Three Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant opportunities in Arctic and polar science are available for the academic year 2015-2016. These competitions include a Fulbright-Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar in Iceland; a Fulbright Arctic Chair in Norway; and an award for all disciplines in Sweden. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. The application deadline for these competitions is 1 August 2014.
The 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly will be held from 2–10 August 2014, in Moscow, to be organized by Lomonosov Moscow State University, one of the leaders in Russian educational system and the country's oldest university.
The objectives of the Symposium is to exchange knowledge in the fields of biodiversity, peat accumulation and paludification, protection of the biodiversity and of biospheric functions of mires, ecological monitoring of mire ecosystems, the role of peatlands in the global carbon cycle, and evaluation of the anthropogenic activities on the functioning of mire ecosystems and furthermore on the introduction of the contemporary technologies of the wise use of natural resources, modeling of peat accumulation in the global climate change.
We are happy to announce the first postgraduate course on glaciology with emphasis on the glaciers of the Southern Andes, by Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales (IANIGLA- CONICET), that will be held in Mendoza, Argentina, 4-8 August, 2014.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20 June 2014
The course will provide an introduction to the physics of glaciers, the glacier climate relationship with a focus on the different aspect of glaciers along the southern Andes.
The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) program invites applications to a summer school session in Climate and Marine Ecosystems, entitled "ClimEco4." The session will be held 4-9 August 2014 at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China.
This three-day workshop will provide an overview of geophysical methods for permafrost characterization (i.e., depth, thickness, spatial extent) and monitoring (i.e., time-lapse imaging). The course comprises lectures, data-analysis exercises, and field surveys. Participants will gain practical field experience using a variety of geophysical instruments, including ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, passive seismic, and electromagnetic induction.
This is the first announcement for the Workshop on Microstructure in Snow Microwave Radiative Transfer (MICROSNOW workshop), which will take place on 6-8 August 2014 in Reading, UK. This immediately follows the Intercomparison of Snow Grain Size Measurements Results Workshop, with the aim to link new measurements of snow microstructure with microwave scattering theory.
Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:
The course is intended to provide glaciology graduate students with a comprehensive overview of the physics of glaciers and current research frontiers in glaciology. Key topics include, but are not limited to:
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 Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) and the Environmental Sciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is organizing a workshop on " Next Generation of Methods and Techniques to Address Global Change Problems” as part of the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting to be held in Sacramento, California from August 10-15, 2014. The workshop brings together a representative group of researchers to stimulate discussions on techniques and methods used in global change research.
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