The fifth ISAR has been planned at the recommendation of the science steering committee of ISAR-4, which was held in Toyama, Japan in April 2015. The fifth ISAR will be devoted to discussions on environmental changes in the Arctic and their regional and global implications, to seek additional international scientific collaboration in this area by gathering, synthesizing and sharing information related to these changes occurring in the Arctic. Special emphasis will be placed on the fields of the social sciences and humanities, which were not included in the previous ISARs.
We would like to invite you to attend ISAR-5, which will be held at Hitotsubashi Hall in Tokyo (National Center of Sciences Building 2F, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi , Chiyoda-ku) from January 15 to 18, 2018. It will be launched under the auspices of the Japan Consortium of Arctic Environmental Research (JCAR) and National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) with the cooperation of several institutions and agencies in Japan.
ISAR-5 will consist of general sessions 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; policies and economy; and social and cultural dimensions. Special sessions will be solicited on cross-cutting themes.