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You are invited – Annual Meeting of ScAN (22 March) and ASSW activities

ScAN Annual Meeting

 Our annual meeting is taking place during the ASSW – although you can join it even if you are not participating in the conference as it is open to all ScAN members. Please join us on 22nd March at the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute or online at 1.30-4pm. Formal agenda to follow.

At the meeting we will review the progress we made this year with the annual report and discussion, we will also vote on the organising committee for the next year, and agree on our main priorities and action points.  If you would like to be part of the Organising Committee next year – please send a 1-pager with a short bio and a personal statement to by 16 March 2024.

Register for the meeting (in-person or online) here.


Arctic Science Summit Week – registration deadline soon

With ASSW coming up next month, we are writing to remind you that in-person registrations close on 7 March and online registrations close on 18 March – please make sure to register by the deadline to avoid any disappointment. Please note that you will not be able to register via the registration website after the deadline*.

In addition to the full meetings schedule, you can access our cultural and social programme at the ASSW website: We are thrilled to have an exciting programme with 9 full days of events and networking, >85 conference sessions, 21 exhibitors showcasing their work during the week, 5 social events, and 12 artists taking part in the cultural programme & plenary. We also hope that you will have an opportunity to explore rich cultural heritage and beautiful landscapes of Scotland during your stay, have a look at some recommendations for things to do in Edinburgh – from park rune to castle tours, to whisky tasting, Edinburgh has something in store for everyone!  

All registered participants will receive more detailed information about programme & online platform to access online meetings closer to the event.

We look forward to welcoming you to ASSW204 – stay tuned and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at Please feel free to share this email to any relevant networks and mailing groups. 

*Limited number of last-moment tickets will be available to purchase at the venue at a higher ‘onsite’ rate, but we cannot guarantee catering for onsite registrations and strongly advise all delegates to purchase event tickets in advance.


ScAN activities at ASSW

We hope many members of ScAN are registered to attend ASSW. If you are coming to the conference, we would like to invite you to participate in our activities on 21 and 26 March.

In particular, we are looking for ScAN members to present their research at the ScAN research spotlight session on 21 March 10:30-12:30. In this session we will share the research on the Arctic across all disciplines. Interdisciplinary projects/papers are particularly welcome. Please send your title and abstracts to with “ScAN research spotlight” in the title by 6 March 2024.

There will be a UArctic/SCAN visit to the University of Edinburgh Special Collections on 21st March 4-6pm including a short talk about the collection. Spaces are limited so please email with “Special Collections visit” by 15 March 2024.

We will also have a stand for the Science Day on 26th March and are looking for volunteers to run the stall – all materials will be provided to you. Please use this link to choose your 90-minute slot. We hope you can help us spread the word about ScAN and get some networking done at the same time.

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