AIC - ARTEK International Conferences

What are the AIC's - ARTEK International Conferences ?

 

The ARTEK International Conferences are international technology conferences arranged by the Arctic Technology Centre/Technical University of Denmark. They are held every 2nd year in Sisimiut and were held for the first time in 2005. Next time will be 1.-3. May 2018.

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AIC 2108 -  ARTEK International Conference 2018 - Transportation Insfrastructure Engineering in Cold Regions.

Communities in the Arctic and other cold regions are strongly dependent on well-functioning transportation infrastructure to sustain business opportunities, health and general well-being. For isolated communities (most coastal Arctic communities) regional or international travel and transportation must rely on air or sea transport. A harsh climate and unstable weather conditions impact constructions and make navigation challenging.

Faced with social and industrial changes, transportation infrastructure in these regions must be adapted to larger traffic loads and changing transportation patterns. At the same time, climate change impacts on permafrost and ground stability, sea ice distribution and properties, changing wave regimes etc., pose severe challenges to transportation infrastructure.

The ARTEK International Conference 2018 offers an opportunity for participants from the industry, the public sector, the science community and other stakeholders to present, discuss and exchange ideas and experience on how to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain transportation infrastructure in cold regions.

The topical sessions of the conference are:

-  Harbors and offshore Constructions
-  Vessel and boat traffic in icy Waters
-  Linear infrastructure
-  Airports and other large constructions 
-  Navigation, positioning and communication Systems
-  Planning of physical infrastructure  

The conference language is English.

Conference link : AIC2018