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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Organizing Committee of the workshop of the International Ice Charting Working Group Data Assimilation Working Group together with the EU FP7 ICE-ARC Project invite you to a workshop that will take place at the Novotel hotel (http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-8505-novotel-toulouse- centre-wilson/index.shtml) in the heart of Toulouse, France on September 15th to 16th 2014. This workshop will continue a series of events in Oslo (2007), Copenhagen (2008), Norrköping (2010), Ottawa (2011) and Bremen (2013).
Online or in person at the Federal Building in Anchorage, Alaska
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is developing an Ecological Forecasting Roadmap and program manager Allison Allen will be in Anchorage on Tuesday Sept. 16 to hear from key researchers and stakeholders about existing efforts and needs across Alaska. Please join us in person or remotely (log-in info below) to hear the latest state of the science on Harmful Algal Blooms, pathogens and other environmental change.
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