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Rethinking Arctic community building in the Anthropocene


Dr. Hayashi presenting in the workshop.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Naotaka Hayashi who helped organize and participated in an international workshop Japan at the end of February. The workshop was titled: "“Rethinking Arctic community building in the Anthropocene” and was held at at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

The workshop consisted of two portions. First, Drs. Shirow Tatsuzawa and Shiaki Kondo (Hokkaido Univeristy) Toshiaki Inoue (Josai International University), and Shunwa Honda (Henry Stewart) from Japan, Dr. David Anderson from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and HaDr. yashi discussed the impacts of global environmental change on the livelihood of northern communities such as Greenland, NWT, Siberia, and Japan. They also discussed how we could frame environmental change research from a viewpoint of community building and development. In the second portion of the workshop, Zender Environmental Health & Research Group, the U.S., presented their research projects in Alaska, and they discussed waste problems that have been prevailing in the Arctic communities. There were about 50 participants in the workshop.

Workshop poster. 

A lot of work to help organize a conference across the globe. Great job Naotaka!