Registration Open: Autumn Research Symposium (11 to 13 September 2019)

Welcome to the CIRC annual Autumn Research Symposium
Abisko Scientific Research Station
11-13 September 2019

Research Station in the autumn.jpg

Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) will hold its annual Autumn Research Symposium from 11-13 September 2019. The schedule is designed to accommodate train travel between Umeå and Abisko. Please take the train!

The number of participants is limited to 50 and we will prioritize registrations presenting results as talks or posters. Participants should arrive no later than 11 September. The symposium will take place at the Abisko Scientific Research Station.

On 11 September, there will be an optional full-day workshop, ‘Communicating your science effectively to the public’. It is open to all researchers, limited to 20 persons, and you must register in advance and participate in the entire days activities. The goal of the workshop is to help researchers to put their research into a perspective that is both interesting for the public and has impact. We focus on story-telling and crafting a two-minute elevator talk. Those who participate will be encouraged to present their elevator talk at the "speed talk" session.

The preliminary symposium schedule* is as follows:

Wednesday 11 September: Communicating your science effectively to the public (B-House; lead by Andy Ridgway, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at the University of the West of England and Keith Larson, Project Coordinator, CIRC)
08:30-10:00 - Introduction and workshop activities
10:00-10:30 - Coffee break (ANS dining room) and fresh air
10:30-12:00 - Workshop activities

12.00-13.30 - Lunch
13:30-15:30 - Workshop activities

Wednesday 11 September: Start of symposium
17.00-17.15 - Introduction, Jan Karlsson
17.15-18.00 - Invited talks, NN
18.00-19.00- Speed talks & tundra bar
19.00- Dinner & tundra bar (ANS dining room)

Thursday 12 September
07.00-08.00 - Breakfast (ANS dining room)

Session 1. Biogeochemical cycles
08.15-09.45 - 4 talks, NN
09.45-10.00 - Discussion
10.00-10.30 Coffee break (ANS dining room) and fresh air

Session 2. Ecological dynamics
10.30-12.00 - 4 talks, NN
12.00-12.15 - Discussion

12.15-13.15 - Lunch (ANS dining room)

13.30-16.30 - Excursion(s)

16.30-17.00 - Invited talk by Andy Ridgway, Senior Lecturer in Science Communications
19.00 - Dinner (ANS dining room)

Friday 13 September
07.00-08.00 - Breakfast (ANS dining room)

Session 3. New frontiers and interdisciplinary research
08.15-09.45 - 4 talks, NN
09.45-10.00 - Discussion

10.00-10.30 - Coffee break (ANS dining room) and fresh air
10.30-11.00 - End of symposium

It is very important that if you plan to stay at the Abisko Scientific Research Station that you register via www.Interact-GIS.org. We have created a help document to step you through the process.

* NOTE: Once we have all the responses we will send out and updated meeting agenda

DEADLINE for registration: Friday, 16 August, 2019
Please contact Keith Larson or Jan Karlsson if you have any questions or need special arrangements.