The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a crosscutting/NSF-wide solicitation for Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), which is an National Science Foundation (NSF) program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
Organizers of the Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) meeting announce a call for abstracts. The conference will take place in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway on 20-21 September 2015 and will be accompanied by field workshops for young researchers in the Longyearbyen area (18-19 September 2015) and in Hornsund (22-24 September 2015).
Fifteenth International Scientific Conference for Students and Post-graduates
The conference is devoted to scientific, environmental, technical, economic, and social aspects of the development of the Arctic. It will be divided into sections including Biology and Medicine, Chemistry and Technology, Ecology of the North, Economical Problems of Arctic Development, Education in the Arctic region, Geology and Geophysics of the Arctic Region, Information Technologies and Mathematical Methods, Marine Biology, Physical Studies, and Humanitarian and Social Problems. Suggestions on new topics are welcome.
The Border Policy Research Institute, the Center for Canadian American Studies, the Consulate General of Canada, and Western Washington University host this event to consider what it means for the Arctic and the U.S. when the chairmanship of the Arctic Council passes from Canada to the United States.
For more information contact Laurie Trautman
Email: laurie.trautman [at] wwu.edu
Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Regions
Fri, 05/08/2015 to Wed, 05/13/2015
The University of Alberta, in collaboration with the Cold Regions Geo-technology Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, is organizing again the International Short Course on Permafrost Engineering - Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Regions Date: May 8 - 13, 2015 Location: Edmonton, Alberta
For more information, please contact Sally Petaske at sally.petaske [at] ualberta.ca (+1 780-492-2176)
The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History will host an educational weekend event celebrating Arctic peoples, cultures, and science. The event coincides with the launch of the United States' 2015-2017 chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the international governmental body coordinating Arctic policy. When the US last chaired the Arctic Council (1998-2000), the Arctic was considered to be at the edge of the world's concerns. Now it is front and center in terms of environmental change and geopolitical importance.
The next Alpine Glaciology Meeting (AGM) will be held in Milano, Italy on 7 and 8 May, 2015, with a field trip on 9 May at Forni Glacier (Stelvio National Park). As usual, this meeting serves as informal exchange platform for researchers working on snow, glaciers or permafrost. Oral and poster presentations are welcome, and young scientists are especially encouraged to present their work in progress.
The meeting will be held at University of Milano (Italy) (Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono, 7).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a call for proposals for a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) National Communications Office. Full proposal submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. (proposer's local time) on Wednesday, 6 May 2015.