RATIC Workshop in Arkhangelsk, Russia, 26 May 2019
In Arkhangelsk, workshop participants were asked to come with thoughts on where they can most effectively plug into RATIC, matching their interest or expertise to this cross-cutting topic. During the workshop, over 50 participants identified the most pressing research questions related to impacts of climate and infrastructure in the natural environment (terrestrial/ecological/cryopshere), social environment (social/human dimensions), and built environment (engineering/industry), and then discussed new ways to connect them. The group also explored how to continue to promote sustainable Arctic infrastructure and international multidisciplinary collaboration as a T-MOSAiC/RATIC Action Group. There was no cost to attend the IASC-sponsored workshop.  View Abstracts, Agenda and Presentations
Sustainable Arctic Infrastructure Forum (SAIF), Prague, Czech Republic, 3 April 2017
The Sustainable Arctic Infrastructure Forum (SAIF) was an IASC cross-cutting workshop held 3 April 2017 during Arctic Science Summit Week in Prague, Czech Republic. Thirty-nine individuals participated in the SAIF workshop, led by members of the IASC Terrestrial, Social and Human, and Cryosphere working groups. The major task of SAIF was to discuss the cumulative effects and drivers of four major types of infrastructure systems: urban, village, industrial, and indigenous (camps, trails, corrals, etc.). “Corridors” and “nodes” emerged as an organizing framework for research to address the impacts of infrastructure and climate. A synthesis of knowledge developed at the Prague workshop will be presented at the 2019 RATIC workshop in Arkhangelsk to kick off the discussion. The workshop report includes background information, discussion questions and the agenda.  Read the Report
RATIC Workshop and Topical Sessions, Ottawa, Ontario, 8-12 December 2014
The RATIC workshop at Arctic Change 2014 was organized so that international scientists who have been working independently in several areas of the Arctic on issues related to Arctic infrastructure could network with each other and share their findings. The workshop on December 9 was organized around infrastructure case studies from the Prudhoe Bay oil field, AK, the Bovanenkovo gas field, Russia, and northern Canadian communities. It attracted about 40 participants. Two topical sessions on December 11-12 included oral presentations and posters that included first-author papers and posters from Russia, USA, Canada, Finland, and Norway. The four case studies from Ottawa plus one presented at ASSW 2015 Toyama were summarized in a 2015 whitepaper.  View Abstracts, Agenda and Presentations |  Read the Whitepaper

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