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registration extended

  • New postponed deadline for abstract submission: 16 January 2013    Deadline expired
  • Acceptance of abstracts: 4 February 2013
  • Deadline for registration at regular basis: 20 February 2013    Deadline expired
  • Late registration: still available

Cancellation policy:
Please note that all cancellations have to be conferred in writing to: e-mail: Cancellation before March 15, 2013 - full refund minus the banking charges. Cancellation after March 15, 2013 - no refund. All refunds will be processed after the ASSW.

The Arctic Science Summit Week



The ASSW is the annual gathering of international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for international coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all fields of Arctic science and to combine science and management meetings. Side meetings organized by groups with interest in the Arctic science and policy will also be held within the week.
One of them is already planned:
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) will offer a one-day career development workshop during the ASSW 2013. Details will be published closer to the event:

The ASSW in 2013 will include a three-day Science Symposium entitled:
The Arctic Hub – Regional and Global Perspectives

The Arctic Hub - Regional and Global Perspectives


The Arctic region is characterized by unique environmental and socio-economic conditions. It is in specific interactions with low latitudes and changes in the "Arctic Hub" have far-reaching regional and global implications. The ASSW 2013 Science Symposium focuses on these multidimensional changes and linkages. Original contributions to the below disciplinary and cross-cutting sessions in form of oral and poster presentations are heartily welcomed.

April 17-19, 2013ASSW 2013


Disciplinary Sessions

  • Atmosphere Processes and Global Climate Connections
  • Cryospheric Changes: Drivers and Consequences
  • Marine Processes and Variability
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Responses to Environmental Stressors
  • Impact of Global Changes on Arctic Societies

Cross-Cutting Sessions

  • Arctic People and Resources: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks
  • Applying Local and Traditional Knowledge to Better Understanding of the Changing Arctic
  • Arctic System Science for Regional and Global Sustainability
  • Changing North: Predictions and Scenarios


Ministry of Science and Higher Education
   Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Prof. Barbara Kudrycka - Minister of Science and Higher Education
   Radosław Sikorski - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Polish Academy of Sciences
Foundation for Polish Science
Prof. Michał Kleiber - President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    Prof. Maciej Żylicz – President of the Foundation for Polish Science
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
University of Silesia in Katowice
Prof. Wojciech Nowak - Rector of the Jagiellonian University
    Prof. Wiesław Banyś - Rector of the University of Silesia
    Chair of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland
the City of Krakow
Embassy of Canada to Poland                   KGHM Polska Miedz
Prof. Jacek Majchrowski - Mayor of the City of Krakow
                   Partner                                                        Support


The International Arctic Science Committee, Forum of Arctic Research Operators Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat International Arctic Social Sciences Association International Permafrost Association The Pacific Arctic Group Ny-Alesund Science Managers Committee Association of Polar Early Career Scientists European Polar Bord