Polar Shelves and Shelf Break Exchange in Times of Rapid Climate Warming
Sun, 03/15/2015 to Fri, 03/20/2015
The 2015 Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference (GRC) entitled “Polar Shelves and Shelf Break Exchange in Times of Rapid Climate Warming” will be held in Lucca, Italy from March 15-20, 2015. The GRCs provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies.
The Arctic Dialogue has been organized and initiated by the High North Centre for Business and Governance at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, and up to 2012, supported by HBW Resources (USA), to foster dialogue and increase information sharing between stakeholders in the Arctic.
Developments in Arctic Shipping Operations & Infrastructure
Wed, 03/18/2015 to Thu, 03/19/2015
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The 6th Arctic Shipping Summit will focus on technological, operational, and logistical and challenges encountered by ship owners in harsh Arctic conditions. It will address key developments in transport and regulation in the Arctic as well as; commercial, communication and safety issues. Particular emphasis will be put on evaluating potential opportunities in the region. This summit, through presentations, roundtable discussion and case studies will examine practical solutions to Arctic shipping issues and present the latest innovations of technology in this specialized area.
APECS webinar organizers announce registration for audience members to participate in our International Online Conference, “New Perspectives in the Polar Sciences,” which is scheduled for 16 March 2015 (09:00 GMT to 22:05 GMT):
Please register for New Perspectives in the Polar Sciences on Mar 16, 2015 9:00 AM GMT at:
Still icy: Has investing in the Arctic been oversold?
The ice might be melting but megaprojects planned in the Arctic are coming to a grinding halt with dropping oil prices, rising tensions with Russia and America’s new production capabilities. The icy ‘last frontier’ is expensive and hazardous for all industries and stakeholders are weighing the return on their current and future investments. Is commercial interest in the Arctic a bubble about to burst?
In 2015, The Economist Events’ Arctic Summit will return to Oslo, Norway on March 12th 2015.
The annual Arctic Business Forum in the heart of Lapland Finland introduces the latest business development and the future prospects of the European High North economy. Arctic Business Forum is a discussion arena and a business-to-business meeting point valuing sustainable growth in the arctic.
This April, the United States will assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council for a two-year term. Since the last U.S. chairmanship fifteen years ago, the Arctic has changed dramatically. Melting sea ice has impacted indigenous communities as well as wildlife in significant ways. New Arctic transportation corridors have opened and new prospects for offshore oil and gas development have emerged. The region's growing strategic, economic, and environmental importance has made U.S. policy toward the Arctic more of a priority than ever before.
Arctic Ambitions IV is Alaska's premier Arctic business conference! This unique international event brings together corporate executives and senior government officials from around the Arctic region and the world. It focuses on trade, commerce and investment and serves as an excellent networking venue to promote your business interests in the region.
For more information and to register, please use the link above.
Coastal regions of Alaska are regularly affected by intense storms of ocean origin, the frequency and intensity of which are expected to increase as a result of global climate change. Coastal storms have already led to severe erosion, flooding, and destruction of salt-intolerant vegetation, but to date, little quantitative information on storm-generated total water levels at the coast is available. This presentation by Li Erikson from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Sciences Center provides a summary of two recent studies that partially fulfill this information gap.
Eran Hood (University of Alaska Southeast) and Shad O'Neel (USGS Alaska Science Center) will present "Icefield-to-Ocean Linkages Across the Aorthern Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest Ecosystem" on Tuesday, 10 March at 10:00am AKDT. Rates of glacier mass loss in the northern Pacific coastal temperate rainforest (PCTR) are among the highest on Earth, and changes in glacier volume and extent will impact the flow regime and chemistry of coastal rivers, as well as the nearshore marine ecosystem of the Gulf of Alaska.