The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) announces the release of the Arctic Program request for pre-proposals. Pre-proposals must be submitted on or before 31 July 2015; the anticipated deadline for full proposals is 15 January 2016.
The application period for the Summer School on Mass Balance Measurements and Analysis is now open. This course will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 2-8 August 2015 with theoretical lectures taking place at the Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences and practical training in field work and safety aspects on nearby Golubin Glacier in the Ala Archa Range.
The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) links an international, 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 climate risk management strategies?”
The International Glaciological Society (IGS) will hold an International Symposium on 'Contemporary ice-sheet dynamics: ocean interaction, meltwater and non-linear effects' in 2015, in Cambridge, UK, from 16–21 August 2015.
This workshop will be held in Cambridge on Sunday afternoon, 16 August 2015, right before the IGS meeting. The precise location and time will be announced soon.
Ice‐ocean interactions are considered to lie at the basis of current and future ice mass loss of the Antarctic ice sheet. One of the feedback mechanisms that can be generated through such ice‐ocean interaction is the so‐called marine ice sheet instability, which generates at present the most important uncertainty for the projections of sea level in the context of global warming.
The Polar Geospatial Center and the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce the 2015 University of Minnesota Summer Polar Boot Camp, an intensive, five-day geospatial workshop held from August 17th to 21st on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.
The Summer Polar Boot Camp focuses on applications of commercial satellite imagery for polar science and operations. A proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a prerequisite for admission to the workshop. See a full summary of topics and courses on the Polar Boot Camp website.
The Arctic Circle in cooperation with Alaskan partners and authorities invites decision-makers, experts, business and political leaders and others for a forum on Arctic shipping and port development, August 23–25, 2015, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska.
We invite people to participate in the second international conference for "Polar Climate and Environmental Change in the Last Millennium", to be held in Torun, Poland, August 24-26, 2015. The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements, detect gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the area of polar regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology and other sources.