The 2016 Arctic Workshop was held on April 01-03, 2016 in Boulder, Colorado.
The 2016 event continues to welcome a community that includes all career stages – from student to distinguished world-class expert. See the 2016 Arctic Workshop website.

The 45th Arctic Workshop was held on May 10-13, 2015 in Bergen, Norway.
An optional field trip to the fjords was held on May 13, 2015. See the 2015 Arctic Workshop website.

The 44th Annual International Arctic Workshop was held 15-16 March 2014 on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Please join our annual gathering of friendly arctic researchers.


Registration & Abstracts due
03 March 2014


“ARCTIC'S NEW NORMAL - shifting environmental baselines over decades to millennia and comparisons with the Antarctic

Please consider contributing to the optional Workshop theme by tying your presentation to changing environmental conditions in the Arctic.

Also encouraged are documenting changes in and around Antarctica and comparing responses between the two polar regions.



Friday Evening

Saturday All Day
Talks and posters

Sunday All Day
Talks and posters

Workshop will end by 4 pm Sun
(exact time will be posted after abstract deadline).

Open Topics

The Arctic Workshop is open to all interested in high-latitude environments, including the past, present, and future

Previous Workshops have included presentations on Arctic and Antarctic climate, atmospheric chemistry, environmental geochemistry, paleoenvironment, archeology, geomorphology, hydrology, glaciology, soils, ecology, oceanography, Quaternary history and more. For an example of past presentations, visit the 2013 Arctic Workshop website

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Latest Research

The abstract deadline is 01 March. You can share your latest ideas and get valuable feedback

Unlike most meetings, you can present your very latest research. The abstract deadline is only two weeks before the Workshop! So you'll hear about entirely new studies as well as updates since AGU, GSA, and other meetings.

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Student Support

Obtain financial assistance to cover most of your registration, meals, and more

Assistance is available for a limited number of students from any country thanks to support from INSTAAR. Submit your abstract early; first come, first served.

Students will be provided with all the benefits of regular registration plus the following:

  • Discounted Registration Fee
  • Saturday Evening Student Party (open to all students)

Student Support »

Friendly Community

Mingle with friendly first-time and veteran participants in a nice location

Attendees like the Workshop so much they return again and again. And relaxed, informal interaction is fostered by the Workshop's modest size, high proportion of students, shared meals, and single-track schedule.

The Workshop will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder. More specifically, the sessions will take place on the East Campus in the MacAllister building (INSTAAR's future home). MacAllister is located about 25 min walking distance from the Hotel and has convenient parking too.

Travel Info »


National Science Foundation's
Division of Polar Programs

NSF has a long tradition of supporting the Arctic Workshop.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website and in the Program & Abstracts volume are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Sponsor & Host

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

University of Colorado at Boulder

INSTAAR's researchers uncover and communicate processes concerning earth and environmental systems—matters that are becoming ever more urgent as changes in climate and land use are felt worldwide.


Image above:
Studying erosion rates on Baffin Island
. Kurt Refsnider evaluates a rock outcrop, searching for an optimal site to sample for cosmogenic radionuclide analysis to evaluate long-term erosion rates. August 2013. Photo: Matthew Kennedy (Earth Vision Trust).

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