Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) links a transdisciplinary team of climate scientists, economists, philosophers, statisticians, engineers, and policy analysts to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible strategies for managing the risks associated with climate change?”
Stephen Tanner, Project Manager at the National Snow & Ice Data Center, will present an in-depth overview of the Satellite Observations of Arctic Change (SOAC) website (http://nsidc.org/soac/). The SOAC site exposes NASA satellite data and research on Arctic change, in the form of maps that illustrate the changes taking place in the Arctic over time.
The Institute of the North is excited to announce the Northern Regions Mining Summit, to be held May 28-30 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the Pinnacle Marriott Hotel. The Summit will address the social, cultural and economic impact and opportunity of mineral resource development for Northern peoples in Alaska, Canada and Greenland. The organizing committee hopes you will consider attending and participating in what promises to be a unique forum for exploring the relationship between responsible mineral resource development and benefits to Northern peoples.
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.
ICASS VIII's theme is 'Northern Sustainabilities'. By using the plural, we underscore both that ‘sustainability’ has social, cultural, economic, political and environmental dimensions, and that definitions of the concept vary. Yet, while debating specific definitions, most would agree that working toward sustainable ways of living in the North and on approaches to sustainable engagement with the North, are critical both to the North’s and to the world’s future.
The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) announces the 8th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VIII). It will be held 22-26 May 2014, at the main campus of the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
The registration (and travel support application) deadline for a workshop bridging glacial geology and ice sheet modelling for the Late Pleistocene evolution of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets has been extended to Feb 10/14. The workshop will be held at:
LGGE (Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement),
Grenoble, May 22-24, 2014, (just prior to the IGS International
Symposium on Observations, Modelling and Prediction of the Cryospheric
Contribution to Sea Level Change, in Chamonix)
The ‘PAST Gateways’ (Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways) Second International Conference and Workshop will take place in Trieste, Italy, May 19-23, 2014. The abstract submission deadline is 10 February 2014.
Online: Initial Web Seminar takes place Wednesday, 7 May 2014 @ 8PM EDT/Thursday, 8 May 2014 @ 0000 GMT
Polar Educators International (PEI), a vibrant network promoting polar education and research to a global community, is pleased to announce the development of a new Master Class series targeting a dual audience: educators seeking cutting-edge professional development on the latest polar science discoveries and researchers interested in learning proven tactics for communicating scientific concepts in a clear and meaningful way.
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