North Water Polynya Conference

Copenhagen, 21-24 November 2017

Aarhus University and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources is proud to host the International Conference of the North Water Polynya 2017. The theme for the conference is "Natural science on the North Water Polynya". The main sponsor of the NOWPolynya Conference is Oceans North Canada, and Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark.


The conference is arranged in collaboration with the NOW project funded by the VELUX Foundations and Carlsberg Foundations.


Yours sincerely,

Anders Mosbech
Senior Researcher, Head of Research and Advisory
Chair of Scientific Committee

Topics in short:

Physical Oceanography and Climate Change.
Marine biodiversity, productivity and food web studies.
Populations of Marine mammals, birds and fish.
Hunting and fishing.
Potential Environmental impact from industrial activities.


Panel debate on future perspectives with local stakeholders and key scientists

The panel debate is intended as a panel of selected key scientists and representatives of locals, the ICC North Water Commission and social scientists to discuss future perspectives.

Important dates:

The deadline for abstracts is 15th of June 2017

Early registration closes 1st of September 2017



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