Are you concerned with field safety while conducting work in the polar regions? Whether you’ve organized fieldwork for years or you’re participating in your first field campaign, knowledge of basic field safety skills is of the utmost importance. In order to increase field safety awareness, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS; http://www.apecs.is/) is hosting a series of webinars on field safety throughout the 2015 Arctic summer field season.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals for a cooperative agreement for archival of data and access to data and metadata generated through projects funded by the NSF Arctic Sciences Section. Proposals should focus on providing data and metadata ingest services for NSF-funded data providers, data and metadata access services to scientists across disciplines and other Arctic stakeholders (including decision-makers), and data and metadata archival services to ensure that the data is accessible and discoverable in the future.
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Alaska Section announces a call for abstracts and registration to the 2015 Alaska Section Annual Conference to convene 13-16 May 2015 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The AWRA Annual Conference brings together policymakers, managers, and researchers from across the state of Alaska in order to advance the understanding, use, and management of Alaska's water resources.
Session and workshop topics for the 2015 conference include:
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).
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.
Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks
Tue, 05/12/2015 to Fri, 05/15/2015
Organizers of the 30th Wakefield Fisheries Symposium announce a call for abstracts. The theme for the 2015 symposium is "Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks." It will be held 12-15 May 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska.
The symposium will bring together fishery and social scientists, managers, fishermen, and others from around the world. Organizers invite abstract submissions in the following topic areas:
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)