Akureyri, Iceland — President of the International Arctic Sciences Association (IASSA) Joan Nymand Larsen took some time out at this week’s ICASS VII conference to talk about the importance of social sciences in the debate about the future of the Arctic.
ICASS VII, or The Seventh International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, convened some 450 delegates from 30 countries in Akureyri, Iceland.
More than 300 papers were delivered and numerous workshops discussed a wide range of topics about the physical and human changes at the top of the world.
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