The next Alpine Glaciology Meeting (AGM) will be held in Milano, Italy on 7 and 8 May, 2015, with a field trip on 9 May at Forni Glacier (Stelvio National Park). As usual, this meeting serves as informal exchange platform for researchers working on snow, glaciers or permafrost. Oral and poster presentations are welcome, and young scientists are especially encouraged to present their work in progress.
The meeting will be held at University of Milano (Italy) (Università degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono, 7).
Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Regions
Fri, 05/08/2015 to Wed, 05/13/2015
The University of Alberta, in collaboration with the Cold Regions Geo-technology Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, is organizing again the International Short Course on Permafrost Engineering - Effective Design and Construction in Permafrost Regions Date: May 8 - 13, 2015 Location: Edmonton, Alberta
For more information, please contact Sally Petaske at sally [dot] petaske [at] ualberta [dot] ca (+1 780-492-2176)
Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks
Tue, 05/12/2015 to Fri, 05/15/2015
Organizers of the 30th Wakefield Fisheries Symposium announce a call for abstracts. The theme for the 2015 symposium is "Tools and Strategies for Assessment and Management of Data-Limited Fish Stocks." It will be held 12-15 May 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska.
The symposium will bring together fishery and social scientists, managers, fishermen, and others from around the world. Organizers invite abstract submissions in the following topic areas:
Fifteenth International Scientific Conference for Students and Post-graduates
The conference is devoted to scientific, environmental, technical, economic, and social aspects of the development of the Arctic. It will be divided into sections including Biology and Medicine, Chemistry and Technology, Ecology of the North, Economical Problems of Arctic Development, Education in the Arctic region, Geology and Geophysics of the Arctic Region, Information Technologies and Mathematical Methods, Marine Biology, Physical Studies, and Humanitarian and Social Problems. Suggestions on new topics are welcome.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a crosscutting/NSF-wide solicitation for Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), which is an National Science Foundation (NSF) program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
A two day conference focusing on changes, adaptations and opportunities for a changing Arctic. The conference will be divided into separate, but intertwined thematic segments - policy, science, climate change and green technologies. The conference is organized by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and is aimed at Arctic oriented policy-makers, researchers, business representatives and NGO's in the lead-up to the U.S.
Polar Region as a Key Observatory for the Changing Globe and Beyond
Tue, 05/19/2015 to Wed, 05/20/2015
Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea
The Korea Polar Research Institute will hold the 21st International Symposium on Polar Sciences in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea on May 19-20, 2015. The International Symposium on Polar Sciences has been held every year since the launch of our Antarctic research and has served to bring polar scientists together providing an international forum for exchanging, sharing ideas and opinions.
Oceanography at Sea: An Introduction to Practical Aspects of Oceanography
Wed, 05/20/2015 to Wed, 06/03/2015
R/V Dana out of Tromso, Norway
Eurofleets announces a call for applications to a ship-based course for postgraduate students of marine science. Entitled "Oceanography at Sea: An Introduction to Practical Aspects of Oceanography," the course will be held aboard R/V Dana during a cruise from Tromso, Norway to Hirtshals, Denmark from 20 May to 3 June 2015.
Melting of ice sheets and glaciers adds to the mass of water that fills the ocean basins and results in solid Earth deformation over a large range of spatial and temporal scales. Both ice-ocean load and surface deformation changes (vertical and horizontal) are far from completely observed and where they are observed they are typically not fully understood.
This year’s Arctic Patrol and Reconnaissance event will bring the Arctic and Observer nations together to discuss the latest operational challenges and developments in the region. Cooperation will be a major theme of the conference, both across operations and joint exercises and also on a technical level with the need to explore data share opportunities. With the Arctic Council’s introduction of the Search and Rescue and Oil Spill Response Agreements, this will form a new area of debate, deliberating the strategies and technology needed to meet these new duties.