Arctic Science Summit Week: Branding and Website

March 8th, 2021

Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) website launched for the ASSW 2022 event, which will be held 26 March - 1 April 2022 in Tromsø, Norway.

The Arctic Science Summit Week is an annual event organised by The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) to provide coordination, cooperation and collaboration between organisations involved in Arctic research. The event has become so successful that it is now the most important annual gathering of Arctic science research organisations worldwide.

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), based in Iceland, commissioned Blue Lobster to develop a brand and logo for the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) as well as design and build a website with Content Management System (CMS) to enable them to easily add and edit their own content and images.

A brand identity and log were designed and created. The assets were delivered in a variety of formats and the design was then carried through to the overall design of the website.

The features of the website include news, programme, event practical information including venue and travel arrangements, project sponsors, organising committee, newsletter subscription, details of previous / future events, links to registration and contact page. A custom agenda component was built and integrated into the website to allow full control of the layout and design of the agenda for their events.

The website was built using the latest website development standards and Joomla! was used as the CMS as the IASC team were already familiar with it. The technology stack Joomla! uses is based on Apache, MySQL, PHP for the backend with standard HTML / CSS and JavaScript elements for the front-end. The website is cloud hosted for maximum availability and performance.