Workshops & Meetings

Towards Sustainable Infrastructure: Environmental, Technological, and Societal Impacts of Development in the Arctic

ASSW 2023 in Vienna & Online | 20 February, 14:00-18:00 CEST (Lunch & Poster Session 12:30)

The 2023 RATIC workshop in Vienna featured presentations from natural and social scientists, architects and engineers focused on recent progress in projects around the Arctic that are addressing the impacts of infrastructure and climate on lands and people in the Far North. We also looked to the future with strategies to advance sustainable Arctic infrastructure as a key research theme in the upcoming ICARP IV process and discussions on the future of RATIC as an international multidisciplinary research network. The open community meeting held during ASSW 2023 was attended by over 60 people participating on site or online. A networking lunch and poster session preceded the meeting. This cross-cutting activity was supported by IASC’s Terrestrial, Cryosphere, and Social & Human Working Groups.

The meeting was organized by members of the Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC) Initiative as a cross-cutting activity funded by the International Arctic Science Committee Terrestrial, Cryosphere, and Social and Human Working Groups. Conveners: Olga Povoroznyuk (University of Vienna, Austria) and Howard Epstein (University of Virginia, USA)