The National Science Foundation has made a 5-year, $5.9 million award to a national partnership, led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California Santa Barbara, to develop and curate the NSF Arctic Data Center, a new archive for Arctic scientific data as well as other related research documents. The Arctic Data Center will be assuming operations for ACADIS, and there is a detailed transition plan in place to ensure that data and metadata move over smoothly, and that community support is seamless.
Sue Wotkyns, of ITEP, with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will offer a 3-day course on climate change planning for tribes in Anchorage, April 19-21, 2016.
The course provides an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, with examples of tribes that have been going through the adaptation planning process. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals.
USAPECS is organizing a webinar series for Spring 2016 (April - June) focused on how to best share your science.
Boiling Down Your Message webinar:
Creating scientific graphics can be difficult, so come learn some simple tips and tricks from a dataviz expert on composition, color, and design to transform your figures into effective, informative, and beautiful scientific visualizations with your own data! Rob will also focus on the importance of using and choosing the right colors in your figures.
We are excited to invite you to the first UArctic Congress, held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from September 12-16, 2016. It will be hosted by Saint Petersburg State University and will feature Science and Meeting sections, including:
Integrating Theories, Data and Methods to Ascertain Local, National and International Relevance
Thu, 04/14/2016 to Sat, 04/16/2016
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
This workshop will gather a diverse group of scholars to discuss the state-of-the art in Arctic social sciences and develop visioning scenarios for the future of social science research in the Arctic. The core topics will parallel discussions held at other regional workshops (Portland, OR and Providence, RI), which include: social sciences research and climate change; interdisciplinary research in the Arctic; social sciences and humanities in the Arctic, and applied social sciences research.
Organizers would like to call attention to the Polar Prediction School that will be held at the Abisko Field Station in Arctic Sweden from 5-15 April 2016 (next year). Sponsored by the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the Bolin Center for Climate Research, the school is part of the WWRP Polar Prediction Project and the WCRP Polar Climate Predictability Initiative.
CH2M HILL Polar Services (CPS) announces 2016 Arctic Field Training Course Opportunities. These courses are open to NSF-funded researchers working in the Arctic, including principal investigators, graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate field assistants. The courses are free of charge for all qualified researchers, and limited travel funds may be available for some courses. CPS can only accept attendees whose schedules allow them to attend all days of the course.
Aviation Land and Water Survival School: April 12-13 – Anchorage, Alaska
2016 ICEO & SI (International Conference on Earth Observations and Societal Impacts conference will cover 10 main themes on Disasters, Health, Energy, Climate, Water/Ocean, Weather, Ecosystems, Agriculture/Forestry/Fishery, Biodiversity and Industry & Policy with the ultimate goal of achieving environmental sustainability by using earth observations and advanced technology.
Call for paper/abstract Deadline extended to April 11th.
There is a special session: Understanding and mitigation of cryosphere hazards.