Arctic ice is melting fast, transforming coastlines and multiplying risks around the world.
Since the United States assumed Chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council for the period 2015-2017, the U.S. State Department has highlighted how ice melting in the Arctic affects people, infrastructure and ecosystems worldwide, multiplying risks around the world.
The Arctic in the Classroom (TAC) program is currently accepting applications from teachers and researchers for participation in the 'Make an Impact Workshop," the TAC kickoff event, which will take place 13-15 March 2016 during the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) and Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) announce a call for applications from U.S. high school students interested in participating in polar field research. JSEP and JASE are National Science Foundation (NSF) supported science and cultural-exchange programs for high school students.
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for various research and development topic areas. The ERDC consists of the Coastal and Hydraulics Lab (CHL), the Geotechnical and Structures Lab (GSL), the Environmental Lab (EL) and the Information Technology Lab (ITL) in Vicksburg, Mississippi; the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire; the Construction Engineering Research Lab (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois; and the Geospatial Research Laboratory in Alexandria, Virginia.
The 2016 Alaska Marine Science Symposium begins on Monday, January 25. The morning session will feature the Communicating Ocean Sciences workshop. The daily agenda is available online. The official opening plenary takes place Monday afternoon and includes invited keynote addresses. Poster sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Many partner organizations host workshops in the evenings and on Friday, January 29.
Organizers announce that the Girls on Ice 2016 Expeditions are now accepting applications. The 2016 program includes two expeditions. The original North Cascades expedition in Washington State will be held 10-21 July 2016, and an Alaska-based expedition will take place 17-28 June 2016.
The 10th Arctic Frontiers conference will be held in Tromsø, Norway from Sunday 24 January to Friday 29 January 2016. The title for the 2016 conference is Industry and Environment.
The Arctic is a global crossroad between commercial and environmental interests. The region holds substantial natural resources and many actors are investigating ways to utilize these for economic gain. Others view the Arctic as a particularly pristine and vulnerable environment and highlight the need to limit industrial development.