RATIC meets T-MOSAiC: Sharing Best Practices in Research on Infrastructure in the Arctic

21 March 2021 | 15:30–18:30 GMT (ASSW Registration Info)

The Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC) initiative has been providing a forum for scientists to share knowledge across disciplines since 2014 on topics related to Arctic infrastructure and climate change. In 2019, the RATIC initiative became the T-MOSAiC Arctic Infrastructure Action Group. The RATIC/T-MOSAiC workshop at ASSW 2021 will be a 3-hour online meeting for participants to share progress and insights on RATIC-related research from around the Arctic. The meeting is open to all and we encourage attendance by physical and social science researchers, including APECS members, Indigenous scholars, and representatives of Arctic communities and industry involved in research and adaptation projects.


Annett Bartsch
Monitoring of infrastructure across the Arctic with Sentinel-1 and -2
Ranjan Datta
Community-led Perspectives on Infrastructure Design for Food Sovereignty: A Reflective Learning Experience with Inuit Communities in Canada
Howard Epstein
Understanding the Changing Natural-Built Landscape in an Arctic Community: An Integrated Sensor Network in Utqiagvik, Alaska
Thomas Ingeman-Nielson
Arctic Active Layer Monitoring for Infrastructure Management
Vera Kuklina
Combining remote sensing and participatory mapping: experience from Informal Roads project
Alexandra Meyer and Lilli Wickström
People about Longyearbyen as a physical framework: Experiences from a collaborative research project about uses and perceptions of the built environment of Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Dmitrii Sergeev
Application of the geotemperature modeling to indicate the danger of geocryological processes in natural and disturbed landscapes
Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk
Implementing INFRANORTH: Engaging Communities in Research on Transport Infrastructures in the Arctic
Warwick Vincent
T-MOSAiC: Progress, updates and opportunities for the RATIC Action Group
Skip Walker
Indirect impacts of an oilfield road, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

What to know before registering for ASSW

You will need to register for ASSW 2021 business and community meetings OR the full online conference to attend the the online RATIC meeting or any of the 22 other meetings and workshops that preceed the 2021 science conference. Reduced registration rates are offered to Early Career Researchers (ECR) and Indigenous participants. (ECR include all undergraduate and graduate students and post-graduate scholars up to 5 years post-PhD.) Early bird registration ends for all on 7 March 2021.

IASC Registration Support: ECR as well as Indigenous participants and Russian participants at all career levels can apply for IASC registration fee support on a first-come, first-serve basis through 28 February (this will be extended from 10 February as long as funds remain). See details for who can apply. If you will be applying for support, you must wait to register for ASSW (see important note below).

Support from RATIC Meeting Organizers: If you have a strong interest in Arctic infrastructure research and need help to cover business meeting registration but don't fit into one of the above groups, use the contact form below to request support from the meeting organizers by 7 March 2021. Include the amount of support you are requesting and a short statement about yourself and why you would like to attend the RATIC meeting. We will review your request and contact you by 12 March. We may be able to cover your business meeting registration or the cost difference between science meeting registration and full conference registration for those not eligible for IASC Registration Support. Do not register for the conference until you hear back from us (see below).

IMPORTANT: If you are applying for registration support of any kind, you must wait to register until you hear back from the IASC Secretariat or RATIC meeting organizers. If you request is approved, you will receive a special registration code, which will allow you to register without having to pay the registration fee upfront.


Get In Touch

The Alaska Geobotany Center is located on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Our office is located in room 252, on the second floor of the Arctic Health Research Building.

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    Institute of Arctic Biology
    311 Irving
    P.O. Box 757000
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    United States
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    907 / 474-2459
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