The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of California at Irvine announces the release of the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM, http://issm.jpl.nasa.gov), an ice sheet modeling software. To coincide with its release, the ISSM team is organizing a workshop at JPL in Pasadena, California on 12-13 December 2011, right after the AGU 2011 Fall Meeting.
The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting nearly 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and policy makers. This meeting showcases current scientific theory focused on discoveries that will benefit humanity and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.
The sixth Airships to the Arctic conference explores the forward and backward linkages of the emerging airship industry. The introduction of transport airship will require new locations for transshipment and generate economic opportunities that do not exist today. Just as these other modes of transport spawned an array of input suppliers, this conference examines the supply base of the airship industry. Construction of large transport airships will create the need for materials, engines, pilots, avionics and many other large and small input suppliers.
On Friday, December 2, 2011, President Obama will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior. As part of President Obama’s ongoing outreach to the American people, this conference will provide leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his Administration. Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an Inuk climate change advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, will give a public lecture on the human dimensions of climate change Tuesday, 29 November 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST. The lecture will be held in Convocation Hall at Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada) but will also be broadcast online.
Entitled 'Not the Time to COP Out,' the lecture will mark the second day of the international United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-17) climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa.
Join the Institute of the North for this quarter's Arctic Policy Forum. This presentation and networking event will focus on science and collaboration in the Arctic and will feature Michael Macrander, Lead Scientist for Shell and Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.
The course is for those interested in using groundwater models to solve practical or theoretical hydrology problems involving freeze/thaw. Participants may be consultants, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, faculty and students, staff from governments, consultancies, and universities are welcome. Some experience in the application of numerical models to study groundwater problems is recommended.
The purpose of this conference is to gather researchers from the material science community around the following subjects that have been studied with ice:
- Intermittency and scale invariance, from dislocations to polycrystal
- Strain heterogeneities and recrystallization mechanisms
- Multi-scale characterization and modeling
- Brittle deformation, from the material to the large scale environment (sea ice, mantle crust, etc.)
- Ice and engineering materials
- Polar ice deformation
- Extraterrestrial ice deformation