organizing Committees will be established shortly and please expect a Call For Sessions in early April, 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Québec City during Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation!

Leah Braithwaite
Directrice exécutive - ArcticNet
Université Laval, Québec, Canada