News & Activities

March, 2016

Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Offers Opportunity to Serve on Executive Committee

The Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) is an official network of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) that aims at investigating past, present and future changes in the Arctic marine ecosystem and their linkages to atmospheric, terrestrial and human components of the Arctic ( ART was founded and remains steered by Early Career Scientists, with the support of an advisory board composed of leading Arctic scientists and previous ART Executive Committee members from different disciplines.

The ART network seeks new Executive Committee members in order to strengthen its interdisciplinarity, to develop the scientific vision of ART, and to implement new network activities. New ART EC members are expected to be in the beginning of their scientific career including late PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who are motivated by the scientific framework of ART and seek stimulating experience in network management and scientific leadership.

To apply, please complete the application form available here
We are looking forward to your application!

Deadline: 1st April 2016.

January, 2016

ART special issue at Polar Research now available

The Polar Research Thematic Cluster: The Arctic in Rapid Transition – Marine Ecosystems is now available here. As a result of the
workshop "Overcoming Challenges of Observation to Model Integration in Marine Ecosystem Response to Sea Ice Transitions" jointly organized by ART and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists which took place at the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot in 2012, various linkages and feedbacks between atmosphere–ice–ocean forcing and biogeochemical processes critical for ecosystem function, land–ocean interactions and the productive capacity of the Arctic Ocean have been identified in seven manuscripts mutually written by the ART community: „The papers examine the climate change impacts on various ecosystem elements, providing important insights on the marine ecological and biogeochemical processes on various timescales.“ (from Kedra et al., 2015, Foreword to the thematic cluster: the Arctic in Rapid Transition - marine ecosystems)

November, 2015

Abstracts submission open for Arctic Ocean and Cryosphere in Rapid Transition session

ART will host the session Arctic Ocean and Cryosphere in Rapid Transition (CR1.7/OS1.26) at the upcoming European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU 2016) conference (Vienna, Austria, 17–22 April 2016). Abstracts submission is now open until 13 January 2016. If you would like to apply for early career support, please submit no later than 1 December 2015! More information is available here.

April 2015

ART session at ICARP III

On April 30th, the Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) initiative will have a session at the ISAR-4 and ICARP III Symposium (see program of the meetings here). Themes of the ART session C02 will involve pan-Arctic research of the complex Arctic ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles that can have strong regional variability. Goal of the session is to integrate studies from various Arctic research fields in order to better understand the changing Arctic system beyond its regional variability and across multiple time-scales. It will also include outcomes of previously held ART science workshops in 2012 and 2014, as well as of the PYRN session during EUCOP-4 conference. The session program can be downloaded here.

Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) priority sheets of future Arctic marine and coastal research now available for download

The Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) network developed seven priority sheets of future Arctic marine and coastal research from an international early and mid career scientists’ perspective. They are now ready for download here. The priority sheets are one of the ART network’s contributions to the ICARP III conference in Toyama, Japan in April 2015, fostering an improved understanding of the presently changing Arctic system as a whole in future Arctic research. The sheets are also distributed as printouts during the upcoming ASSW ( and ICARP III ( meetings in Toyama, Japan; in particular during the ART session (session C2 on April 30), the APECS workshop (April 26), the poster session (April 29-30) as well as in the exhibition area.