The 45th International Arctic Workshop will be held 10–13 May 2015 at the University of Bergen, Norway

Please join our annual gathering of international researchers to present your work on any aspect of high-latitude environments (past, present, and future). We strive for a relaxed, friendly, and interactive experience, fostered in part by our relatively small size. And unlike most meetings, you can present your very latest research; the abstract deadline is only a few weeks before the Workshop. Student participation is strongly encouraged, with partial support available to those making presentations.

The meeting is open to all interested in the Arctic, and will consist of a series of talks and poster sessions covering all aspects of high-latitude environments. Previous Arctic Workshops have included presentations on arctic climate, glaciology, environmental geochemistry, geomorphology, hydrology, soils, ecology, oceanography, Quaternary history, and more. A traditional strength of the Workshop has been Arctic paleoenvironments, both marine and terrestrial.

The oral sessions are: Paleoceanography I, II, II; Glaciology I, II; Atmosphere–Ocean–Ice Modelling; Surface and subsurface environments; and Paleoclimate – “Changes in Arctic Hydroclimate”

NEW! The Complete Program, Abstracts and Participant List are available here.

Bergen, Norway

Gateway city to the fjords. This year’s workshop will be held of the campus of the University of Bergen. Located on the west coast of Norway, Bergen is a captivating city of about 250 000, enriched with natural beauty, a love of the outdoors, and an increasingly international culture.

Arctic research activity. Bergen is home of several research institutes producing high-quality research in earth, ocean and life sciences focused on the arctic and subarctic realms. These include the University of Bergen (e.g., Geophysical Institute, Earth Science Department, and Biology Department), the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Uni Research Climate, the Institute Marine Research, and the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center.

For more details on Bergen, lodging, and transport, see Travel Info

Organizing Committee

  • Jostein Bakke, University of Bergen, and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
  • Martin Miles, Uni Research, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, and Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado
  • Natalia Ivanova, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center | (NERSC), and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research



The Research Council of Norway (Norges Forskningsråd) is providing financial support for the Workshop.

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The University of Bergen is providing financial support for the Workshop and helping support student participation.


The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research is helping support student participation in the Workshop, through the Norwegian Research School in Climate Dynamics («ResClim»).



Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder.

INSTAAR’s researchers uncover and communicate processes concerning earth and environmental systems—matters that are becoming ever more urgent as changes in climate and land use are felt worldwide.



Send e-mail to: ArcticWS2015@gmail.com