Scotland Model Arctic Council 1

11 – 13 March 2022

Make a journey into the far North

From the stunning campus of the

Scottish Association for Marine Science

THE CONFERENCE

SCOTMAC is one of the only Model Arctic Councils in the world today designed with undergraduates in mind. Students play the roles of delegates from Arctic states and, unusually in model diplomacy, Indigenous peoples. Their challenge is to negotiate unanimous consensus on some of the most pressing challenges facing not only the Arctic and its communities, but by extension our world as a whole.

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THE ARCTIC

As the global climate changes, the Arctic has become one of the most important regions on the planet. It is also one of the most fascinating. More than a pristine wilderness, or a storehouse of great natural wealth, it is home to Indigenous peoples with ancestry there since time immemorial. In the Arctic, questions of environmental protection, sustainable development and ancient culture overlap in complex ways.

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THE VENUE

The host of SCOTMAC is the Scottish-Arctic Network, an alliance of Scottish universities researching and teaching about the Circumpolar North. The conference alternates between network members, with SCOTMAC 1 to be hosted by the Scottish Association for Marine Science, an academic partner of the University of Highlands and Islands, at their campus in Oban, on Scotland’s stunning western shores.

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