ASSW is the annual gathering of international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science. IASC's (International Arctic Science Committee) 25th anniversary will be celebrated during ASSW2015. The summit presents an opportunity to review IASC contributions and recognize those who have been instrumental in its founding, development and growth.
In July, 2012, the world witnessed a shocking event when widespread melting occurred over the surface of 97% of the Greenland Ice Sheet. According to ice core records, the last time such widespread melting occurred was in 1889. What caused such widespread melt? Was it just the warm temperatures, or is it a more complicated situation?
The 7th AOS / ISAC Town Hall meeting will take place at the upcoming Arctic Science Summit Week 2015 in Toyama, Japan, and is open to everyone. We seek input from the Arctic community, researchers, managers and decision makers to participate in the guidance and development of a sustained, collaborative and international Arctic Observing Systems network (the focus of the biennial Arctic Observing Summit). Join us on Tuesday April 28th, 2015 (5:30 to 7 pm), Toyama International Conference Centre, room 205.
We are happy to announce that first Students In Polar Research Conference will take place in Brno, Czech Republic between April 20 and 22, 2015. The Department of Geography and Faculty of Science at Masaryk University will host the conference, which aims to introduce actual topics in Polar geography and ecology research, enhance the exchange of information and ideas among young researchers, and offer the opportunity to strengthen existing and establish prospective collaboration.
ARCTIC STATES, a three-day symposium at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, brings together an international consortium of leading designers and colleagues from allied disciplines to posit the role of design in the rapidly transforming region, and generate critical discussions by sharing recent work that will trace, critique and speculate on its past, present, and future. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information and to register, please visit the link above.
Register today for upcoming PolarConnect event on Saturday, 18 April 2015!
Celebrate Earth Day by joining a PolarConnect Event with teacher Dominique Richardson in East Antarctica and the team aboard the R/V Palmer in the Southern Ocean. This is sure to be a unique event! The event starts at 12:00 PM Alaska Daylight Savings Time [1PM Pacific DST, 2PM Mountain DST, 3PM DST, 4PM DST]. All participants need to register. More information can be found here: http://www.polartrec.com/polar-connect/register
The General Assembly 2015 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 12 – 17 April 2015. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.
Join a panel of Arctic experts for a webinar to explore a new booklet that introduces the threats and opportunities of the Arctic’s rapidly changing environment and explains why the Arctic matters — to all of us.
Viewed in satellite images as a jagged white coat draped over the top of the globe, the high Arctic appears distant and isolated. But even if you don’t live there, don’t do business there, and will never travel there, you are closer to the Arctic than you think.