The State of the Arctic Conference: “At the Forefront of Global Change” will be held 16-19 March 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida, USA. The main goal of the conference is to review our understanding of the arctic system in a time of rapid environmental change.

It will provide an open international forum for discussion of future research directions aimed toward a better understanding of the arctic system and its trajectory. Topics will range from basic understanding of the Arctic and system-wide change to developing response strategies to adapt and mitigate change. The conference also will provide an opportunity for resource management and service agencies to link the most recent science findings to their objectives and priorities. All of the sessions have been designed to include human dimensions and social science research to ensure a balanced portfolio in conference talks and discussions.

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