All abstract submissions for American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting must be received by 3 August 2016 at 23:59ET/3:59+1 GMT (11:59 P.M. EST). Abstracts will not be accepted for review after this date.
The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) will host an Informational Webinar on the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee's Draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021.
IARPC requests public comment on the draft Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 (Five-Year Plan). The Five Year Plan describes research priorities that are expected to benefit from interagency collaboration. It will be published by the Office of Science and Technology Policy in late 2016.
The Five-Year Plan and additional information is available at:
Abstract submission for the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, held as part of the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is now open. Submissions on all aspects of polar weather, climate, and oceanography are being solicited. The conference will include invited and contributed oral and poster presentations, joint sessions between other relevant AMS conferences, and activities for early career polar scientists on behalf of the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS).
I am writing to let you know that the 2017-2018 Core Fulbright U.S.Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications for awards in arctic affairs! Opportunities are available for teaching and/or research in nearly every discipline, from engineering to political science, anthropology, communications and more! I encourage you to share this announcement with your colleagues and network.
Arctic-COLORS is a Field Campaign Scoping Study supported by NASA's Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry (OBB) Program that aims to quantify present and future impacts of changing land and ice on marine net ecosystem productivity in the fastest warming environment on the planet: the Arctic.
A number of studies indicate an apparent slowdown in the overall steady rise in global average surface temperature between roughly 1998 and 2014. Most models did not directly project such a slowdown—a fact that stimulated a lot of new research on variability of Earth’s climate system. At a September 2015 workshop, leading scientists gathered to share their research and current understanding of climate variability on decadal timescales (10 to 30 years).
The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks announces that the 2016 IARC Summer School will be held 11-23 July.
Arctic climate is the result of a complex interplay between the atmosphere, the ocean, sea ice and a terrestrial component in which freezing and thawing are critical to variations over a range of timescales. Since changes in the Arctic may well have global implications, it is essential that Arctic climate simulations be enhanced in order to reduce the uncertainties in projections of climate change.
Rick Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, National Weather Service
University of Alaska Fairbanks, IARC/Akasofu 407, or online: 12:00 -1:00pm AKDT, 4:00 - 5:00pm EDT
The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. Rick Thoman (Climate Science and Services Manager, Environmental and Scientific Services Division, National Weather Service Alaska Region) will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review forecast tools and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the upcoming season.