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Media registration opens for Arctic Science Summit Week

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Media registration is open for the 2016 Arctic Science Summit Week and Arctic Observing Summit, which will be held March 12-18 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska.

ASSW is the annual gathering of international organizations involved in Arctic research. The event, which has been held annually since 1999, brings together science and policy leaders from academia, government, industry and nongovernmental organizations.

The Arctic Observing Summit meets biennially to assure that adequate observations and measurements of the Arctic environment are being collected and shared for the mutual benefit of all nations.

Nearly 1,000 participants from about 30 countries are expected at the 2016 ASSW meeting, which will include more than 60 open working sessions, public events and tours. Members of the media also will have the opportunity to attend special briefings with leading scientists on a variety of Arctic issues. The week also will include meetings of the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials and the Model Arctic Council.

The deadline for media registration is Feb. 12, 2016, at https://assw2016.org/news/media. Journalists will also have the opportunity to apply for one of five journalism fellowships offered during the conference. More details on the fellowships will be available soon.

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ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: University of Alaska Fairbanks public information officer Marmian Grimes, 907-474-7902, mlgrimes@alaska.edu; University of Alaska Fairbanks Public Information Officer Jeff Richardson, 907-474-6284, jarichardson6@alaska.edu

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