9/7/2017 2:21:35 PM News

Arctic Science Conference 2017, Oban, Scotland

Artic Conference

Date: Tuesday 19- 21 September 2017.
Corran Halls, Oban

Tom Heap is a well known investigative journalist appearing regularly on BBC news programmes such as Countryfile, Panorama, Newsnight and Costing the Earth and reporting on topics including rural affairs, climate change, energy and environmental policy. He has won awards for documentaries about food waste and plastic in the oceans and has an enduring interest in the Arctic (his father headed the FCO Polar Regions Section). He once even reported from a dogsled...

Join Tom to explore why what happens in the Arctic matters to us. This free public lecture is part of the UK Arctic Science Conference, that this year is hosted by SAMS.

The UK Arctic Science conferences have brought together researchers with a common interest in the Arctic environment. Since its inception in 2009 there has been a great diversity in the science that has been presented. The conference is multidisciplinary and with an inclusive approach to abstracts across all the themes of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Working Groups, namely:


Atmospheric Dynamics, Arctic- Mid-latitude Weather Linkages, Air Chemistry and Pollution


Sea-ice processes (physical and biogeochemical), modelling and prediction, permafrost, glacial environments.


Ocean dynamics and prediction, biological, ecosystem and geochemical processes, marine geology and paleo records of arctic change

Social and Human

Security, governance and law, natural resources including fisheries, human health and well-being


Arctic terrestrial and freshwater environments, landscapes and biota.

The organisers have recieved abstracts which highlight interdisciplinary connections and have created a strong, cross-cutting sessions within the conference programme>>

For more information please contact: Anuschka.Miller@sams.ac.uk