Multiple Meeting Announcements

Date: 
16 November 2012

Multiple Meeting Announcements

1. Conference Announcement
Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
9-13 June 2013
Espoo, Finland

2. Conference Announcement
Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector
in the Barents Region
23-25 April 2013
Rovaniemi, Finland

3. REMINDER: Call for Abstracts
28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
26-29 March 2013
Anchorage, Alaska

4. REMINDER: Conference Update
World Snow Forum
17-20 January 2013
Novosibirsk, Russia

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1. Conference Announcement
Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions
9-13 June 2013
Espoo, Finland

Organizers announce that the 22nd International Conference on Port and
Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC'13) will be held in
2013. The conference is planned for 9-13 June 2013, at the Aalto
University campus in Espoo, Finland.

POAC conferences began in 1971 and have been held every two years at
different international venues. Over the years, POAC has been the
mainstay of arctic engineering conferences and typically attracts over
150 participants to each conference.

The abstracts for the conference can be sent through the conference
homepage (https://wiki.aalto.fi/display/POAC13/HOME). The deadline for
the abstracts is Friday, 30 November 2012. The authors of the accepted
abstracts will be informed of the acceptance by end of December 2012.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 30 November 2012.

For further information or to submit an abstract, please go to:
https://wiki.aalto.fi/display/POAC13/HOME.

For questions, please email
poac13@aalto.fi.

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2. Conference Announcement
Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector
in the Barents Region
23-25 April 2013
Rovaniemi, Finland

Organizers announce that a conference entitled 'Best Environmental
Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region' will be held 23-25
April 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

The natural resources of the Barents Region are of strategic importance
for Europe. One intensively developing sector is mining, which will
bring new opportunities to the region, but which will also cause changes
in the environment. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to
discuss the environmental issues connected to the mining industry and to
promote best environmental practices for mines in the Barents Region.
The conference will bring together operators and authorities from
Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The conference aims to:

- Get an overall understanding of the present and future development
of the metal mining sector,
- Increase awareness of the challenges of the mining sector for the
environment in the Barents Region,
- Present and disseminate the best environmental practices in this
sector in Barents countries, and
- Promote the exchange of information on assessing and managing
environmental concerns in the mining sector.

Registration will open in early 2013. For additional information and
future updates, please go to:
http://www.barentsminingconference.fi/home.

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3. REMINDER: Call for Abstracts
28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium
26-29 March 2013
Anchorage, Alaska

Organizers of the 28th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, entitled
"Responses of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change," announce a
call for abstracts. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks,
and others are sponsoring the meeting, which will be held 26-29 March
2013 in Anchorage, Alaska.

The steady loss of arctic sea ice in recent decades is perhaps the most
obvious sign of a warming planet. Far less obvious is how individual
marine species--from arctic cod that live just below and sometimes
within the sea ice, to seals, whales, polar bears and ultimately
humans--will respond to the loss of sea ice and other consequences of a
warmer Arctic.

This symposium will bring scientists from around the world to share
their research on how arctic marine ecosystems are responding to climate
change. Topics for discussion will include:

- Observed and anticipated environmental changes in the Arctic.
- Lower trophic level productivity of arctic waters in a
changing climate.
- Marine fish resources of the Arctic in a changing climate.
- Observed and anticipated responses of arctic birds and marine
mammals to environmental changes in the Arctic.
- Effects of changing arctic marine ecosystems on humans.
- Understanding and managing arctic marine ecosystems in a
time of change.

The symposium aims to advance understanding of present and future
responses of arctic marine ecosystems to climate change at all trophic
levels. Organizers encourage contributions that focus on collaborative
approaches to understanding and managing living marine resources in a
changing Arctic and to managing local, regional, and global human
responses to changing arctic marine ecosystems.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 30 November 2012.

To submit an abstract, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/WakefieldAbstracts.

For more information on the symposium, including session titles, invited
speakers, and online registration, please go to:
http://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2013/wakefield-arctic-ecosystems/.

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4. REMINDER: Conference Update
World Snow Forum
17-20 January 2013
Novosibirsk, Russia

The World Snow Forum will be held 17-20 January 2013 in Novosibirsk,
Russia. The website has been updated to include considerable
information, available at: http://www.worldsnowforum.org/en/.

The conference will gather representatives from international
organizations, global experts on snow and wintertime problems, and
arctic city mayors and national authorities to discuss environmental
problems and city management issues specifically relevant to arctic
regions. It will raise issues of global geopolitical and environmental
problems, and discuss the development and preservation of northern
territories. The conference will be organized into three sessions:

- Snow and city management
- Snow and ecology
- Snow and sport

The World Snow Forum will also include an extensive cultural program
featuring ice and snow sculpture, dance, and various competitions.

For further information, please go to:
http://www.worldsnowforum.org/en/.

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