Conferences and workshops

August 2017

Conversations from the North Conference

Date: 27th - 29th August 2017
Location: University of Aberdeen, UK

The University of Aberdeen is convening a major international conference on the theme: Conversations from the North: Scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land.
The conference is being held in association with the 11th Rectors’ Forum of the University of the Arctic, and will take place in Aberdeen from August 27th to 29th 2017.
The goal of the conference is to celebrate the University’s emergence as a world-leading centre for interdisciplinary research on the circumpolar North.
The conference will be fully interdisciplinary, with themes including:

  • the Anthropocene in the Arctic
  • movements and encounters of northern peoples in the long term
  • health, demography and culture change in the North
  • land, sovereignty and indigenous rights
  • political regimes and international relations in the circumpolar North. 

A call for abstracts, for both oral and poster presentations, is now open, with a submission deadline of February 14th 2017. Full instructions for submission, along with details of the conference theme, programme and registration, are available at  



September 2017

Serving Society with better Weather and Climate Information

Date: 4th to 8th September 2017
Location: Dublin, Ireland

A key challenge for the meteorological and climatological communities is how best to harness the wealth of data now available - both observational and modelled - to generate and communicate effectively relevant, tailored and timely information ensuring the highest quality support to users' decision-making. Realising the value of meteorological and climate information to government, industry and all sectors of society is the focus of this conference.

More information about the conference can be found on the European Meteorological Society's website.

Past Antarctic Ice Sheet Dynamics (PAIS) Conference 2017

Date: 10th - 15th September 2017
Location: Trieste, Italy

The aim of the conference is to present recent results that address still open questions in understanding the sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to past and future sea level and climate change ( Kennicutt M.C. Chown S. et al., Nature, 2014). An important development in understanding and predicting Antarctic ice-sheet behaviour has been the validation and testing of ice sheet models on past climates with boundary conditions that are relevant to future projections.

While the focus of the conference will be on the latest developments in paleo-ice sheet and climate reconstructions using data and models, we also invite researchers and students from geodynamical, climatological, glaciological, oceanographic, ecosystem and ice cores communities, since their work is crucial for understanding the processes and dynamics of the integrated system.

For more information please visit the conference website. Discounted registration until end of July 2017.

September 2018

UArctic Congress 2018

Date: 3rd - 7th September 2018
Location: Oulu and Helsinki, Finland

Held in Finland, the UArctic Congress 2018 will bring together key UArctic meetings and a science conference into one single gathering, including business meetings of the Council of UArctic, Rectors’ Forum, Student Forum, and Thematic Networks & UArctic Institutes Leadership Team.

The Congress is an integral part of the Finland’s Arctic Council chairmanship program, and open to the public. The event will highlight the themes and priorities of the Finnish chairmanship, including the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

To find out more have a look at the UArctic Congress 2018 save the date flyer.