Our ambition is to bring together scientists studying the different components of Polar Earth Science to exchange information and perspectives. As we come to terms with climate change, understanding the landscape and environmental response of the Polar regions, in particular the great Antarctic Ice Sheets, becomes ever more important. Study of geological archives, ice cores, and modern systems offers an unrivalled opportunity to reconstruct and understand the Earth’s climatic variability; something which impacts on all countries and peoples of the world.
Energy development on Tribal lands is evolving with new partnerships between Tribes, the federal government, states and the private sector in fossil fuels, renewables and transmission. This seminar will kick off with an in-depth report from the Hill on national Tribal energy policy being debated in Washington, DC and across the nation, from the ARRA stimulus experience through new leadership for Tribal energy in the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior. The opportunities for Tribes and Alaska Natives to advance projects in Indian Country will be highlighted.
POAC, the acronym for the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, addresses the unique issues related to coastal and offshore engineering in ice-covered waters. The objective of each conference is to improve knowledge of ice-related problems by having scientists, technologists, and design and development engineers discuss and exchange ideas on relevant topics.
The Norwegian Research School for Climate Dynamics will organize a summer school on "Role of sea ice in the climate system" from 27 June to 9 July 2009. The Norwegian Research School in Climate Dynamics (ResClim) is a national training environment for PhD candidates in climate dynamics. The summer school will be hosted by University Centre in Svalbard in the high Arctic and will gather a range of experienced researchers as guest lecturers.
The objective of this course is to give an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental change in the Polar areas based upon past, present and future research being done in the Arctic during and after the IPY. The course will offer a unique field-training experience for internationally recruited students (undergraduate/early graduate) in a high-arctic environment, further on providing them with the latest IPY research data and information to be used for interdisciplinary project work during the field-school.
The conference will be marked by a scientific program of outstanding plenary speakers, a comprehensive program of state of the art symposia organised by each IUGG association, a compelling keynote speakers program, and the highlight of IUGG conferences, an inter-disciplinary, inter-association program of symposia addressing major scientific issues of global and regional significance and concern.
Sharing Cultures 2011 follows the path established by the previous Conference on Intangible Heritage (Sharing Cultures 2009) and aims at continuing and advancing the discussion on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
Organizers welcome papers on the following topics:
- Oral traditions and expressions;
- Performing arts;
- Social practices;
- Traditional craftsmanship
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 31 January 2011.
PermaNET provides a state-of-the-art report about the effects of climatic changes to permafrost and related natural hazards, a SWOT analysis regarding the opportunities and limitations of the tested approaches for detection and monitoring of slope movements in permafrost areas, recommendations for the consideration of the effects of climate changes to permafrost and resulting natural hazards and recommendations for the consideration of permafrost in drinking water resources management.
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is pleased to announce a forthcoming Career Development Workshop in association with the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in Melbourne, Australia.