News Archive

AON Webinar

23 January 2014
Photo by Jeff Otten, Courtesy of Nell Herrmann (PolarTREC 2012)

Join a free webinar on the Arctic Observing Network (AON) on Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 1:30 PM - 2:30 p.m. EST. This webinar is one of a series from the National Science Foundation on long-term observing management and governance. The webinar will be archived for those who want to view it afterwards.

Study of Environmental Arctic Change

17 January 2014
Study of Environmental Arctic Change

The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program is currently working on implementation of a new structure and activities. The new activities will focus on sea ice, permafrost, land ice, societal/policy implications, "Arctic Futures 2050", and fostering a coordinated arctic observing system. A 5-page summary of the new SEARCH vision, mission, goals, and structure is available on the SEARCH site.

Sea Ice Outlook

17 January 2014
The Sea Ice Outlook post-season report is available. Thirty-four groups contributed outlooks this season - thank you! The report provides brief highlights and a discussion of the 2013 sea ice season and lessons learned.

The Sea Ice Outlook post-season report is available. Thirty-four groups contributed outlooks this season - thank you! The report provides brief highlights and a discussion of the 2013 sea ice season and lessons learned.

AON Webinar

14 January 2014

Join a free webinar on the Arctic Observing Network (AON) on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST. This webinar is one of a series from the National Science Foundation on long-term observing management and governance. The webinar will be archived for those who want to view it afterwards.

Girls on Ice

31 December 2013
Girls on Ice is a program for high school girls to learn more about mountaineering and climate science. The deadline to apply is 31 January 2014.

Applications are now available for the Girls on Ice 2014 Expeditions! Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year a team of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 11 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists and mountaineers. This year there are TWO expeditions:

Girls on Ice NORTH CASCADES is the original expedition in Washington State.
Open to all girls age 15-18 (yes, international girls can apply!) July 28 - ­ August 8, 2014

Girls on Ice ALASKA is geared toward Alaskan and Pacific Northwest girls (age 15-18).
June 20 -­ July 1, 2014

Applications are due January 31, 2014.

Joint Science Education Project (JSEP)

1 January 2014
Accepting applications for US high school students to the Joint Science Education Project, a summer research experience in Greenland!

Applications from US high school students are now being accepted for the Joint Science Education Program. Learn about research being conducted in Greenland and the logistics involved in supporting the research. During this international experience, students conduct experiments and participate in inquiry-based educational activities.

More information about the program and application can be found on the website. The complete application must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, January 31, 2014.

Long-term Observing Management and Governance Discussions

31 December 2013

ARCUS is soliciting online proposals for funding support to enable discussions related to long-term observing management and governance. Proposals will be accepted on a continuous basis until June 1, 2014.

Sea Ice Prediction Network

31 December 2013
Photo by Jeff Peneston (PolarTREC 2008/2009), Courtesy of ARCUS

The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) project, which will be launched over the fall 2013, will develop a collaborative network of scientists and stakeholders to advance research on sea ice prediction and communicate sea ice knowledge and tools