Saturday, 29 January 2011

Artist Residency Program 2011- Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for applications is next Friday February 4th, 2011.  There is still time to apply!



Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site Artist Residency Program 2011


Open to professional visual artists, media artists, and interdisciplinary artists residing in Yukon or British Columbia


Yukon Arts Centre and Parks Canada are pleased to announce a new Artist Residency Program on the Chilkoot Trail.  The goal of the program is allow a variety of audiences to experience their natural and cultural heritage through the eyes of artists. Each artist will spend 4 weeks on the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site exploring, photographing, sketching and participating in park programming.


Deadline: Friday, February 4th 2011 all submissions must be postmarked by this date.


Application should include:

• Curriculum vitae, including exhibition record.

• Biography for promotional purposes

• 10 – 15 digital images (or other visual support material)

• Short statement of interest and a description of work to be carried out during the residency.

The applicant should also describe why he/she wishes to do the residency, and what particular

perspective he/she will bring to the program.

• Indication of public program (workshop/presentation to be offered at Lindeman for hikers)

• Indication of preferred residency (late June –mid-July or mid-July –mid August 2011).

• Summary of your experience backpacking or your ability to carry a heavy pack while hiking distances of 12-15 km in a day over varied terrain.


Two artists will be selected and each will receive an honorarium of $1000.00 provided by the Yukon Arts Centre.


Application forms and further information can be found at or contact Mary Bradshaw, Gallery Director Yukon Arts Centre, 667-8485 or Rhonda Markel, Partnering and Engagement Officer, Parks Canada, 667- 3936.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

More Funding for #NWT Sports not the Arts

Territorial Sport Organization Support Program

by: Government of the Northwest Territories | Jan 25th, 2011

Sport organizations in the Northwest Territories are receiving a boost from the Government of the Northwest Territories Territorial Sport Organization (TSO) Support Program. TSOs will be able to expand their programs and services with the funding provided through this program, and ultimately help increase sport participation rates across the territory.

Through this program, sport programs and services are growing, said the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Robert C. McLeod. Instead of getting wrapped up in administrative duties, volunteers and other sport leaders can focus their energy on increasing the number of sport participants and improving their programs.

Launched in 2008, the TSO Support Program is co-funded by MACA and Sport Canada through the Canada NWT Sport Bilateral Agreement. The program provides TSOs with funding to hire full or part-time administrative and technical staff so they can stabilize and expand sport programs. This year, 19 TSOs will benefit from having full or part-time sport staff to assist with program development and delivery, sport specific training, technical assistance, coach training and other activities.

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to build our future by promoting healthy and active living. Improving the physical and mental wellbeing of our people will create healthy, educated Northerners as envisioned in the 16th Assemblys Vision of Northerners Working Together.

For more information, contact:

David Maguire
Communications/Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Phone: (867) 920-3092

Yellowknife Peace Week January 30 to February 8, 2011 - itinerary (UPDATED)


> Hi,                        [my apologies for any cross posting]


> I am organizing a YK Peace Week January 30 to February 8, 2011 and I would like to invite you to the Peace Café (4910 – 50th Street, 1st floor unless otherwise noted) to join in any of our events that may interest you. 


> Sunday January 30

> 2 pm to 4 pm: Video – Peace Begins With Me, followed by discussion (hosted by Robert Stewart on the 2nd floor) (ref. )

> 6 pm to 8:30 pm: Peace Networking Meet and Greet - hosted wine and cheese evening (and soft drinks).  Inviting everyone interested or working in areas contributing to building peace in our Selves, families, communities and world from the Yellowknife area to network and meet our team (very informal).  Tables will be provided to display your materials and products.  (hosted by Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace) (an RSVP to Robert at would be appreciated for planning purposes; please forgive us for the short notice)


> Monday January 31

> noon to 1:30 pm: Planning for a Yellowknife Culture of Peace Program: How 'be' YK now, peace-wise?  How would we like YK to be? How do we go from here to there? (hosted by Robert Stewart ;  brown bag lunch)

> 7 pm to 9 pm: Imago Relationship building – how to build better relationships with your "significant other" (ref. ) (hosted by Robert Stewart)

> 7 pm to 8:30 pm: Meditation class, This month's meditation session hosted by Jamie Bastedo will be held at the Yellowknife Public Library Writer's Room. We will follow the usual format: • Discussion on passage meditation practice; • Inspirational video or reading featuring Eknath Easwaran, founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation; • Half hour of meditation.  Newcomers are welcome but are strongly encouraged to explore the Blue Mountain Center's website at in advance of this session to get a better understanding of the theory and practice of passage meditation.  "This is the central principle of meditation: we become what we meditate on." - EKNATH EASWARAN (1910–1999)


> Tuesday February 1

> noon to 1:30 pm: Video – The Joy of Stress, followed by discussion (hosted by Robert Stewart on the 2nd floor ;  brown bag lunch)

> 7 pm to 9 pm: YK Centre for Teaching Peace Implementation Team meeting (all welcome) (hosted by Robert Stewart)


> Wednesday February 2

> noon to 1:30 pm: NWT Community Centres for Teaching Peace – discussion of a vision of a Peace Café and Centre in every Northern community (hosted by Robert Stewart;  brown bag lunch)

> 7 pm to 9 pm: School Peace Culture – presentation and discussion on how to advance peace we desire to see in our schools (of particular interest to teachers, school administrators, board members, curriculum developers, parents, and students)  (hosted by Anne-Marie Collette, ref. )


> Thursday February 3

> noon to 1:30 pm: Aboriginal Centres for Teaching Peace – discussion of Indigenous ways for building a Culture of Peace, and creating a special Aboriginal Centre in YK (hosted by Robert Stewart and Dean Green of Northern ICE, ref. and ;  brown bag lunch)

> 7 pm to 9 pm:  Life Skills Coaching – discussion of a vision of Life Skills Coaches in every community and every family; what is Life Skills Coaching and how it helps (hosted by Anne-Marie Collette)


> Friday February 4

> noon to 1:30 pm: Conflict Transformation – discussion on tools for transforming conflicts at work and home (hosted by Robert Stewart;  brown bag lunch)


> Saturday February 5

> noon to 1:30 pm: Music that makes a Difference – discussion of the role of music to uplift us, and a possible Peace Music Festival as a fundraiser for NWT Community Centres for Teaching Peace (hosted by Robert Stewart)


> Sunday February 6

> noon to 1:30 pm: Video that makes a Difference – using video to teach around the North (hosted by Robert Stewart and Jay Bulckaert of Collective9, ref. )


> Tuesday February 8

> 7 pm:  Community Garden workshop "Seeds of Success: How to select seeds & seed swap" (facilitated by Lone Sorensen at the Peace Café).  Description of workshop: Learn to plan out your garden; What not to grow; Seeds of success; Where to buy seeds; Helpful hints; How to test and nurture soil; Seed swap and socializing after the presentation.  We'll accept donations to cover costs for rental and photocopying of handouts.



> Thank you in advance for your consideration and thoughts.  (Please forward to anyone who you think may be interested in participating.)  If you would like to meet with me and Anne-Marie Collette any time during the week, please let me know at


> Regards,

> Robert Stewart

> Yellowknife Centre for Teaching Peace and Peace Café (to see background information, please refer to )




Workshops & Courses Given by George Lessard "The MediaMentor"

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Make the @Northwestel Internet Scream


Thanks to you, the Stop The Meter campaign has:

  • Nearly 40,000 petition signatures (an unprecedented number)
  • Political support from City of Vancouver, which passed a motion against usage-based billing, and more recently, from the NDP, who publicly announced they are against Internet metering last week.

This has all been possible because of the tens of thousands of you who signed and shared the Stop The Meter petition. Our numbers are our strength.

But there's a new urgency to our campaign: The CRTC is set to make a critical decision about Internet metering in a matter of days! Telecom companies like Shaw, Rogers, and Bell have already started imposing punitive overage fees, and you can can bet that their armies of lobbyists are out in full force in Ottawa.

As the CRTC goes through its final deliberations, let's make the Internet scream. If we all ask our family and friends to join us, the noise we create will turn the heads of politicians and policy makers.

We've come this far, lets make the Internet scream -- before it's too late. 

Please share the petition now through:




Now's the time.

- The Team

NatGeo photographer Paul Nicklen to talk about Arctic, polar bears

NatGeo photographer Paul Nicklen to talk about Arctic, polar bears


In a telephone interview Friday, he said he was already in Florida swimming with and photographing manatees at Crystal Springs. "Some of the other divers here are complaining about how cold it is, they should try diving in the Arctic," he joked.

He says this National Geographic Live! series is a first for Florida. "Most people will never see a polar bear in the wild so here's a chance to look at these magnificent animals," he says.

Some of Nicklen's other encounters include an amazing face-off with a female leopard seal, a powerful animal that could have easily killed him. But instead, she started offering him food, bringing him penguins that she had killed, This encounter and others can be seen on YouTube.

Nicklen, who is one of about 50 freelance photographers that work for National Geographic, says he is "not a tree-hugging environmentalist" but he does believe that the planet is warming up and the wildlife in Arctic is in danger.

"I want people to go away with a sense of appreciation for the wildlife that may disappear some day if the ice continues to melt," he says.

Nicklen, who lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, with his wife, has tracked Stellar sea lions in the Aleutian Islands and dived with minke whales off Australia's coral reefs.

NWT Arts Council Arts Funding Deadline: February 28, 2011

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Boris Atamanenko <>
Date: 24 January 2011 12:37
Subject: NWT Arts Council Arts Funding Deadline: February 28, 2011

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment, in partnership with
the NWT Arts Council would like to inform Northerners that the next
closing date for applications for NWT Arts Council Arts Funding is
February 28, 2011.

Money is available for individual artists or registered territorial
organizations who are producing a specific artistic work, project or
event in a recognized discipline.

Copies of the revised 2011 NWT Arts Council guidelines and application
form are attached below.


For more information, please contact:

Boris Atamanenko
Manager Community Programs
Culture & Heritage Division
GNWT Education, Culture & Employment

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre P.O. Box 1320  Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9

Ph: 867.920.6370  Fax: 867.873.0205

Please visit  AND

NWTAC NWTAC Application Guide 2011                                                            

NWTAC Application Form 2011                                                            

Sunday, 23 January 2011

How global warming is changing the weather in Nunavut


Coral Harbour, Nunavut: On a typical mid-January day, the town drops to a low of –34°C (–29.2°F) and reaches a high of just -26°C (–14.8°F). Compare that to what Coral Harbour actually experienced in the first twelve days of January 2011, as reported by Environment Canada 

    * After New Year's Day, the town went 11 days without getting down to its average daily high.
    * On the 6th of the month, the low temperature was –3.7°C (25.3°F). That's a remarkable 30°C (54°F) above average.
    * On both the 5th and 6th, Coral Harbor inched above the freezing mark. Before this year, temperatures above 0°C (32°F) had never been recorded in the entire three months of January, February, and March.


Why so freakishly mild?  One factor that both feeds and is fed by the warmth is the highly unusual amount of open water across seas that are normally frozen by late November. On the winter solstice (December 21), Hudson Bay was little more than half frozen (see map at right).

Similarly, a large swath of the Baffin/Newfoundland Sea fell weeks behind schedule in freezing up. As evident in the charts at bottom, these bodies of water remain in catch-up mode. Around the south part of Baffin Island, "the boats were still in the water during the first week of January," says David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada. "The Meteorological Service of Canada was still writing marine forecasts as of 7 January, well beyond anything we have ever done."


... the implications for people in the far north have been widespread. Nunavut's capital, Iqaluit, had to cancel its year-end snowmobile run on Frobisher Bay for the first time. "Last New Year's Eve, the big story was ice breaking up," says Phillips. "This year there was no ice to break up." Worst of all, he adds, "it's impossible for many people in parts of the eastern Arctic to safely get on the ice to hunt much-needed food for their families—for the second winter in a row. Never before have we seen weather impact a way of life in so many small and big ways."


Now imagine how warm it is going to be in the Arctic when during these kinds of heat waves are compounded by several decades of global warming:

Graphic of chnage in temperature

How could the Greenland ice sheet possibly survive?

Saturday, 22 January 2011

RMR: Rick Mercer in Yellowknife (video)

Good times in Yellowknife. Hopefully. (originally aired: January 24, 2005)
Rick visits the SnowKing
The Fireworks to Kick off the SNOWKING XV (2010) Winter Festival in Yellowknife, NWT Canada. Captured on Video by Shane Keller, February 28, 2010 - 8:30 pm.

Watch the trailer for “Triumph of the Chill”


Trailer for the upcoming feature length documentary "Stay Cool" by COLLECTIVE9. Hailing from the frozen land of Canada's Northwest Territories, the SnowKing builds a massive castle every year that the whole town of Yellowknife

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Russia pledges support organizing a joint festival of Russia's Arctic & Far East with North American indigenous peoples

RT @northern_clips: Medvedev pledges support organizing a joint festival of Russia's Arctic & Far East with North American indigenous peoples

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev vowed on Thursday to assist in organizing a joint festival of Russian and North American indigenous peoples.

A member of the Russian Public Chamber responsible for the development of the remote areas in the Russia's North and Far East told Medvedev that Russia's minority indigenous peoples had close ties with their counterparts in the United States and Canada.

"We have started talks, we are ready to carry out joint projects and organize joint festivals together with American and Canadian Indians," Pavel Sulyandziga said at a meeting of chamber members with Medvedev.

Sulyandziga added that Native American groups said they would ask President Barack Obama for help, while Russian ones would send their proposals to Medvedev.

"Do it." Medvedev said. "Then Obama and I will call each other and settle this issue."

GORKI (Moscow Region), January 20 (RIA Novosti)

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Munk-Gordon Annual #Arctic Security Program Conference #CdnPoli

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

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The new Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation have partnered for four-year multidimensional international program to improve public policy in the Circumpolar Arctic. The program will begin with an unprecedented survey of International, Northern and Southern Canadian public opinion on issues related to the Arctic by Ekos Research Associates Inc.

For the Northern component of the survey, a representative sample in each territory will be surveyed, so that it will be possible to compare attitudes of those in each of the three territories—Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon—against each other, as well as to public opinion in the south of the country. Canadian attitudes will then be compared to those of our Arctic neighbours: the United States, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

We would like to invite you to the launch of this new survey on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. The day will be filled with engaging speakers discussing the future of this important region. It will also be a chance for a discussion of the policy challenges facing the Arctic in terms of security (broadly defined), the Arctic Council, and Emergency Management.

What:     Munk-Gordon Annual Arctic Security Program Conference

When:    Tuesday, January 25, 2011
                 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:   Vivian & David Campbell Conference Facility
                 Munk School of Global Affairs
                 University of Toronto
                1 Devonshire Place
                 Toronto, ON
                 M5S 3K7

Click here to view conference agenda

This event is free, but participants must register in advance. Registration will close Monday, January 24, at 10:00am.

Register your attendance online or contact

Additional Information
For additional information please contact:
Sara French
Program Coordinator, Arctic Security
Tel: +1.416.601.4776 ext.257

We look forward to seeing you on January 25.


The Gordon Foundation Team.
Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation
11 Church Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario
M5E 1W1

Live internet feeds for the Arctic Tipping Points Conference 23 - 28 January 2011, Tromsø, Norway

2011 Conference

Live internet feeds

Monday 24 January 2011

09:00- 11:00  CET Session I: State of the Arctic

11:30- 13:00  CET Session I: State of the Arctic 

14:00 - 14:50 CET Session II: Fisheries and management of marine resources

15:30 - 17:00 CET Session II: Fisheries and management of marine resources

Tuesday 25 January 2011

09:00 - 10:30 CET Session III: Business, research and natural resources

11:00 - 12:30 CET Session III: Business, research and natural resources

13:30 - 14:30 CET Session III: Business, research and natural resources

15:30 - 17:00 CET Plenary discussions

Book of abstracts available for download
The book of abstracts for the science section of Arctic Frontiers 2011 is now available for download. Book of Abstracts 2011 (2.53 MB)Read More
Confirmed participants
Pia Svensgaard is Chair of the Troms County Government, and Evgeny Viktorovich Nikora, is Speaker of the Murmansk Regional Duma, Russia
Vladimir Torlopov is Senator for Republic of Komi in the Russian Federation Council, Russia.
Arctic Commmentary
BY PAUL RENAUD. "environmental management may also be poised to for an abrupt shift from traditional approaches"
BY JONAS GAHR STØRE. "Sharing and further developing this knowledge will be vital if we are to ensure sustainable management of the natural resources in the Arctic."
BY REAR ADMIRAL DAVE TITLEY. "The U.S. Navy is addressing a tipping point even more difficult to predict: human activity"

Internet Presence Training Workshop in Yellowknife

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Internet Presence Training

Workshop in Yellowknife

George Lessard will give a comprehensive 8-hour workshop on how to get a presence on the internet for little or no money aimed at artists, activists or small businesses.
Participants are encouraged (but not required) to bring their laptops so they can to connect to the internet and leave with accounts set up and practical experience.

An outline of the workshop is available here..

This workshop is also appropriate for anyone who wants to know more about how social media works to promote events or activities. Great for politically active people with a cause they want to help out.

FEE: $40
to pay via PAY PAL or credit card

includes GST

WHERE: Northern United Place Rm 205

Saturday Feb 12 & Saturday Feb 19 2011

from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The presentation of this workshop is assisted by the
NWT Arts Council
Internet Presence Training Workshop

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Reviewing a 1980 Supreme Court ruling on the Inuit Tapirisat’s challenge of a cabinet decision test of cabinet power

"...The last time cabinet power on telecom was examined by the courts, the decision effectively shaped the legal view of cabinet authority for a generation. In 1980, a Supreme Court ruling on the Inuit Tapirisat's challenge of a cabinet decision on Bell Canada's rate structure effectively gave cabinet more blanket authority.

Hudson Janisch, a University of Victoria expert in regulatory law who helped revise the Telecommunications Act in 1993, said this court case is "a long overdue challenge" to the Inuit Tapirisat ruling and the expansive interpretation the government's lawyers have adopted...."

Jose Kusugak, Nunavut’s cheerful muse, dies at 60

Jose Kusugak, Nunavut's cheerful muse, dies at 60
"We owe it to our soul and spirit to laugh"

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Alan Thomas Fellowship to Promote Civil Society and Voluntary Action

The Carold Institute Alan Thomas Fellowship to Promote Civil Society and Voluntary Action has been established to promote greater public understanding of the significance of voluntary action and to strengthen leadership for civil society and democratic/voluntary action.

The fellowship is intended to provide a sabbatical to a leader in the NGO/non-profit sector, who would not normally have access to a sabbatical leave. It is hoped that the award will free the recipient, at a transitional moment in his or her professional development, to make a significant contribution to the NGO/not-for-profit sector through research and possible publication or dissemination in the medium of the applicant's choice (e.g. film, exhibit, performance piece).


Applications are invited in 2011 for projects that fit within the broad scope of promoting civil society and voluntary action. The application deadline is Monday, March 21, 2011.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Yukon Musher Michelle Phillips Raising Awareness of Niemann-Pick Disease at the 2011 Yukon Quest & the Iditarod

Musher Raising Awareness of Niemann-Pick Disease
Yukon Quest Feb. 5 and Iditarod March 5, 2011

Michelle Phillips

Yukon Musher Michelle Phillips

Sled dog musher Michelle Phillips will be racing and raising awareness of Niemann-Pick Disease (more info at as she competes in The Yukon Quest (beginning February 5th) and the Iditarod (beginning March 5th).   Michelle will be racing in honor of little Lily Beaupre (the granddaughter of Michelle's friend, Kathy Beaupre), and distributing brochures and PERSEVERE wristbands to raise awareness about NPD.  Lily Beaupre, the daughter of Kathy's son, Yvan, is affected by Niemann-Pick Disease Type A.

Michelle has been running dogs for 12 years and has completed five Yukon Quests, finishing 8th twice, 6th in 2007, 4th in 2008 and 5th in 2009. In March 2010 she completed her first Iditarod finishing 27th out of a very strong field. 

When they are not racing, Michelle and her family operate Pristine Wilderness Tours in the Yukon Territories.  Visit their Web site at to read more about Michelle and her dogs and for more information about the preparation for these incredible races.

Thank you very "MUSH," Michelle, for your support of those affected by NPD!


Sunday, 16 January 2011

#YZF #NWT Re: Re: We are looking for content

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dr.Johny Fever <>
Date: 16 January 2011 13:02
Subject: Re: Re: We are looking for content
To: George Lessard <>

You got me I'm a paranoid ,multi personality , delusional . Time to get back to my room computer time is over . They only allow us so much time on here . I hate those nurses.....

Bye George

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 12:53 PM, George Lessard <> wrote:
And who are the "we" you speak of?

On 16 January 2011 12:34, Dr.Johny Fever <> wrote:
Yes the blog is totally unprofessional we admit that. Its radio we are good at not computers.We are not professionals we are a PIRATE radio station ,and make no money ,there for , no money. We are looking to have fun and be vocal for a community using another time honored mode of communication with world potental .Cutting edge journalism is not our thing and we don't even do news , we are music and social commentary.  We air what we want, when we want . But draw the line on right wing crap  and extreme obscenity . We run high power AM shortwave ,and believe the airwaves should  not be  for sale . When in fact they are, as you are well aware. I do not have millions,or lobbyists ,so am a pirate risking criminal charges, and hence trust NO one .Even with your extremely good and honest track record , its the north, and having been here as long you have, know that gossip is more valuable than gas and diamonds to bored SIDS affected brains. 

   You are proud of your work that we understand ,but you put YOUR  work out there everyday on a public medium to be viewed by a faceless world . How would handing over audio be any different than posting a picture on line . If you stand by your work how can that be bad ? 

  Our first e-mail was simply a way of perhaps gaining interest and perhaps starting a dialogue . We were not expecting to be treated as someone laying a trap.  There was no  mention of money or contracts in the e-mail. I do indeed apologize .

Have a great day ,and keep up the good work.

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 11:06 AM, George Lessard <> wrote:
Hey.. I just don't know who you are... and I don't deal with ghosts.. I understand, respect and acknowledge the occasional need for the use of pseudonyms.. but will not deal for content or work with those who do not trust me enough to tell me who they really are... it is as simple as that.. it's a mater of trust, honesty and ethics...  not revealing who you are (and then asking me to contribute and support what you are doing) leads me to distrust your aims and objectives for (and is very un-professional)...  if you persist in this attitude I suspect you will get nowhere with ... in fact.. I already saw your blog and actually Tweeted about it some time ago via ...


On 16 January 2011 09:47, Dr.Johny Fever <> wrote:
Too bad ! Sorry for wasting your time . We were under the impression from the people we talked to that you were involved in community minded media and were a community minded person who spent time around the world building tv stations and radio stations for underdeveloped countries and villages.,and a person of infinite talent. We seem to have contacted a different George Lessard who has been corrupted by northern greed.

  Thanks for your time.

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 9:06 AM, George Lessard <> wrote:
I don't respond for requests for content from people hiding behind pseudonyms unless they are upfront about who they really are and why they use a pseudonyms because one cannot contract with a pseudonyms.


On 15 January 2011 19:32, Dr.Johny Fever <> wrote:
Your name came up and would like to offer the opportunity to air your material . We are looking for content about and from the north directed to the world.

We are just getting started ,but with help from the community and the north in general we can have a unfiltered voice.

Friday, 14 January 2011

CFP: Arctic Change and Implications for Terrestrial Ecosystem Services, Arctic Science Summit Week 2011

From: Kim Jochum []

Session Announcement and Call for Papers:

Arctic Change and Implications for Terrestrial Ecosystem Services

Arctic Science Summit Week 2011

27 March - 1 April 2011

Seoul, Korea


We want to make you aware of the last call for abstracts to the session "Arctic Change and Implications for Terrestrial Ecosystem Services". The session will be convened at the 12th Arctic Science Summit Week, 27 March - 1 April 2011 in Seoul, Korea; entitled "The Arctic: New frontier for global sciences" (


This session welcomes contributions on all aspects of Arctic terrestrial population, community, ecosystem processes and biodiversity. We especially welcome interdisciplinary papers that provide new information about approaches for valuing ecosystem services by describing and assessing links between the structures and functions of natural systems and the benefits (i.e., goods and services) derived by humanity. What Arctic terrestrial ecosystem services can be defined, how can they be measured, and is the knowledge of these services sufficient to support an assessment of their value to society? What kinds of research or syntheses would most rapidly advance our ability to recognize, measure, and value ecosystem services of Arctic terrestrial environments? What are the anticipated effects of climate change and population growth on ecosystem services and societies in the Arctic?


Abstract submission deadline: Saturday, 15th of January 2011.


To submit an abstract, please go to:

For further information, please contact the session conveners: David Hik (, Masaki Uchida ( and Kim Jochum (

Northern Research Network

Submit inquiries and announcements to: