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ARCPATH Panel at Arctic Circle 2017 Assembly

The NordForsk-funded project Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH) was featured in a panel of the same name organised by ARCPATH co-leader Astrid Ogilvie at the prestigious Arctic Circle Assembly conference held in Reykjavik, Iceland during 13-15 October 2017 (see http://www.arcticcircle.org/). ARCPATH builds on the successful project Impacts of Future Sea-Ice and Snow-Cover Changes on Climate, Green Growth and Society (GREENICE), also funded by NordForsk, and now drawing to a close. This panel session served as a stakeholder meeting for GREENICE. The Assembly was attended by some 2000 delegates, including scientists from many countries as well as many foreign dignitaries and heads-of-state. The ARCPATH/GREENICE panel was very well-attended and engendered much interest and discussion. Specific presentations were as follows: Introduction to the ARCPATH and GREENICE Projects: Arctic Climate and Environmental Change and Human Eco-Dynamics. Astrid Ogilvie, Stefansson Arctic Institute and INSTAAR; Global and Arctic Climate Predictions. Noel Keenlyside, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen; Sea Changes in North Atlantic Arctic Coastal Communities. Níels Einarsson, Stefansson Arctic Institute and University of Akureyri; Climate, Cetaceans, Tourism and Anthropogenic Noise. Marianne Rasmussen, University of Iceland; Interdisciplinary Projects: The Challenge of Synthesis. Leslie King, Royal Roads University; Out of Ice: Sea Ice and Northern Communities. Elizabeth Ogilvie, University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art. The panel´s Moderator was Brynhildur Daviðsdottir of the University of Iceland. The panel took place at 17.30 to 19.00 on Saturday 14 October. The link to the entire programme is here