April 2021 ASIAQ paper published!

The ASIAQ paper Is a common goal a false hope in convergence research?: Opportunities and challenges of international convergence research to address Arctic change is now published! Thank you Jessica Ernakovich for taking a lead on the writing of the paper and making it happen!

April 2021 ASIAQ5 cancelled:

Due to the pandemic, the fifth and final ASIAQ workshop was planned to be conducted as an online meeting in April 2021. However, the workshop had to be cancelled due to multiple reasons. We ask all ASIAQ participants to send your reflections and experiences of the ASIAQ project to Annika Granebeck, Your valuable input will be complied and publish here on the ASIAQ webpage.

It has been a challenging time with the pandemic and not being able to meet with you in person, as originally planned. However, we are very happy that we have gotten to know you all, and hope that our paths will cross in the future as well!

January 2021 Tarfala course cancelled:

Today we decided that under the circumstances we are all still experiencing with the pandemic, the only feasible option concerning the planned ASIAQ course at Tarfala Research station in April 2021 is to cancel it.

The course was announced for early 2020, then postponed to fall 2020, and then to spring 2021. However, it is not realistic to conduct the course on site this spring. We have discussed the possibility of offering a digital course as replacement, but decided against this since we cannot offer the content we would like without the field component.

We have therefore decided to cancel the course without replacement, and trust  you understand.

Stay healthy and safe!

December 2020 ASIAQ5 Update:

Due to the pandemic, ASIAQ5 will be an online meeting. We regretfully had to change the dates again and the new date for ASIAQ5 is 19-21 April.  Due to the time difference, we will meet for approximately 1,5 hours per day.

July 2020 ASIAQ5:

The dates for ASIAQ5 have been changed. Save the new date for ASIAQ5;  8-9 April in Stockholm.

Check out a paper by ASIAQ partners on heavy metals in the Arctic: Perryman, C. R., Wirsing, J., Bennett, K. A., Brennick, O., Perry, A. L., Williamson, N., & Ernakovich, J. G. (n.d.). Heavy metals in the Arctic: Distribution and enrichment of five metals in Alaskan soils. PLOS ONE15(6), e0233297. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0233297

And read about Multidisciplinary Research as Climate Action in the Shared Voices Magazine of the University of the Arctic:

June 2020: ASIAQ field course – NEW course date
Due to the Corona pandemic, we have postponed this course. The new course date is April 10-18, 2021. We expect that the situation has improved by then, but if not, successful applicants will be informed in due time.

We have also extended the registration date which is now March 8, 2021.

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Dec 2019: Outreach Activity
ASIAQ  is participating in the exhibition the Arctic – While the Ice Is Melting the Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden»

Nov 2019: Upcoming ASIAQ Workshop
ASIAQ5 will take place in Sweden October 13-15. This is in connection to the Arctic Assembly, which takes place in Iceland October 5-11. Please save the date! More info to come.

Nov 2019:  IASC is seeking Fellows!
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Nov 2019: Input
The Executive Organizing Committee for the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) 2020 is seeking input in the form of white papers and short statements for the upcoming Summit to be held at the University of Akureyri, Iceland, March 30 through April 2, 2020.

Nov 2019: ASIAQ session at the ISAR-6 and ASM3
There will be an ASIAQ session at the ISAR-6, March 2-6, 2020, Tokyo and ASIAQ will contribute to ASM3, 21 -22, Nov., 2020, Tokyo

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