The symposium was organized in the framework of a partnership between the French Arctic Initiative and la Chaire de l'Evolution du Climat et de l'Océan du Collège de France.

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June 3, 2013

This first day, held at Collège de France, was dedicated to scientific conferences, of 40 minutes in length, for the general public. The major issues related to climate change in the Arctic over a wide rage of disciplines was addressed. The speakers, invited by the French Arctic Initiative's Scientific Committee, are well recognized as global experts in their given fields. Because of the international stature of these researchers, some of the presentations were given in English. Translation was provided.           

A round table was planned following the series of conferences.

June 4 and 5, 2013

These two days of conferences at Collège de France were devoted to scientific conferences covering the six sub-themes encompassing Arctic issues, with subjects ranging from humanities to pure sciences. Each session was opened by an invited speaker, while other experts and researchers in each the fields listed below have been approached to give short oral presentations and/or participate in poster sessions. The special days were concluded with round table discussions.

June 6, 2013

Workshops on future prospects
This day at l'Institut Océanographique was dedicated to the synthesis of the major scientific issues touching the Arctic by the symposium leaders.  Symposium participants participated in workshops on future prospects for the Arctic. Established teams were responsible for leading these workshops and the online forum. This activity will lead to the drafting of a final document on future prospectives.

Evening of conferences for the general public

An evening event, to which the general public was invited, was held in the conference rooms of the Institut Océanographique, beginning at 7:30 pm.

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