The importance of the resilience of the people of the Arctic is little understood. Among the eight circumpolar nations are three of the four largest in the world in geographic area. The Arctic will become an important route for trade and commerce between Europe and the Eastern Pacific regions during the 21st century. It is necessary to observe and understand change in order to respond and adapt. IPY offers an opportunity to investigate brought about by the results of international collaborative science and engineering research.

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For more information about the 2008 Arctic Science Conference, please contact:
Craig Gerlach
Phone: 907-474-5585

Arthur Roraff
Phone: 907-646-9000

For more information about the AAAS Arctic Division and division activities, please contact:
Larry Duffy
Phone: 907-474-7525