Margaret Murie Building, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
The Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks hosts a weekly 'Friday Life Science Hour' most Fridays during the academic year. Seminars are held from 3:00-4:00 pm AKST and are free and open to the public. The March 6, 2015 seminar is "Decision Analysis: A Vital Communication Tool for Natural Resource Management," by Mark Lindberg (UAF-IAB), Tom Paragi (ADF&G), and Angela Matz (USFWS). Abstracts, biographies and the seminar calendar are online at: www.iab.uaf.edu/events/lsss.php.
The annual Arctic Business Forum in the heart of Lapland Finland introduces the latest business development and the future prospects of the European High North economy. Arctic Business Forum is a discussion arena and a business-to-business meeting point valuing sustainable growth in the arctic.
Still icy: Has investing in the Arctic been oversold?
The ice might be melting but megaprojects planned in the Arctic are coming to a grinding halt with dropping oil prices, rising tensions with Russia and America’s new production capabilities. The icy ‘last frontier’ is expensive and hazardous for all industries and stakeholders are weighing the return on their current and future investments. Is commercial interest in the Arctic a bubble about to burst?
In 2015, The Economist Events’ Arctic Summit will return to Oslo, Norway on March 12th 2015.
Polar Shelves and Shelf Break Exchange in Times of Rapid Climate Warming
Sun, 03/15/2015 to Fri, 03/20/2015
The 2015 Polar Marine Science Gordon Research Conference (GRC) entitled “Polar Shelves and Shelf Break Exchange in Times of Rapid Climate Warming” will be held in Lucca, Italy from March 15-20, 2015. The GRCs provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies.
The Arctic Dialogue has been organized and initiated by the High North Centre for Business and Governance at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, and up to 2012, supported by HBW Resources (USA), to foster dialogue and increase information sharing between stakeholders in the Arctic.
Developments in Arctic Shipping Operations & Infrastructure
Wed, 03/18/2015 to Thu, 03/19/2015
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The 6th Arctic Shipping Summit will focus on technological, operational, and logistical and challenges encountered by ship owners in harsh Arctic conditions. It will address key developments in transport and regulation in the Arctic as well as; commercial, communication and safety issues. Particular emphasis will be put on evaluating potential opportunities in the region. This summit, through presentations, roundtable discussion and case studies will examine practical solutions to Arctic shipping issues and present the latest innovations of technology in this specialized area.
The goal of this workshop is to summarize our fundamental understanding and description of small-scale processes in the coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice climate system at high latitudes in order to assess and reduce bias and uncertainties in weather prediction and climate models.
The workshop will be limited to ca. 90 participants. Limited travel funding will be available to support a selection of early career scientists (Post-docs within 5 years of PhD and PhD students).
The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic Section is supporting a 'Planning Workshop on joint Arctic Research using the Swedish Class 1A Icebreaker Oden.' This workshop is held in collaboration with the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS) and the Swedish Research Council (Formas and VR). The US delegation will be led by Drs. Patricia Matrai (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) and Peter Minnett (RSMAS, U. Miami), as workshop co-organizers with Dr. Caroline Leck (Stockholm U.).
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.
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