This workshop aims to bring concerned and/or interested individuals together to hear the latest research, policy implications, community perspectives, and potential impacts along Alaska’s coast and oceans. We know that Alaska is experiencing a rapid and severe onset of OA relative to many other coastal regions. Studies also show that Alaskan coastal communities have varying degrees of vulnerability to OA, ranging from moderate to severe, with the most vulnerable located in regions where fisheries are primary economic drivers of local economies.
Indigenous people in Canada (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) experience significant health disparities on every major health indicator, including lower life expectancies and higher infant mortality rates while Indigenous peoples continue to be under-serviced for health care, and do not have the same access to healthcare providers as other Canadians.
We would like to inform you about the 6th EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice SAF Users Workshop will be held in Toulouse, France, on 19th and 20th November 2014. The objectives of the Workshop are to provide a forum for users to present and discuss experiences and requirements on satellite based products and services, and to present and discuss the provision of products and services by the OSI SAF.
This is a great opportunity for users to meet OSI SAF teams and discuss about our current and future products.
The theme for this year's Symposium will be Worldwide Chokepoints and Maritime Risks. "Chokepoint" is a common military strategy term that refers to any enclosed space, corridor, or area where large numbers of personnel and/or resources are forced to pass through, with no reasonable alternate routes. Within the maritime environment, geographical features such as a strait or canal are considered chokepoints. The event is hosted by the Homeland Security Center of the University of Southern California.
The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is celebrating their 10th anniversary. The celebration will include: drinks and hors d'oeurves, short films from the AOOS Film Contest and guest speakers, and highlights from 10 years of ocean monitoring in Alaska.
When: Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street, Anchorage, AK
Questions: Email Darcy Dugan at dugan [at] aoos [dot] org.
This is the last of three in-person meetings over the course of the year which were focused on implementation and final recommendations. Final recommendations will be reviewed and the report finalized.
All meetings are webcast live at www.AKL.tv. For more information, contact Nikoosh Carlo, Executive Director at nikoosh [dot] carlo [at] akleg [dot] gov.
Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries) will present a webinar for the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) on "A Tale of Two Synthesis Efforts: The PacMARS and SOAR Programs".
The NOAA Marine Debris Program provides funding to catalyze the implementation of locally-driven, community-based marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources. Funding for this purpose comes through the NOAA Marine Debris Program as appropriations to the Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service. The funding is, in part, administered through a grant competition with the NOAA Restoration Center’s Community-based Restoration Program.
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.