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Travel -free workshop ASIAQ4 completed

The first travel-free ASIAQ workshop, #4 in the line of all ASIAQ workshops, was successfully held 12-13 november 2019.  The  agenda of the workshop, a list of participants, and a summary of the outcomes are accessible here: Invitation ASIAQ4_Agenda, ASIAQ4_Participants, Summary of ASIAQ4. Not surprisingly, screenshot from our video-conferencing setup in the local hubs (Stockholm University and the University of New Hampshire) but also including individual connectors replace the traditional workshop group photo. Thank you very much all participants for contributing to making ASIAQ4 a success!

Nina Kirchner, Annika Granebeck

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Travel-free workshop 12-13 November 2019, with local hubs at Stockholm University, University of New Hampshire, and Tokyo University

Welcome to ASIAQ4! We are opting for a travel free workshop since we have noticed that it is difficult for many of our colleagues to travel. We would like to explore this option with open minds and we hope that it will be a learning process for all of us. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Opportunities with a travel free workshop

  • More choice of speakers
  • Broader audience
  • Saves travel time and money
  • More time spent with research group and family
  • More accessible which leads to better equality
  • No travel -> no jetlag -> health benefit and overall safer!

Attendees can join

  • At the main physical hubs at  Stockholm University, University of Tokyo, and University of New Hampshire
  • From their own device (i.e. PC/laptop, phone or tablet) via link

Welcome to ASIAQ3

The maple sap is rising in New England! As spring arrives, the University of New Hampshire is thrilled to host the ASIAQ3 science workshop (8-11 April 2019). This event will deepen relationships among participating ASIAQ universities and will seek to identify a pan-Arctic initiative related to “Hydrologic Organization during the Thaw: Community, Landscape and Water Dynamics in the Changing Arctic Climate.” We will continue to explore the international collaborative experiences of ASIAQ in order to draft a White Paper on the challenges of working in integrated and trans-disciplinary ways.

This meeting will also serve as an excellent opportunity to connect ASIAQ with the regional New England Arctic Network (NEAN). A public outreach event titled “The Arctic is Melting! Is it Time to Panic?” will feature a panel discussion on how the scientific community, stakeholders, and the public can confront the challenges and opportunities of Arctic change. More information can be found here.

/ Kathrine Duderstadt, University of New Hampshire

Happy New Year 2019!

We are looking forward to a new year with exciting workshops and progress within ASIAQ!
The second workshop was held 29-30 October in Tokyo, hosted by Prof. Hideaki Murayama and his team and to whom we express our gratitude for excellent organisation of an inspiring workshop! Planning of the ASIAQ3 workshop is under way, and we are looking forward to meeting you again at the University of New Hamsphire, USA, 8-9 April 2019.
Nina Kirchner and Elisabet Idermark