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The CMOS Arctic SIG is seeking abstracts for Arctic and Northern Research papers for the virtual CMOS 2021 Congress in Ottawa ON May 31 – June 10, 2021 (see

Please consider submitting an abstract for a paper for this Congress and select the Theme “Arctic Change”. This CMOS Congress will have several hundred participants and a full scientific program including about 400 scientific papers as oral sessions, poster papers and plenary speakers. The Congress will include up to 100 papers on Arctic and Northern Research.

Within the Arctic Change Theme, there are five Sessions (as listed below). The deadline for submitting abstracts is Feb. 22, 2021 (which cannot be extended).  To submit an abstract follow this link:


310 Changing Arctic: Science and Policy Studies

Convenors: David Fissel (ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.), Helen Joseph (HCJ Consulting)

This interdisciplinary session will present emerging scientific results on the rapidly changing physical environment of the Canadian Arctic, over the past few decades and their implications to developing environmental policies…


320 The Changing Arctic Ocean

Convenors: Stephanie Waterman (University of British Columbia), Mary-Louise Timmermans (Yale University)

…This session invites submissions that investigate physical Arctic Ocean processes. We encourage studies that encompass observational, theoretical and numerical approaches to better understand the Arctic Ocean in a changing climate…


330 Environmental monitoring and observation at high latitudes and high

altitudes: challenges, solutions and opportunities

Convenors: Michael Allchin (University of Calgary), Ravi Sankar (University of Calgary)

Amplification of atmospheric warming at high latitudes and high altitudes is already impacting natural and human systems, shifting baseline climatologies, and altering the frequency and magnitude of extreme meteorological events…


340 The Changing Arctic Atmosphere

Convenors: Patrick L. Hayes (University of Montreal), Rachel Chang (Dalhousie University), James King (University of Montreal), William Ward (University of New Brunswick)

The Arctic atmosphere is changing rapidly. These changes are observed over various timescales in atmospheric composition, sea-ice extent, interactions with lower latitudes, and atmospheric inputs from land, snow, ice and oceans…


350 General Session - Arctic

Convenor: TBA