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Co-chairs: Dustin Whalen (Natural Resources Canada)

Hugues Lantuit (Alfred Wegener Institute and University of Potsdam)

Atsushi Matsuoka (Université Laval)


Research across the Arctic has indicated that the coastal zone has experienced dramatic physical and biogeochemical changes. Environmental factors such as warming temperatures, declining sea ice, and increased forcing events (storminess) are critical drivers to accelerate this change. The unprecedented change facing the Arctic coastal zone today will have a significant impact on the infrastructure, communities, and vulnerable ecosystems. The aim of this session is to bring together researchers, indigenous partners and community members who are studying, predicting, modelling and living with these dramatic coastal and nearshore changes across the Arctic and who will ultimately provide critical information to support future planning, mitigation and adaptation measures of these changing permafrost coastal landscapes.