Please join our annual gathering of friendly arctic researchers, from novice students to veteran experts.

2020 Arctic Workshop - Spring workshop in Boulder, Colorado. 2-4 April 2020. Celebrating the scientific legacy of John T. Andrews. See basic information at 2020 Arctic Workshop or email questions to ArcticWS@colorado.edu.

2019 Arctic Workshop - Spring workshop at Stockholm University, Sweden. 4-5 April 2019.
Visit 2019 website

The 48th Annual International Arctic Workshop was held April 05-06, 2018 on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Registration & Abstracts due
16 March 2018


Deciphering the Past,
Anticipating the Future:
From Ice to Humans


Donald "Skip" Walker - Director, Alaska Geobotany Center; Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks.

Michael Willis - Assist. Professor, Geological Sciences and CIRES, CU-Boulder.



Wednesday evening

Thursday all Day

Friday all day

Workshop will end at 4:45 PM Fri.

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 2016 Arctic Workshop website

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Latest Research

The abstract deadline is 16 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
  • Student Party (open to all students)

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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 the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community building (SEEC). The SEEC building used to be called MacAllister and is located about 25 min walking distance from the Hotel and has convenient parking too.

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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.


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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.


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Coring Lake CF8, Baffin Island, Summer 2017. Photo: Zach Montes.

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