Unfortunately the Polar Microbes Symposium has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and rescheduled for May 3-6, 2021. We hope that you and your families stay safe during this uncertain time and we look forward seeing you next year.
By Phone Only: 10:30-11:30 am AKDT, 2:30-3:30 pm EDT
Please note: Ground Truth Briefings are conducted exclusively by phone. There will be no physical meeting at the Wilson Center. Due to high demand, we encourage participants to call in as early as possible on the day of the conversation.
U.S. Toll-free: 800-369-2054
NSF Polar Programs Officers Roberto Delgado and Colleen Strawhacker will host this webinar on NSF funding opportunities, including RAPID and RCN, and welcome the research community to join, ask questions and share feedback.
More information about the topics to be covered in this webinar:
NSF Grants Resource Center
Research Coordination Networks (RCNs)
Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Proposals
Please see the NSF agency page for more info about NSF funding opportunities.
Speaking: Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy (ACCAP)
University of Alaska Fairbanks, or online: 12:00-1:00 pm AKDT, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center’s forecast for the coming months. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.
Available online or in-person at: Room 407 in the Akasofu Building on the UAF Campus in Fairbanks.
Animal Health – Human Health – Environmental Health
Wed, 03/11/2020 to Sat, 03/14/2020
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
We have been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak closely and have tried to keep you informed of the rapidly changing situation as it pertains to our conference. As part of this process, we have been in close contact with public health officials and have been monitoring guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are currently no confirmed cases in Alaska.
The Polar Technology Conference (PTC) brings together polar scientists, technology developers, and field technicians from academia, state and federal agencies, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. This interdisciplinary space provides an opportunity for technical and theoretical exchange on challenges impeding polar research and field operations. Community input is crucial to ensure that technological infrastructure investments are efficient, satisfy science drivers, and meet field requirements.
Online: 7:15 AM AKDT (8:15 AM PDT, 9:15 AM MDT, 10:15 AM CDT, 11:15 AM EDT).
Join PolarTREC educator Sarah Slack and researcher Frank Nitsche who will be presenting from aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer somewhere in the Amundsen Sea. Sarah and Dr. Nitsche will discuss the fieldwork investigating the Thwaites Glacier, surrounding waters, and seafloor in West Antarctica. They will also talk about what it's like to be part of a large research team and how it is to live on a research vessel. This event is free.