"What will Antarctica and the Southern Ocean look like in 2065?"
Queenstown, New Zealand
Organizers announce the first Martha T. Muse Fellows Colloquium, entitled "Beyond the Horizon - Antarctica and the Southern Ocean 2065." The colloquium will be held 22 April 2014 in Queenstown, New Zealand.
This colloquium, which is part of the First SCAR Antarctic and Southern Ocean Horizon Scan, will convene a panel of Martha Muse Prize awardees and guests to address the ramifications of dramatic population and climate changes forecasted for the next two decades.
Black carbon is "the second most important human emission in terms of its climate-forcing in the present-day atmosphere; only carbon dioxide is estimated to have a greater forcing." When BC is deposited on snow and ice, it darkens an otherwise bright surface. The darker surface may enhance the absorption of solar radiation resulting in an acceleration of snow and ice melting. In addition, BC particles suspended in the atmosphere absorb solar radiation and heat the surrounding air. Atmospheric BC can also alter cloud properties leading to changes in cloud amount and precipitation.
This webinar will provide an update on the activity within discussion groups on www.arctichub.net and further opportunities to continue discussions relevant to long-term observing management and governance. A recap of recommendations received from the broad observing-minded community will be presented.The webinar will be available through Webex (details available at www.arctichub.net).
The 10th annual Polar Technology Conference will be hosted by the Pervasive Technology Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, on 15-17 April. Conference registration is now available. Abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations may also be submitted. Presentations in all technology fields are invited. Regular oral presentations and a poster session will be scheduled. Abstracts for oral presentations received after 14 March may not be considered. For further information, registration, or abstract submission, please go to the conference website.
Please join fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers (AAG). The meeting will be held from April 8 to April 12, 2014, and will feature over 5,000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.
Many sessions will be organized around special, featured themes including:
We are pleased to announce that on 7th – 11th April 2014 the Centre for Ice and Climate (University of Copenhagen) will be hosting a workshop on subglacial processes, focusing on the role of sediment and water.
The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is the annual gathering of international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for international coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all fields of Arctic science and to combine science and management meetings.
The ASSW and AOS meetings are arranged during April 5-8 and April 9-11 in Helsinki. The conferences will be arranged in the facilities of the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Meteorological Institute located on the science campus Kumpula.
The APECS Workshop "Connecting Early Career Researchers and Community-Driven Research in the North" is part of the APECS Nordic Project "Bridging Polar Early Career Researchers and Indigenous Peoples in Nordic Countries" funded in part by the Nordic Council of Ministers (Norden). The workshop will bring together key stakeholders including mentors and experts and Early Career Researchers and Indigenous peoples, youth and local expert representatives among indigenous peoples, senior scientists, key representatives of international organizations and other media.
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