Multiple Meeting Announcements

Date: 
29 August 2013

Multiple Meeting Announcements

1. REMINDER: Call for Abstracts
International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
10-14 March 2014
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

2. Call for Papers
Remote Regions/Northern Development Sessions
Western Regional Science Association
16-19 February 2014
San Diego, California

3. Call for Registration
17th Sitka WhaleFest Symposium
31 October - 3 November 2013
Sitka, Alaska

4. Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Ocean Sciences Meeting
23-28 February 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

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1. REMINDER: Call for Abstracts
International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
10-14 March 2014
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Organizers of the International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing
Environment have issued a reminder about their call for abstracts. The
symposium will convene 10-14 March 2014 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Submission deadline: Friday 30 August 2013.

Those unable to meet this deadline should contact organizers, at:
igsoc@igsoc.org.

For further information about the symposium and to download the second
circular, go to: http://www.igsoc.org/symposia/2014/Hobart.

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2. Call for Papers
Remote Regions/Northern Development Sessions
53rd Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association
16-19 February 2014
San Diego, California

Organizers of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science
Association (WRSA) announce a call for papers for the Remote
Regions/Northern Development Sessions. The conference will convene 16-19
February 2014 in San Diego, California.

The WRSA Remote Regions/ Northern Development sessions, now in its
thirty-second year, call is for papers on topics including the analysis
and discussion of economic, political, and social-cultural change in
remote and sparsely settled regions. Examples of specific topics include
the consequences of new technology, the effects of government
expenditures, the conditions for success or failure of development
projects, relations between the subsistence and market economies,
regional benefits and costs of development, economic integration and
cultural preservation, community development, changing social patterns,
Native sovereignty and federalism, migration, and institutional change
and resource governance in remote regions. Papers on any topic
consistent with the general theme are welcomed.

Proposals for special sessions, especially sessions that address a
particular theme from the perspective of a number of countries or
regions, are welcome. Those interested in organizing such sessions
should contact Greg Protasel (GP@uaa.alaska.edu).

To submit a paper, please email a copy to Greg Protasel
(GP@uaa.alaska.edu).

Submission deadline: Friday, 1 November 2013.

Further information about association membership, registration, hotel
reservations, and related matters will be sent to those responding to
this call.

For additional information about the WRSA meeting, go to:
http://www.wrsa.info.

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3. Call for Registration
17th Sitka WhaleFest Symposium
31 October - 3 November 2013
Sitka, Alaska

Organizers of the 17th Sitka WhaleFest Symposium announce a call for
registration. The symposium is a Sitka Sound Science Center program and
will convene 31 October - 3 November 2013 in Sitka, Alaska.

The theme of this symposium, entitled "Arctic Sea Change: What's Ahead?"
will be reflectd in the secheduled events include lectures, interactive
student sessions, marine wildlife cruises with scientists, a
marine-themed artisan market, music, local foods, a student art show,
and other activities.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

For further information about the symposium and registration, go to:
http://www.sitkawhalefest.org/.

To view the informational flyer, go to:
http://www.cvent.com/d/6QaBLBi66U2sZ_CNtPKDYQ/vkd9/P1/1Q?.

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4. Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Ocean Sciences Meeting
23-28 February 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

Organizers of the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting are currently accepting
registration and abstract submissions. The meetings will convene 23-28
February 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Conveners of Session 102, entitled
"The Chukchi Sea Region: Physical Forcing and Ecosystem Response in the
Pacific Arctic" invite abstracts from the community.

Over the last decade, the Chukchi Sea has warmed, freshened, and
experienced major reductions in seasonal ice cover. These changes
reflect the sea's vulnerability to climate perturbations, its
interconnectivity via the Pacific inflow through Bering Strait, and the
influence of processes at the continental slope and in canyons including
upwelling and eddy formation. Numerous national and international
scientific programs are underway and sponsored by Pacific sector
countries including Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United
States along with private industry. These programs are rapidly
increasing our sampling capability of the Arctic's Pacific gateway and
promise improved system-level understanding of the Chukchi Sea.

Conveners of Session 102 invite contributions on emerging results from
field and modeling studies that illuminate key ocean-atmosphere
interactions including sea ice dynamics, physical and biogeochemical
processes, and biological responses throughout the food web.
Contributions on changes to external forcing that may promote marine
species shifts or evidence of major ecosystem reorganizations,
especially with regard to downstream forcing from the northern Bering
Sea, are also welcome.

This multidisciplinary and international session will highlight the
environmental status and trends of the Arctic's Pacific sector, with a
focus on the connectivity among physical forcing, biogeochemical
cycling, biological response, ecosystem modeling and social-economic
interactions.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 4 October 2013.

For further information about the meetings, registration, and abstract
submissions, go to: http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2014/default.asp.

For questions, contact:
Jacqueline M. Grebmeier
Email: jgrebmei@umces.edu

Sue E. Moore
Email: sue.moore@noaa.gov

Russell R. Hopcroft
Email: rrhopcroft@alaska.edu

Robert S. Pickart
Email: rpickart@whoi.edu

Bill Williams
Email: bill.williams@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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