ESSAS - Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas

Third RACArctic (Resilience and adaptive capacity of Arctic marine systems under a changing climate) meeting

The third RACArctic meeting was held at Institute of Marine Research in Tromso, Norway, from 6-8 March 2018. The meeting was attended by 14 participants from Japan, US, and Norway and was primarily focused on rigorous discussion as to the contents and structure of the peer-reviewed publications, which are being prepared as one of the main outputs of this 3-year project.      

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2018 ESSAS Annual Science Meeting in Alaska

ESSAS (Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas) will hold its 2018 Annual Science Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, 12 to 14 June 2018.  A primary focus of the meeting is on remote sensing applications in the study of climate change impacts on high-latitude ecosystems.  Additional sessions and workshops focus on ocean acidification and other stressors; the biology, ecology and paleoecology of Arctic Gadids, and the use of Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEA) as a framework for understanding and managing subarctic and Arctic marine ecosystems. The meeting is intended to attract an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including remote sensing experts, who are interested in innovative approaches to studying subarctic and arctic waters and their …

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2018 ESSAS ASM: The Use of Satellite Imagery in Subarctic and Arctic Ecosystem Research

The ESSAS Annual Science Meeting will be held at Fairbanks, Alaska, USA from June 11-15, 2018.  The main theme of the meeting is “On the Use of Satellite Oceanography to Explore Ecosystem Dynamics in Subarctic and Arctic Regions.We seek presentations showing the use of satellite imagery to examine the role of climate on ecosystem processes, on comparative studies between different ecosystems in the Arctic and Subarctic, tracking marine mammals, fisheries, improved methodology in satellite oceanography, etc. Other potential topics are:(1) Workshop on Arctic Gadids (primarily Boreogadus saida)(2) PaleoEcology: Continuation of the work of the ESSAS Working Group on PaleoEcology of Subarctic and Arctic Seas (PESAS)(3) Ocean Acidification: Organized by the new …

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Contact Us

For any questions about ESSAS or further information please contact any of the ESSAS Co-chairs

Ken Drinkwater
Institute of Marine Research
Bergen, Norway

Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska, USA

Sei-Ichi Saitoh
Hokkaido University
Sapporo, Japan


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