On April 24-25, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry, his fellow Arctic Council Foreign Ministers and indigenous representatives will gather in Iqaluit, Canada when, at the conclusion of the ministerial meeting, the United States will assume its two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The United States has outlined an ambitious chairmanship agenda to include a strong focus on addressing the effects of climate change, particularly the impacts of pollutants; improving ocean stewardship and maritime safety; and improving the health and well-being for those who live in the Arctic region.
Glaciologists of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution would like to invite you to the first annual New England Glaciology Meeting: NEGM 2015! The meeting will be held on April 16th and 17th at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Building on the long and successful tradition of NWGM and MGM, NEGM is an informal, small meeting (~30-50 people), where everyone in attendance is encouraged to give an oral presentation on recent results or work in progress. NEGM is a great conference for students!
Arctic Potential: Realizing the Promise of US Arctic Oil and Gas Resources
On April 16, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, there will be a summary briefing on the recently completed National Petroleum Council (NPC) report "Arctic Potential: Realizing the Promise of US Arctic Oil and Gas Resources" by Carol Lloyd, Chair of the study's Coordinating Subcommittee, and other study leaders. The briefing will be held at the NPC office, 1625 K Street, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-1656. Capacity is limited, and thus RSVP is required.
The 4th annual Warming Arctic International Inquiry at the Fletcher School comes at a time when the United States assumes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council. With this honor comes the responsibility to protect the Arctic and its environment as it continues to warm at a much faster rate than the rest of the globe, opening up land, waters and treasures to exploitation.
This workshop will bring together anyone interested in the predictability of polar sea-ice on seasonal to inter-annual timescales. Contributions will include presentations on understanding causes of inter-annual polar climate variability, as well as idealized predictability studies, and operational forecasts. This workshop is a follow-up to the Sea Ice Prediction Workshop held in Boulder in April 2014. A call for abstracts will appear in January.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released a Notice of Funding Availability announcement for proposals to provide for Tribal Climate Adaptation Planning & Ocean/Coastal Management Planning. There is a total of $8M available nation-wide and proposals for up to $250,000.00 are due April 24th.
Understanding ice changes is critical for supporting community sustainability, habitat conservation and resource development in Alaska and the Arctic as a whole. Please join the Office of Policy Analysis on April 9 to learn how the USGS Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC) uses a whole-systems approach linking glacier retreat and permafrost loss to impacts on ecosystems and the goods, services and the amenities they provide.
In this webinar, Julie Raymond-Yakoubian of Kawerak, Inc. will present a recently completed project on indigenous knowledge and use of ocean currents. She will share perspectives on the importance of traditional understandings of ocean currents as a critical aspect of the body of knowledge held by communities in the region, how this knowledge was collected, and the modern-day practical applications of this knowledge for marine policy, planning, and safety considerations. Examples of where this knowledge is currently being used will also be presented.
Polar Educators International is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop "Education Meets Science" in Hannover, Germany 1-4 April 2015. Educators, Scientists and Interested People from around the world are invited to continue the collaboration of previous conferences (Oslo 2010, Montreal 2012, and Coimbra 2013).
A Registration Fee of 50 Euros will be paid at the conference.
Microstructural evolution during HT deformation: advances in the characterization techniques and consequences to physical properties
Mon, 03/30/2015 to Fri, 04/03/2015
This meeting, organized in the framework of the ESF project MicroDIce, aims to present a multi-scale view of our present understanding of the processes controlling plasticity and recrystallization at high temperature in geomaterials (ice and rocks). Recent advances in electron microscopy (e.g. HR-SEM-EBSD) allow characterization of the microstructure in complex multi-phase materials from the nanometre to the centimetre scale.