ASSW 2023 Science Symposium Call for Sessions


ASSW 2023 will be held in Vienna, Austria from 17 - 24 February 2023. Organizers are now accepting session proposals for the ASSW 2023 Science Symposium entitled “The Arctic in the Anthropocene”.

Never before has the Arctic experienced such a high pressure by human impact either by local environmental disturbances or by global climate change leading to long-term changes and massive challenges to the resistance and resilience of polar ecological systems and Arctic societies.
The Arctic Science Summit Week 2023 will bring together scientists, Indigenous people, Arctic community members, and Arctic science stakeholders from all over the world to present and discuss the most recent advances on Arctic knowledge in the natural sciences, social sciences, the humanities as well as in the field of Indigenous knowledge. Besides the major Arctic focus of ASSW 2023, the OSC will also be an opportunity to foster research synergies between both Polar Regions, with sessions that integrate Arctic and Antarctica in order to understand global dimensions of anthropogenic impact.

The OSC will have plenary lectures and a large number of parallel science sessions, accepting both oral and poster presentations. Organizers invite the Arctic community to propose sessions of relevant topics in all science fields, framed in the overall conference theme “The Arctic in the Anthropocene”. IASC aims to bridge gaps in Arctic science, and therefore the hope is that session conveners will embrace this international and interdisciplinary approach in their proposed sessions. The OSC organizers hope to see a diverse set of sessions submitted by diverse groups of conveners.

The call for sessions is open to June 5, 2022.


Submit your Session Proposal

Session application guidelines

Each session should be chaired by two, maximum three researchers; the involvement of early-career researcher is strongly suggested*. Traditional and Indigenous knowledge holders are also specifically welcomed as session conveners and chairs. Session proposals will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee (ISC) in June 2022. A call for abstracts will open shortly thereafter and remain open until September 15, 2022. Abstracts will be evaluated by the session conveners with decisions to be communicated by October 30, 2022. The program will be finalized in November 2022.

*APECS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) can provide help in finding suitable ECRs to support session chairing.