RATIC: Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate

The Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC) initiative was born at ICARP III, ASSW 2015 in Toyama, Japan, with the goal of promoting sustainable Arctic infrastructure as a key research theme requiring a collaborative multidisciplinary approach involving scientists, local communities, governments and industry. RATIC seeks to address ICARP III’s Research Priority 3: “understanding the vulnerability and resilience of Arctic environments and societies and supporting sustainable development.” The first RATIC-related topical sessions and workshop took place at the December 2014 Arctic Change conference in Ottawa, Canada.

RATIC workshops and meetings have been held in conjunction Arctic Science Summit Week with the support of International Arctic Science Committee working groups to provide a cross-cutting opportunity for scientists from across disciplines to share ideas and methods to facilitate best practices in assessing, responding to, and adaptively managing the cumulative effects of Arctic infrastructure and climate change. An important goal of RATIC is to engage the IASC early career scientists in these activities. Since 2019, the RATIC Initiative has continued as the T-MOSAiC Arctic Infrastructure Action Group

Arctic Infrastructure Science Talk Series

Schedule and Presentations | Third Thursdays online, 17:00* GMT, Sept–May (*18:00 Nov-Feb)

Workshops & Meetings

ASSW 2022: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Advancing Sustainable Arctic Infrastructure in Tromsø & Online
Saturday, 26 March 2022 | 14:00-18:00 Central European Standard Time (GMT +1)

ASSW 2021: RATIC/T-MOSAiC Meeting Online

ASSW 2019: RATIC Workshop in Archangelsk, Russia, 26 May 2019

ASSW 2017: Sustainable Arctic Infrastructure Forum (SAIF) in Prague, Czech Republic

Arctic Change 2014: RATIC Workshop and Topical Sessions in Ottawa, Ontario

2015 RATIC Whitepaper

Walker, D. A. & J. L Peirce (eds.) 2015. Rapid Arctic Transitions due to Infrastructure and Climate (RATIC): A contribution to ICARP III. Alaska Geobotany Center Publication AGC 15-02. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, 58 pp.

  Read the Whitepaper


Get In Touch

  • Mailing Address

    Jana Peirce, Coordinator
    Alaska Geobotany Center
    Institute of Arctic Biology
    University of Alaska
    311 Irving
    P.O. Box 757000
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    99775 USA
  • Phone

    +1 907 474-2459