12 March 2016 - 18 March 2016
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

AFI at the Arctic Science Summit Week and Arctic Observing Summit

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is the annual gathering of the international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research, coordinated by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). IASC chairs the Arctic Science Summit Week Business Meetings, and is also actively taking part in developing the IIASA Arctic Futures Initiative.


Courtesy of www.futureearthcoasts.org

Courtesy of www.futureearthcoasts.org

The 2016 Summit was held in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The ASSW is designed to strengthen collaborations across academia, government agencies, local communities, industry, non-governmental organizations and other Arctic stakeholders. The ASSW 2016 included ASSW Business Meetings, the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Meeting, the 2016 Arctic Observing Summit, and the first fully-developed Model Arctic Council. The International Arctic Assembly Day on 15 March was a day of dialogue on issues facing Alaska and the Arctic. The day concluded with a Banquet featuring Alaska cuisine, dance performances by regional indigenous groups, and live music by local artists. The week also included many public lectures, outreach events, workshops, recreational activities, tours and field trips.

 

IIASA AFI gave an invited presentation at the Indigenous Peoples Secretariat (IPS) Board meeting, organized a town hall meeting, in addition to having several side meetings in connection to ASSW.

 


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PUBLICATIONS

Eckhardt S, Quennehen B, Olivie DJL, Bernsten TK, Heyes C, & Klimont Z (2015). Current model capabilities for simulating black carbon and sulfate concentrations in the Arctic atmosphere: a multi-model evaluation using a comprehensive measurement data set. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 (16): 9413-9433. DOI:10.5194/acp-15-9413-2015.

Lappalainen HK, Petaja T, Kujansuu J, Kerminen V-M, Shvidenko A, & Back J (2014). Pan Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) - A research initiative meeting the grand challenges of the changing environment of the Northern Pan-Eurasian Arctic-Boreal areas. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 7 (2): 13-48.

Yttri KE, Lund Myhre C, Eckhardt S, Fiebig M, Dye C, Hirdman D, Strom J, Klimont Z, et al. (2014). Quantifying black carbon from biomass burning by means of levoglucosan - A one-year time series at the Arctic observatory Zeppelin. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14 (12): 6427-6442. DOI:10.5194/acp-14-6427-2014.

Stohl A, Klimont Z, Eckhardt S, Kupiainen K, Shevchenko VP, Kopeikin VM, & Novigatsky AN (2013). Black carbon in the Arctic: The underestimated role of gas flaring and residential combustion emissions. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 13 (17): 8833-8855. DOI:10.5194/acp-13-8833-2013.

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