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June 2023 International Joint Seminar on Ocean Sciences

Monday, Jun 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

With climate change ongoing, the Arctic has exhibited some of the most dramatic changes in land, atmosphere, and ocean systems. This seminar series aims to promote international collaboration between the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (IARC/UAF) and the Arctic Research Center at Hokkaido University (ARC/HU) primarily focused on ocean sciences. Speakers and participants from other research institutions are also welcome.

Dr. Sei-Ichi Saitoh, Hokkaido University’s Arctic Research Center faculty, presented on the ongoing work of the Working Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessment for the Central Arctic Ocean (WGICA), which aims to provide a holistic analysis of present and future ecosystem and human activities in the Central Arctic Ocean.

Dr. Betsy Baker, IARC Affiliate faculty and Wilson Center Polar Institute Global Fellow addressed the relevance for marine ecosystems and marine scientific activity of the 2018 Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries Agreement and the recently agreed text of the High Seas Treaty on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction.

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