Arctic Frontiers 2012 – Energies of the High North

Arctic Frontiers 2012 – Energies of the High North – has announced the final call for papers… and a deadline for travel support for young researchers. (Note this year there is also a reduced registration fee for early career folks!!).

The Arctic Frontiers (AFT) conference is a central arena for discussions of Arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in the Arctic may be addressed to ensure sustainable development.

Arctic Frontiers (AFT) holds its 6th annual conference in Tromsø from 22-27 January 2012, Norway, with the title “Energies of the High North”. Arctic Frontiers 2012 will discuss the global energy outlook, and assess the potential of traditional and renewable energy resources in the North.

Arctic Frontiers is composed of a policy section and a scientific section. This call for papers addresses only the scientific section from January 25th to January 27th 2012.

The parallel sessions address 4 connected, interwoven and interdisciplinary themes:

1)            Arctic Geology, Hydrocarbon Reservoirs & Gas Hydrates

2)            Technological development & Environmental challenges

3)            Social, political and economic aspects of energy projects in the High North

4)            Renewable and Alternative Energy

Interested scientists are invited to submit abstracts to one of these four sessions for both oral and poster presentations.

An integral part of the Arctic Frontiers conference is the Young Scientist Forum (YSF) an interdisciplinary, international arena for young scientists and young professionals aiming to facilitate networking and interdisciplinary discussions on Arctic issues.  A number of side events for young professionals, including a Speed Networking Reception, Proposal Writing Course, Research Funding Seminar, a Career Development Workshop, PolArt, Presentation Awards and more will be planned by Arctic Frontiers, APECS, ARCTOS, University of the Arctic, and the University of Tromsø. To find out more go to

Travel funding will be available on a competitive basis for workshop and course participants.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 24, 2011

Deadline for travel funding is October 30.

For more information, download the complete Call for Papers and the abstract submission form on the AFT homepage, where keynote speakers are also announced.

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