Understanding the challenges to food security in the rapidly changing Arctic and ensuring safe and consistent availability, access, and usage of food resources for indigenous communities is critical for sustaining livelihoods, promoting health and well-being, and helping to preserve cultures, traditional knowledge, and socio-linguistic heritage.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, through its Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning program, announces open registrations for a summer field course, entitled "Arctic Alaska Environmental Change." The course is offered to undergraduate and graduate students, will be held 6-21 June 2014, and based in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The 4th European Conference on Permafrost – IPA Regional Conference (EUCOP4), will be held in Évora, Portugal from 18 to 21 June 2014. The conference will cover all aspects of permafrost research, engineering and outreach and will have a Global scope, including planetary permafrost.
Sessions at EUCOP4 will be driven by the scientific community and we hereby open the call for session proposals, which should be submitted on-line until 30 March 2013.
The 24th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2014) will be held June 15-20, at BEXCO Convention Center, Haeundae, Busan, Korea. Organized by the International Society of Ocean and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), the ISOPE Conference (Founding conference chairman: Professor Jin S Chung) has been the world's largest technical program of its kind with peer-reviewed papers since 1992.
IARPC Collaboration Teams meet on a regular basis to implement the Arctic Research Plan: FY 2013-2017. Most meetings are open to the Arctic research community. Collaboration teams facilitate communication and collaboration between Federal agencies, the academic community, industry, non-governmental organizations, and State, local and tribal groups.
Contact Sara Bowden, bowden [at] arcus [dot] org, if you would like to join this meeting.
Join assistant curator Dawn Biddison for a curator’s tour of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Gain a better understanding of Alaska’s nine Indigenous cultures through 600 Alaska Native artifacts. Learn about traditional lifeways in Alaska’s diverse regions through clothing, tools, ceremonial objects and more. Curator tours are offered the third Friday of every month. Included with admission.
The period of global cooling commonly referred to as the 'Little Ice Age' (LIA) covered the period ca AD 1200-1900 and had a significant impact on landscapes in terms of glacial/periglacial processes, land use change, the redistribution of blown sand, etc. In the North Atlantic/European region, asynchronous glacial advances in the Alps, Scandinavia and Iceland suggest that local climate was sensitive, but responded differently, to changes in oceanic and atmospheric circulation dynamics during this period, with implications for landscape response.
The biennial Coastal Zone Canada conference is the leading interdisciplinary forum held for professionals from across Canada and around the world to meet and discuss all aspects of coastal and ocean management. The 2014 conference theme, OUR COASTS: LEGACIES AND FUTURES, recognizes that our past choices and decisions have led us to where we are today, both positive and negative. The theme also recognizes that opportunities abound to influence and shape the future. Our choices today will determine which future path we will tread.
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