Understanding ice changes is critical for supporting community sustainability, habitat conservation and resource development in Alaska and the Arctic as a whole. Please join the Office of Policy Analysis on April 9 to learn how the USGS Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC) uses a whole-systems approach linking glacier retreat and permafrost loss to impacts on ecosystems and the goods, services and the amenities they provide.
Polar Educators International is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop "Education Meets Science" in Hannover, Germany 1-4 April 2015. Educators, Scientists and Interested People from around the world are invited to continue the collaboration of previous conferences (Oslo 2010, Montreal 2012, and Coimbra 2013).
A Registration Fee of 50 Euros will be paid at the conference.
Microstructural evolution during HT deformation: advances in the characterization techniques and consequences to physical properties
Mon, 03/30/2015 to Fri, 04/03/2015
This meeting, organized in the framework of the ESF project MicroDIce, aims to present a multi-scale view of our present understanding of the processes controlling plasticity and recrystallization at high temperature in geomaterials (ice and rocks). Recent advances in electron microscopy (e.g. HR-SEM-EBSD) allow characterization of the microstructure in complex multi-phase materials from the nanometre to the centimetre scale.
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic Section is supporting a 'Planning Workshop on joint Arctic Research using the Swedish Class 1A Icebreaker Oden.' This workshop is held in collaboration with the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS) and the Swedish Research Council (Formas and VR). The US delegation will be led by Drs. Patricia Matrai (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) and Peter Minnett (RSMAS, U. Miami), as workshop co-organizers with Dr. Caroline Leck (Stockholm U.).
In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, the Alaska Ocean Observing System and Alaska Geographic are co-hosting a Coast & Ocean Film Festival at the Bear Tooth on Saturday, March 28th. The festival will showcase fantastic short films that highlight an array of ocean-related topics. This event promotes ocean conservation, raises awareness about issues facing marine habitats, and celebrates Alaska's unique coast and ocean environments.
The goal of this workshop is to summarize our fundamental understanding and description of small-scale processes in the coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice climate system at high latitudes in order to assess and reduce bias and uncertainties in weather prediction and climate models.
The workshop will be limited to ca. 90 participants. Limited travel funding will be available to support a selection of early career scientists (Post-docs within 5 years of PhD and PhD students).
The 11th annual Polar Technology Conference (PTC) will be hosted by the Lockheed Martin Antarctic Support Contract and CH2MHILL Polar Services. The primary purpose of this conference is to bring together Polar Scientists and Technology Developers in a forum to exchange information on research system operational needs and technology solutions that have been successful in polar environments. This exchange of knowledge helps to address issues of design, implementation, and deployment for systems that are to achieve their research goals in the Polar Regions.
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.
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.