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NIPR will hold the International Interdisciplinary Workshop focused on Rapid Arctic Warming on March 10, 2023

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Research Organization of Information and Systems

Reindeer in the Arctic Circle

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The International Interdisciplinary Workshop: “Rapid Arctic Warming and Its Impact on Indigenous Peoples and Other Communities” will be held at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) in a hybrid format on March 10, 2023, in collaboration with the Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II (ArCS II) Project.

This workshop will feature the following three interdisciplinary sessions;

  - Recent Climate Change and Livelihoods in Greenland

 - Impacts of Arctic Warming on Indigenous Societies and Food Culture

 - Laws and Policies Responding to Arctic Warming and Indigenous and Local Communities

The Arctic region is where the effects of global warming are the most prominent all over the world. In addition, phenomena caused by global warming, such as sea level rise caused by melting the ice sheets and greenhouse gases (e.g., methane) emissions due to permafrost thawing, will further positive feedback to global warming. Therefore, the impact of Arctic warming on the low-latitude populated regions is enormous, and the understanding of rapid change in the Arctic environment is a pressing issue for the world.



About Arctic Challenge for Sustainability II (ArCS II)

ArCS II ( is the national flagship project for Arctic research in Japan, with more than 200 researchers participating from FY2020 to 2024.  The National Institute of Polar Research is representing the project in collaboration with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and Hokkaido University.


About National Institute of Polar Research, Japan

The NIPR engages in comprehensive research via observation stations in Arctic and Antarctica. As a member of the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), the NIPR provides researchers throughout Japan with infrastructure support for the Arctic and Antarctic observations, plans and implements Japan's Antarctic observation projects, and conducts Arctic research of various scientific fields such as the atmosphere, ice sheets, the ecosystem, the upper atmosphere, the aurora, and the Earth's magnetic field. In addition to the research projects, the NIPR organizes the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition and manages samples and data obtained during such expeditions and projects. As a core institution in research of the polar regions, the NIPR also offers graduate students a global perspective on originality through its doctoral program at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI. For more information about the NIPR, please visit:


About the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)

ROIS is a parent organization of four national institutes (National Institute of Polar Research, National Institute of Informatics, the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, and National Institute of Genetics) and the Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research. It is ROIS's mission to promote integrated, cutting-edge research that goes beyond the barriers of these institutions, in addition to facilitating their research activities as members of inter-university research institutes.

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