Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Fairbanks, Alaska
Poul Jensen, a doctoral candidate in Space Physics at the Geophysical Institute, created the film after capturing aurora photographs from a number of locales in the Interior. “Aurora Sensations” is a compilation of many of those images set to music in a 30-minute production.
In addition to Jensen’s film, Colleen Hickman, a watercolor artist, will have her work on display at the center.
The Alaska Public Lands Information Center and the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau are sponsoring the event.
For more information, contact APLIC at 907-459-3730.
Research presentations are welcome on all aspects of snow and ice research. We particularly encourage international colleagues who may be planning to visit the UK around this time to join us in Aberdeen and present their work. We will advertise a website nearer the time with all relevant information, and a call for abstracts will be sent out in June.
Aberdeen also hosts the British Science Festival that week so we are planning a glaciologically themed event for the evening of Tuesday 4th September to which all attendees at the IGS BB are invited.
The aim of this summer school is to talk and learn about recent developments in microstructural analysis of ice and snow. It is mostly focused on MSc, PhD and also postdocs. Undergraduates are also welcome to apply. Our goal is to get around 35 students together. Over 4 days, lecturers will present various aspects of microstructures of ice and snow, inclusing theory, analysis, experiment and numerical modelling. During a special science and career day, lecturers and participants will talk about their careers, and offer advice on writing applications and proposals.
The Cryosphere Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee has initiated a field workshop on studies of Arctic tidewater glaciers. The workshop will be held in Svalbard aboard the Polish r/v “Horyzont II”. The ship has suitable facilities for workshop sessions and will provide accommodation, board, social meetings and transport of participants to neighboring tidewater glaciers by motor boats.
This workshop will be run by Christine M. Hunter (Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Alaska Fairbanks) and Jean-Dominique Lebreton (Director of Research at CNRS, Montpellier, France). The workshop will discuss field population dynamics and matrix population modeling.
The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the immediate past, the present situation, and the prospects for the near future of urbanization in the Arctic. The conference will explore different aspects of urbanization such as:
Join us for the Arctic Imperative Summit — two days of provocative discussions, investor roundtables and original research focusing on infrastructure development, policy needs and economic opportunities in the Alaskan Arctic. The summit will be hosted by Alaska Dispatch and will bring together leading voices in this conversation, including residents from the small villages that comprise Alaska's coastal communities, state, national and international leaders, the heads of shipping and industry, as well as international policymakers and the news media.
The effect of global warming on arctic and alpine environments is more and more relevant to plant science, particularly dendrochronology. Since the anatomical structure of arctic and alpine plants, and the structural variability caused by environmental change, is not well known, this course is being offered to set a baseline for future anatomical and dendroecological studies beyond forests.
Researchers from NASA Ames Research Center will provide insights into the new technologies that form the solid engineering basis for modern cargo airship systems. Speakers from the mining, oil, and gas industries will describe their transportation challenges and how they plan to exploit cargo airships in support of their businesses. Local Alaskan air freight firms will discuss how cargo airships can complement existing air transport fleets by providing additional capability and expanding air shipping services.