Arctic Seas in a Time of Change: Status, Trends, and Implications Within and Beyond the Arctic

Monday, May 8
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Public Event - all welcome
Blue Loon, 2999 Parks Hwy, Fairbanks

General Information

Arctic researchers, policymakers and community and cultural leaders will discuss key themes of Arctic interest during armchair conversations. Invited to attend are community members, interested Alaskans and visiting delegations. These informal sessions hosted during the Week of the Arctic’s Arctic Interchange offer meaningful insight into priority issues of the Arctic, highlight university expertise, and engage community members.

About this talk

Within living memory, Arctic sea ice and marine ecosystems have changed dramatically with far-reaching implications from marine food webs, global transportation networks, to the global climate system. This roundtable discussion will begin with historical perspectives, current status, and future outlook for the Arctic marine environment, its ecosystems, and maritime activity presented by an expert panel.


  • Tom Weingartner—Professor of Physical Oceanography, UAF
  • Adrian Gall—Seabird Ecologist, ABR Inc.
  • Lawson Brigham—Professor of Geography & Arctic Policy, UAF
  • Moderator—J.J. Frost, ABR Inc.