The Earth Living Skin 2014: Soil, Life and Climate Changes is the first of a Conference of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union. The Conference Scientific Program will focus on the fundamental role of soil systems, multiphase complex organisms which generates and sustain life onto the planet. Soils are the skin of earth and therefore represent magnificent intermediate substrates where most of the key environmental phenomena occur and where land, climate, living organisms and humans contribute to define typical patterns and characteristics.
This meeting explores the recent, rapid Arctic sea ice reduction. We will discuss the evidence for change, the inability of our climate models to predict these changes, the processes responsible for sea ice reduction and improved representation of these processes in climate models, and the impacts of sea ice change on local and global weather and climate. Scientific discussion is organized by Professor Daniel Feltham, Dr Sheldon Bacon, Dr Mark Brandon and Professor (Emeritus) Julian Hunt FRS.
From September 20 to 21, 2014 in Yellowknife, the Tłıcho Government, in partnership with the Canadian Polar Commission and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, are hosting this multi-event symposium on traditional knowledge. The meaning and uses of traditional Aboriginal knowledge will be explored, through presentations from a wide variety of perspectives.
Over the last years people working on glacier forelands and on pro- or periglacial environments have brought forward highly interesting new aspects from a variety of geographic regions. Among them are really astonishing and unexpected results which raise the question what are local specifics and what are common traits and mechanisms in such environments. This calls for common approaches and joint actions on a super-regional scale.
For celebrating 100 years of the Bulletin of the Italian Glaciological Committee (http://www.glaciologia.it/pubblicazioni/?lang=en), we are organising an International Symposium on "The Future of the Glaciers: From the past to the next 100 years".
The Symposium will focus on the dynamics of cryospheric change, interactions with the climate and impact on the living environment of mountainous regions.
The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project. The registration fee will be € 600. This includes lodging, full board, course material and excursion.
Lecturers include: T. Blunier, E. Bueler, D. Dahl-Jensen, A. Fowler, H. Gudmundsson, A. Jenkins, F. Navarro, F. Nick, A. Stroeven, C. Tijm-Reijmer, W. van Pelt, R. van de Wal, J. Oerlemans (convenor).
While retreat from the coast may be the safest, and likely inevitable, solution to increasing coastal erosion for many communities, practical and cultural factors come into play that would argue for short-term engineering solutions to buy time, especially for indigenous coastal communities in a permafrost region. Several indigenous communities in Alaska rely upon subsistence hunting that is tied to the sea to foster community cohesiveness and to transfer traditions from generation to generation.
I would like to invite you cordially to attend the International Sea Ice Concentration and Thickness Evaluation and Inter-comparison Workshop to be held at University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany on September 18-19, 2014.
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.
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