In commemoration of its 80th anniversary, the American Polar Society will join with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography to bring together world-class leaders in science and diplomacy to discuss the role of polar oceans in global climate change.
The Forum for Arctic Ocean Modeling and Observational Synthesis (FAMOS) is an international effort to focus on enhancing collaboration and coordination among arctic marine and sea ice modelers, theoreticians and observationalists based on a set of activities starting from generating hypotheses, to planning research included both observations and modeling, and to finalizing analyses synthesizing major results from the field studies and coordinated numerical experiments.
Arctic Shipping Forum North America 2015 - essential information for understanding the challenges of shipping operations in the Arctic. The ONLY event in North America dedicated to examining shipping operations in the Arctic.
The Geosciences and Education and Human Resources Directorates are partnering to advance and develop understanding of learning environments that build upon the rich interdisciplinary resources emerging from polar investments.
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. There are three tracks with distinct purposes.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just issued a "Notice of Funding Opportunity" (a request for proposals) on behalf of the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative. This solicitation is for short pre-proposals that can fall into three different categories for our Terrestrial Systems theme. The three categories for proposals are:
Category 1) Patterns of change, and their impacts, in the phenology and distribution of terrestrial subsistence resources, harvested species, or other species of management interest;
NOAA Fisheries announced the availability of up $10 million through 2016 Saltonstall-Kennedy (SK) Grant competition. The goal of the SK program is to fund projects that address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase other opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable. The FY16 solicitation seeks applicants that fall into seven priorities. The solicitation will close on November 2, 2015.
Don't forget to submit your ideas for an interactive exhibit by October 31 for the Academies' "Arctic Matters Day" being held on January 14, 2016. The free event is part of a larger initiative to raise awareness about rapid Arctic climate change and its regional and global impacts. The agenda features lively “TED-like” talks from top experts who study Arctic change. Answer the call for exhibitor applications today.
The 2nd World Seabird Conference (2ndWSC) will build on the progress and success of the 1 st World Seabird Conference and will once again place seabirds on the global stage. Our goal is to provide a venue for seabird scientists from across the globe to gather with their colleagues and discuss research, conservation, and innovative technology as they relate to the study of seabirds and their marine environment.
The U.S. Permafrost Association will be awarding up to eight travel grants between $500-$1000 for U.S. based students and post-graduate researchers (within six years of their terminal degree) to attend the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015. The applicant must be first author on a permafrost-related research presentation at AGU. Preference will be given to an applicant who possesses both USPA and PYRN memberships. Two of the grants are reserved for engineering disciplines. Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.