ISAR-5 Calls for abstract and registration

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ISAR-5 Calls for abstract and registration

ISAR-5 Secretariat

​Dear CRYOLIST members,

(please help circulate this message.)


Organizers of the Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-5) invite you to submit an abstract and make registration through the website:


The deadline of the submission of Abstract is August 31, 2017.

The deadline of the early-bird registration is November 15, 2017 and the late registration ends on December 15, 2017.  On-site registration is also available during Symposium (Jan. 15-18, 2018).


Please feel free to circulate this call into your labs, institutes and communities.


Information for side meetings can be found far down below.


The symposium will address “the changing Arctic and its regional to global impact: From information to knowledge and action.” The sessions you can submit your abstract are listed below and also find at :

 -The general sessions are single disciplinary session and the special sessions are inter/multi-disciplinary session. 

 -Please use the template downloaded from the website (

to make your abstract. 

 -You must make Registration first and then submit your abstract. The submission of abstract requires your registration number.  

 -If it is difficult to find a session, just pick a general session, which is closest to the subject you will present in Symposium.

 -Submission of abstract is limited to one for oral presentation, and two for poster presentation.



General Sessions

(G 1) Atmosphere Main convener: Mio Matsueda / Co-convener: Keiichiro Hara

(G 2) Ocean and Sea Ice Main convener: Hajime Yamaguchi / Co-conveners: Genki Sagawa, Hiroyasu Hasumi  

(G 3) Rivers, Lakes, Permafrost and Snow Cover Main convener: Mamoru Ishikawa / Co-convener: Masahiro Hori

(G 4) Ice Sheets, Glaciers and Ice Cores Main convener: Hiroyuki Enomoto / Co-conveners: Teruo Aoki, Konrad Steffen, Yoshinori Iizuka

(G 5) Terrestrial Ecosystems Main convener: Yojiro Matsuura

(G 6) Marine Ecosystems Main convener: Sei-Ichi Saito

(G 7) Geospace Main convener: Yasunobu Ogawa / Co-conveners: Ryuho Kataoka, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Takuji Nakamura

(G 8) Policies and Economy  Main convener: Shinichiro Tabata / Co-convener: Fujio Ohnishi

(G 9) Social and Cultural Dimensions Main convener: Shiaki Kondo / Co-convener: Shirow Tatsuzawa


Special Sessions 

(S 1) Arctic Warming by Natural Variability and/or Human Impact Main convener: Hiroshi L. Tanaka / Co-convener: John E. Walsh

(S 2) Synergies for "New Arctic" Climate Prediction, Observation and Modeling  Main convener: Jun Inoue / Co-conveners: Yusuke Kawaguchi, Benjamin Rabe, Daiki Nomura (S 3) A Complex Adapting Arctic Ecohydrology in the Context of Changing Climate Main convener: Hotaek Park / Co-conveners: Tetsuya Hiyama, Daqing Yang

(S 4) Biogeochemical Cycles and Biodiversity of Terrestrial Ecosystems under Arctic Warming Main convener: Hideki Kobayashi / Co-conveners: Josef Elster, Yongwon Kim, Elie Verleyen, Shin Nagai

(S 5) Synoptic Arctic Survey – An Ocean Research Program for the Future Main convener: Are Olsen / Co-conveners: Shigeto Nishino, Leif Anderson, Michiyo Yamamoto–Kawai, Sung-Ho Kang, Øyvind Paasche

(S 6) The Pacific Arctic Region: Rapid Environmental Changes and their Impacts on Ecosystems, Climate, and Society Main convener: Amane Fujiwara / Co-conveners: Kohei Mizobata, Hajo Eicken, Sung-Ho Kang

(S 7) Challenges for Sustainable Use of the Arctic Sea Route Main convener: Natsuhiko Otsuka 

(S 8) Developing Under-ice AUV Systems Main convener: Peter Wadhams / Co-convener: Bo Krogh

(S 9) Understanding the Changing Arctic through Data: Stewardship, Publication, and Science Main convener: Peter L. Pulsifer / Co-conveners: Masaki Kanao, Øystein Godøy, Shannon Christoffersen Vossepoel, Hironori Yabuki, Julie Friddell

(S10) Sustainable Development in the Russian Arctic: Perspectives from Economic,

Environmental and Policy Studies Main convener: Violetta Gassiy / Co-convener: Daria Gritsenko

(S11) Environmental, Economic, Societal and Geopolitical Dynamics in the Arctic, their Global Drivers and Implications Main convener: Lassi Heininen / Co-conveners: Matthias Finger, Fujio Ohnishi

(S12) Greenlandic Reflections of Global Concerns: Ecological, Social and Political Perspectives on the Future Main convener: Naotaka Hayashi / Co-convener: Minori Takahashi

(S13) Non-Arctic Decision-making and the Dynamics of Social Change in the North Main convener: Nikolas Sellheim / Co-convener: Osamu Inagaki

(S14) Synthesizing Local Interactions between Permafrost and Human Societies Main convener: Hiroki Takakura / Co-conveners: Tamara Litvinenko, Yoshihiro Iijima

(S15) Technology, Infrastructure and Human Space in the Past and Present of Northern Regions Main convener: Naoko Iwasaki / Co-conveners: Peter Schweitzer, Hiroki Takakura


Side Meetings

Do you want to organize side event during ISAR-5? We will be able to provide some meeting rooms as below. The rooms in the venue are reserved the first come, first served bases, and free of charge in the following time period.

January 15 (Mon)  13:00-21:00

January 17 (Wed)  19:00-21:00

January 18 (Thu) 17:00-21:00

If the rooms in the venue are full and not available, the ISAR-5 office can find and introduce fee-based rental rooms. Please contact ISAR-5 Office ([hidden email]) providing the following information. 

-Contact person’s name, affiliation, e-mail address,

-Name of the meeting,

-Name of the organizer and affiliation,

-Planned date and time period,

-Expect number of attendees, and

-Other specific requirements.


If you have any inquiries, please contact ISAR-5 Secretariat:  [hidden email]

ISAR-5 Office


国立極地研究所 国際北極環境研究センター/JCAR事務局

〒190-8518   東京都立川市緑町10-3
E-mail: [hidden email]     TEL: 042-512-0922 

ISAR-5 Office
Arctic Environment Research Center
National Institute of Polar Research
10-3, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan
e-mail: [hidden email]    tel.+81-42-512-0922


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