51st International Arctic Workshop 2022


The International Arctic Workshop is a friendly, informal, and relaxed conference open to all students and professionals interested in the Arctic. Originally starting at INSTAAR at the University of Colorado – Boulder, the Arctic Workshop alternates between INSTAAR and an international host. This year, and for the first time in the High Arctic, the Svalbard Science Centre is hosting the meeting in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.

Our small size, informal focus, and strong student orientation makes this a perfect meeting for presenting your new research, networking between students and academics, discussing your current projects, and exploring a range of topics across multiple polar disciplines. Limited travel and accommodation support is available for presenting students. Organised in the heart of the Arctic and jointly between the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), the Norwegian Polar Institute, the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), and the Svalbard Museum, it promises to be a fantastic, stimulating, and fun event. This year’s meeting is made possible by funding from the Research Council of Norway through the Svalbard Science Forum. Funding for additional events has been provided by iEarth – the Centre for Integrated Earth Science Education and APECS – the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists.

All those interested in Arctic science are invited to attend. The meeting is based around a series of talks and poster sessions covering all aspects of high-latitude environments, with a conference banquet, mid conference field excursion, and an optional post-conference excursion in Spirtsbergen’s Isfjorden. Past Arctic Workshops have included presentations on arctic climate, glaciology, environmental geochemistry, geomorphology, hydrology, soils, ecology, permafrost, oceanography, Quaternary history, archaeology and more. Arctic palaeoenvironments, terrestrial and marine, have traditionally been at the centre of the Arctic Workshop.

This year we are also encouraging abstracts on topics relating to the challenges of polar field teaching as well as on sustainability in Arctic research and education.


Keynote & After Dinner Speakers

Keynote: Anne Jennings – INSTAAR, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Keynote: Eiliv Larsen – Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, Norway
Keynote: Helena Alexanderson – Dept. of Geology, Lund University, Sweden
Keynote: Witold Szczuciński – Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
After Dinner Speaker: Robert Spielhagen – GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

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Isfjorden, looking west from Pilarberget, Nordenskiöld Land, Spitsbergen, Svalbard (photo: M Furze)

All Registration and Abstract Deadlines
Monday 16th May, 2022

For researchers/professionals, presenting and non-presenting – 3000 NOK

For students (incl. PhD), presenting and non-presenting – 1500 NOK

Optional two-day excursion. Limited to 20 places. First-come-first-served basis – 2000 NOK

Researcher and student registration includes tickets for the mid-workshop banquet.
An additional banquet ticket for an accompanying partner can be had at registration for 500 NOK

NOK 3000€ 315£ 261US$ 341

NOK 2000€ 209£ 174US$ 227

NOK 1500€ 157£ 131US$ 171

*Approximate rounded equivalents based on the International Exchange Rate on Thursday April 13 2022.