The Symposium acts partly as final symposium of the inter-disciplinary TEMPS-project (The evolution of mountain permafrost in Switzerland) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The main objective of TEMPS and the above symposium is an improved understanding of the vulnerability of mountain regions to permafrost changes and to assess the current and future impacts on populated mountain regions such as the European Alps.
You and your colleagues are invited to attend the CESM Land Ice and Polar Climate Working Group Winter Meetings, Monday-Wednesday, February 2-4, 2015. This meetings will be held in Boulder, Colorado at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory. The Land Ice Working Group (LIWG) will meet Feb. 2-3, and the Polar Climate Working Group (PCWG) will meet Feb. 3-4. The afternoon of Feb. 3 will be a joint LIWG/PCWG session.
Randi Jandt of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium will talk about the evolution of Alaska firefighting practices--field and management--over the past 50 years. We are starting to be aware of the changes in climate and in Alaskan forests: is the wildfire "problem" the same one we faced a half-century ago? Have our management approaches and thinking about wildfire changed during that time?
Six consecutive free public science lectures will be given by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Westmark, Fairbanks, Gold Room. February 3rd, Michael Castellini will present "Polar Adventures: The Voyages of the Research Vessel Sikuliaq". This is an all ages event.
Charting a Path to U.S.: Leadership in the Far North
Fri, 01/30/2015 to Sat, 01/31/2015
The second annual Arctic Encounter Symposium will challenge participants to tackle the shared interests and concerns of the United States and the global community as we look north to the last emerging frontier – the Arctic. Leading experts, CEO's, and thought leaders from the science, technology, maritime, and energy sectors, will gather to challenge the status quo dialogue, critically address challenges to realizing the Arctic's full potential and collaborate on solutions. Participants will include key industry leaders, policy makers, and regional stakeholders.
This symposium will explore the effectiveness of existing governance in the Arctic region, strategies for improving effective implementation, and possible alternative governance regimes. A segment of the presented papers will be published in the UCI Law Review as a symposium.
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For more information, please visit the symposium website.
Every year Georange together with Nordic Publishing invite decision-makers from parliamentary committees and government agencies, authorities, experts and other interested parties from the Nordic mining and mineral industry, as well as representatives from the financial sector, to focus on today’s industry – its possibilities and increased importance for developments in trade and industry. The seminar will be arranged in conjunction with the annual Västerbotten Weeks at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
For more information, please visit the conference website.
Six consecutive free public science lectures will be given by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Westmark, Fairbanks, Gold Room. January 27th, Michael West will present "The Next Big Earthquake." This is an all ages event.
The symposium will feature a session on the Communicating Ocean Sciences, keynote addresses, poster sessions, and workshops. As in past years, the main content of the symposium is organized by large marine ecosystem. The 2015 schedule will be:
Tuesday, January 20 - Gulf of Alaska;
Wednesday, January 21 - Bering Sea; and
Thursday, January 22 - Arctic Ocean.
Details of the 2015 Alaska Marine Science Symposium program will be available by mid-November. Visit the symposium website for more information.