The Arctic Ocean is highly
inaccessible to most methods for observing and working in the ocean's
interior. This greatly inhibits addressing key questions surrounding such
topics as global climate change, plate tectonics, and deep-sea
hydrothermal systems. Recent developments in advanced instrumentation
technologies could significantly improve our ability to make observations
and collect samples underneath the Arctic ice cap.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide
a forum for Arctic scientists and
instrumentation specialists. As such all attendees will
have the opportunity to present their research via short presentations
and posters, and several working group sessions are
We ask that all participants submit a short electronic
abstract describing their interests. The abstracts will
be posted on the website as they become available. If you
have not submitted an abstract, please do so at your earliest
convenience. The deadline for inclusion of abstracts into
a pre-meeting volume is September 30, 2002.
Travel support for US participants is
available. Please register by
September 1, 2002 if you would like to request travel support.
The general registration deadline has
been extended to September 30,