The Polar Research Board is a part of the Division on Earth and Life Studies of the National Academies. The Polar Research Board will host its spring meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. Please visit the webpage for the agenda and further information.
SIMS and laser techniques provide a new level of climate resolution through analysis of isotope ratio and trace element compositions at micron-scale. In situ analysis permits correlation of imaging with geochemistry and selection of features that could not otherwise be interrogated. These recent advances yield improved temporal resolution and promise an important new level of understanding for many paleoclimate proxies. The workshop will be conducted in parallel with tutorial demonstrations of the IMS-1280 Ion Microprobe in the WiscSIMS Lab.
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
The international pteropod workshop will take place at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge between 1st and 3rd of June 2015, prior to the open meeting "Ocean acidification: what's it all about?" that will be held at the Royal Society, London on 4 and 5 June, providing outcomes of the UKOA and BIOACID research programmes.
Confirmed Plenary speakers:
Steve Comeau, Post-doctoral position, Department of Biology, California State University
Oceanography at Sea: An Introduction to Practical Aspects of Oceanography
Wed, 05/20/2015 to Wed, 06/03/2015
R/V Dana out of Tromso, Norway
Eurofleets announces a call for applications to a ship-based course for postgraduate students of marine science. Entitled "Oceanography at Sea: An Introduction to Practical Aspects of Oceanography," the course will be held aboard R/V Dana during a cruise from Tromso, Norway to Hirtshals, Denmark from 20 May to 3 June 2015.
This conference will bring together academics and practitioners from relevant disciplines such as international law, international relations, political science and marine biology, NGOs, representatives from EU institutions and international organisations to discuss the EU's potential contribution to enhance Arctic governance. A roadmap for increasing the effectiveness of the EU’s action in the Arctic will be drawn at the end of the conference.
Melting of ice sheets and glaciers adds to the mass of water that fills the ocean basins and results in solid Earth deformation over a large range of spatial and temporal scales. Both ice-ocean load and surface deformation changes (vertical and horizontal) are far from completely observed and where they are observed they are typically not fully understood.
This year’s Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance event will bring the Arctic and Observer nations together to discuss the latest operational challenges and developments in the region. Cooperation will be a major theme of the conference, both across operations and joint exercises and also on a technical level with the need to explore data share opportunities. With the Arctic Council’s introduction of the Search and Rescue and Oil Spill Response Agreements, this will form a new area of debate, deliberating the strategies and technology needed to meet these new duties.
The School (ISSK) is a meeting-point for Russian, Finnish as well as other Nordic and European, university students with a focus on European, Russian and Arctic/Northern studies. Since the initial Summer School in 2003, the goal has been to bring together a limited number (20-30) of students for one week at the Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU) in order to further increase their knowledge of Nordic-Russian policies and cooperation, and promote studies and academic dialogue.
The National Weather Service will hold an Alaska Climate Forecast Briefing on Friday, 22 May 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. AKDT. The briefing will be held in room 407 of the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and will also be available online via the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) listserve. This will be a monthly series generally taking place the third Friday of each month.