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ACCESS is an European Project supported within the Ocean of Tomorrow call of the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme. Its main objective is to assess climatic change impacts on marine transportation (including tourism), fisheries, marine mammals and the extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean. ACCESS is also focusing on Arctic governance and strategic policy options.

Arctic climate change will have significant impacts on both marine ecosystems and human activities in the Arctic, which in turn will have important socio-economic implications for Europe. ACCESS will evaluate Arctic climate change scenarios and their impact on specific economic sectors and human activities over the next decades. Particular attention will be given to environmental sensitivities and sustainability in the Arctic domain. ACCESS will also engage in close cooperation with indigenous people and other key stakeholders by means of a Stakeholders/End-users Forum and an Advisory Board.


Go to Arctic Science Summit Week 2015 23.04.2015 - 30.04.2015

Arctic Science Summit Week 2015

  The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2015 will be held at the Toyama International Conference Center in Toyama, Japan.

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is the annual gathering of the international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. The purpose ...

Go to ACCESS General Assembly 2015 24.02.2015 - 26.10.2014

ACCESS General Assembly 2015

The final ACCESS General Assembly will be held from February 24th to 26th, 2015 at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in Vilanova i La Geltrù.


An icebreaker will take place in the evening of February 23th and a dinner will be organised on February 25th.


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Go to 2015 Arctic Frontiers - Climate and Energy 18.01.2015 - 25.10.2014

2015 Arctic Frontiers - Climate and Energy

 The 9th Arctic Frontiers conference will be held in Tromsø, Norway, with the title: Climate and Energy, from Sunday 18 January to Friday 23 January 2015.The earth is in the midst of major climate changes. The Arctic is experiencing the impact of these changes more and faster than other parts of the ...

Go to Second Arctic Circle Assembly 31.10.2014 - 02.11.2014

Second Arctic Circle Assembly

On behalf of President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland, Parliament of Greenland Member Kuupik Kleist, Alaska Dispatch Publisher Alice Rogoff and distinguished  partners, we invite you to attend the second annual Arctic Circle assembly, which will be held October 31- November2, 2014, in Reykjavík, Icelan ...

Go to Arctic Futures Symposium 2014 14.10.2014 - 15.10.2014

Arctic Futures Symposium 2014

The 2014 Arctic Futures Symposium is looking forward to welcoming Arctic stakeholders to Brussels on October 14th and 15th. The focus for this year's symposium will be the Arctic, its people, and its economy.

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Established in 2010 to raise public awareness of important ...

Go to Summer School: Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society 22.09.2014 - 26.09.2014

Summer School: Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society

The Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society (ACCESS) and Arctic Resilience Report (ARR) Summer course

September 22-26, 2014. Stockholm, Sweden.

We cordially invite applications for the ACCESS and ARR summer course organized jointly by the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (ACCESS partner) ...

22.09.2014 - 25.09.2014

Arctic Sea Ice Reduction: the evidence, models, and global impacts

- September 22-23, 2014 at The Royal Society, in London:

This meeting explores the recent, rapid Arctic sea ice reduction. We will discuss the evidence for change, the inability of our climate models to predict these changes, the processes responsible for sea ice reduction and improved representation ...

Go to Arctic Indigenous Peoples and results of the ACCESS-EU project 09.07.2014 - 10.07.2014

Arctic Indigenous Peoples and results of the ACCESS-EU project

 In the framework of WP5 activities of ACCESS, a 2-day workshop on “Arctic Indigenous Peoples and the results of the EU ACCESS project on long term climate change effect on the Arctic” will be organized in Paris on July 9 to 10, 2014.


The aims and objectives of the workshop are:

 (1) To ensure as far ...

05.04.2014 - 11.04.2014

Arctic Science Summit Week and Arctic Observing Summit

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) meetings will be arranged during April 5-8 and April 9-11 in Helsinki. The conferences will be arranged in the facilities of the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Meteorological Institute located ...

01.04.2014 - 02.04.2014

Sea Ice Prediction Workshop 2014

  The Sea Ice Prediction Workshop will be held at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on 1-2 April 2014 in Boulder, Colorado.

The workshop goal is to plan for the 2014 SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) and to advance the science of sea ice prediction by coordinating experiments, defining ...

Go to ACCESS General Assembly 2014 03.03.2014 - 07.03.2014

ACCESS General Assembly 2014

 The 3rd ACCESS General Assembly will be held from March 3 to 7, 2014 in Cambridge (Monday afternoon to Friday noon) in Cambridge. Jeremy Wilkinson has kindly proposed to host it at British Antarctic Survey*.

» Click here to download the agenda and the presentations

The registration is  open for partners ...

28.02.2014 - 28.02.2014

Workshop on Safe Ship Operations in the Arctic Ocean

The Secretary-General is pleased to invite representation at the "Workshop on Safe Ship Operations in the Arctic Ocean", organized in collaboration with two projects: the Arctic Options: Holistic Integration for Arctic Coastal-Marine Sustainability Project, funded by the National Science Foundation ...

Go to Fifth Polar Shipping Summit 2014 26.02.2014 - 27.02.2014

Fifth Polar Shipping Summit 2014

The  5th Polar Shipping Summit will convene 26-27 February 2014 in London, UK.

The goal of the Polar Shipping Summit is to create awareness of international commercial shipping to the North American region and promote understanding of international polar shipping activities. The summit will address ...

Go to Arctic Ocean and Coastal Communities - Changes, challenges and livehoods 20.02.2014 - 21.02.2014

Arctic Ocean and Coastal Communities - Changes, challenges and livehoods

EU ACCESS project – Arctic Climate Change Economy and Society

Arctic Centre (University of Lapland), Rovaniemi, Finland

Stakeholders' workshop on February 20-21, 2014, Thule Room.

Fishing is the livelihood of many Arctic coastal communities in Northern Norway and Northern Russia. The workshop aims to bring ...

21.01.2014 - 21.01.2014

ISAC-ACCESS Responding to Change workshop

 The International Study for Arctic Change (ISAC) and ACCESS are co-organizing the second Responding to Change (RtC2) workshop in Tromso during the Arctic Frontiers conference in order to benefit from a large stakeholders community interested in Arctic issues that will be present in Tromso during the ...

Go to Arctic Frontiers 2014 19.01.2014 - 24.01.2014

Arctic Frontiers 2014

Arctic Frontiers (http://www.arcticfrontiers.com/Nouvelle fenêtre) holds its 8th annual conference in Tromso, Norway, from 19-24 January 2014, with the title: Humans in the Arctic. The Arctic Frontiers conference is a central arena for discussions of Arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives ...

10.12.2013 - 12.12.2013

AACA-C (AMAP) Barents Regional Workshop

Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic run by the AMAP Arctic Council working group is organizing a two days workshop in Tromso on the Barents Region on December 10-12, 2013. The European External Affairs Services (EEAS) mandated ACCESS to participate to this meeting in order to evaluate ...

05.12.2013 - 06.12.2013

Arctic Options workshop

 Arctic Options: Holistic Integration for Arctic Coastal-Marine Sustainability Project National Science Foundation (NSF) USA and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) France have selected three hot spots (High Seas, West Greenland and Chukchi-Beaufort Seas). The workshop on December 5-6, ...