It’s our great pleasure to announce that The Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research will be held at Hitotsubashi Hall in Tokyo from March 2 to 6, 2020. It will be launched under the Japan Consortium of Arctic Environmental Research (JCAR) with the auspices of several institutions in Japan.

The rapid warming in the Arctic has been revealed. However, the precision of forecasting the future of climate and environmental change is still insufficient for utilization in sustainable development in the Arctic, while interests for resource utilization and economic activities are growing and progressing rapidly. The ISAR is aimed at presenting and discussing the scientific research results together with the Arctic researchers from all over the world, extracting and sharing issues to solve, and exploring the future of the Arctic. In ISAR-6, we are planning to discuss how Arctic research has been progressing in the past ten years, and what we should do in the next ten years for sustainable development.

ISAR-6 will consist of general and special sessions. The general sessions will address the following topics: atmosphere; ocean and sea ice; rivers, lakes, permafrost and snow cover; ice sheets, glaciers, and ice cores; terrestrial ecosystems; marine ecosystems; geospace; laws, politics and economy; language, culture and health; engineering for sustainable development. The special sessions will be solicited on cross-cutting themes, till May 6, 2019. Please visit the WEB site (
The special sessions are of inter-disciplinary and solicited from the participants. Proposal for Special Session should be submitted using the form to ISAR-6 secretariat: no later than May 6, 2019.
The Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research(ISAR-6)

Sub-title: Arctic research: the decade past and the decade future

・ Understanding the Arctic change and its accelerating and cascading impacts.
・ How the Arctic research has contributed to sustainable development.

Dates: March 2-6, 2020
Venue: Hitotsubashi Hall
National Center of Sciences Building 2F
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439, JAPAN

Main Organizer:
Japan Consortium of Arctic Environmental Research (JCAR)
National Institute of Polar Research
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Hokkaido University
Japan Arctic Research Network Center
(As of January 18, 2019)
Web Site:

Call for Special Sessions:
・The proposal for the special session can be submitted following the procedure described at the web site:
・The proposal should be sent to ISAR-6 secretariat: no later than May 6, 2019

For any inquiries, contact ISAR-6 Secretariat


Link to First Circular

Link to 6 Special Session Proposal Form






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