We are happy to announce that first Students In Polar Research Conference will take place in Brno, Czech Republic between April 20 and 22, 2015. The Department of Geography and Faculty of Science at Masaryk University will host the conference, which aims to introduce actual topics in Polar geography and ecology research, enhance the exchange of information and ideas among young researchers, and offer the opportunity to strengthen existing and establish prospective collaboration.
ARCTIC STATES, a three-day symposium at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, brings together an international consortium of leading designers and colleagues from allied disciplines to posit the role of design in the rapidly transforming region, and generate critical discussions by sharing recent work that will trace, critique and speculate on its past, present, and future. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information and to register, please visit the link above.
Register today for upcoming PolarConnect event on Saturday, 18 April 2015!
Celebrate Earth Day by joining a PolarConnect Event with teacher Dominique Richardson in East Antarctica and the team aboard the R/V Palmer in the Southern Ocean. This is sure to be a unique event! The event starts at 12:00 PM Alaska Daylight Savings Time [1PM Pacific DST, 2PM Mountain DST, 3PM DST, 4PM DST]. All participants need to register. More information can be found here: http://www.polartrec.com/polar-connect/register
Join a panel of Arctic experts for a webinar to explore a new booklet that introduces the threats and opportunities of the Arctic’s rapidly changing environment and explains why the Arctic matters — to all of us.
Viewed in satellite images as a jagged white coat draped over the top of the globe, the high Arctic appears distant and isolated. But even if you don’t live there, don’t do business there, and will never travel there, you are closer to the Arctic than you think.
The General Assembly 2015 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 12 – 17 April 2015. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.
Glaciologists of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution would like to invite you to the first annual New England Glaciology Meeting: NEGM 2015! The meeting will be held on April 16th and 17th at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Building on the long and successful tradition of NWGM and MGM, NEGM is an informal, small meeting (~30-50 people), where everyone in attendance is encouraged to give an oral presentation on recent results or work in progress. NEGM is a great conference for students!
On April 24-25, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry, his fellow Arctic Council Foreign Ministers and indigenous representatives will gather in Iqaluit, Canada when, at the conclusion of the ministerial meeting, the United States will assume its two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The United States has outlined an ambitious chairmanship agenda to include a strong focus on addressing the effects of climate change, particularly the impacts of pollutants; improving ocean stewardship and maritime safety; and improving the health and well-being for those who live in the Arctic region.
Arctic Potential: Realizing the Promise of US Arctic Oil and Gas Resources
On April 16, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, there will be a summary briefing on the recently completed National Petroleum Council (NPC) report "Arctic Potential: Realizing the Promise of US Arctic Oil and Gas Resources" by Carol Lloyd, Chair of the study's Coordinating Subcommittee, and other study leaders. The briefing will be held at the NPC office, 1625 K Street, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-1656. Capacity is limited, and thus RSVP is required.
The 4th annual Warming Arctic International Inquiry at the Fletcher School comes at a time when the United States assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council. With this honor comes the responsibility to protect the Arctic and its environment as it continues to warm at a much faster rate than the rest of the globe, opening up land, waters and treasures to exploitation.