The Calotte Academy (CA) is on the one hand, an annual traveling symposium in Europe’s Arctic, North Calotte region and an international, independent, though not established, policy-oriented academic forum - with tens of scientific presentations, lively presentations and written reports - in the Arctic.
Two weeks ago I joined this year's edition of the annual traveling symposium Calotte Academy. It was already my fourth participation in this event. The Calotte Academy is a great venue to discuss ongoing research of the participants. One of the characteristics that makes it so grand is that there is plenty of time reserved for discussions, putting the participants presentations a little bit into the background. This is a refreshing alternative to conferences, where usually only very limited time is available to discuss the findings of the presenters.