The French Arctic Initiative's inaugural symposium entitled "Arctic : the Major Scientific Issues" will be held June 3-5, 2013 at Collège de France, in Paris. It will be followed, on June 6, 2013, by a day of reflection on future prospects for the Arctic and, in the evening, by a public event at l'Institut Océanographique.

The objectives of the symposium are:

  • To address the major scientific issues and recent developments with regard to the Arctic,
  • To mobilize the scientific community, from multiple disciplines, around these issues,
  • To highlight the most promising avenues for improving our understanding of this complex system.

The symposium is organized in the framework of a partnership between the French Arctic Initiative and la Chaire de l'Evolution du Climat et de l'Océan du Collège de France.

For more information see: http://www.chantier-arctique.fr/en/colloques-conference.php