Arctic in Rapid Transition: Priorities for the future of marine and coastal research in the Arctic

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Understanding and responding to the rapidly occurring environmental changes in the Arctic over the past few decades require new approaches in science. This includes improved collaborations within the scientific community but also enhanced dialogue between scientists and societal stakeholders, especially with Arctic communities. As a contribution to the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARPIII), the Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) network held an international workshop in France, in October 2014, in order to discuss high-priority requirements for future Arctic marine and coastal research from an early-career scientists (ECS) perspective. The discussion encompassed a variety of research fields, including topics of oceanographic conditions, sea-ice monitoring, marine biodiversity, land-ocean interactions, and geological reconstructions, as well as law and governance issues. Participants of the workshop strongly agreed on the need to enhance interdisciplinarity in order to collect comprehensive knowledge about the modern and past Arctic Ocean's geo-ecological dynamics. Such knowledge enables improved predictions of Arctic developments and provides the basis for elaborate decision-making on future actions under plausible environmental and climate scenarios in the high northern latitudes. Priority research sheets resulting from the workshop's discussions were distributed during the ICARPIII meetings in April 2015 in Japan, and are publicly available online.

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DOI 10.1016/j.polar.2016.04.005

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Werner, K. , Fritz, M. , Morata, N. , Keil, K. , Pavlov, A. , Peeken, I. , Nikolopoulos, A. , Findlay, H. , Kędra, M. , Majaneva, S. , Renner, A. , Hendricks, S. , Jacquot, M. , Nicolaus, M. , O´Regan, M. , Sampei, M. and Wegner, C. (2016): Arctic in Rapid Transition: Priorities for the future of marine and coastal research in the Arctic , Polar Science, 10 (3), pp. 364-373 . doi: 10.1016/j.polar.2016.04.005

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