Participate in a live interactive webchat on global cooperation on the impact of climate change on our oceans. Ask Commander Blake McBride, US Navy, Associate Director, Meteorology/Oceanography and Arctic Technologies, about research and simulation exercises the US Navy has been conducting on climate change, the related disappearance of sea ice and the implications for marine safety and security. The webchat will be moderated by Michelle Cook, US Consulate General Calgary, and Magdalena Muir, Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary.
The NSERC CREATE training program announces a 2013 summer school on arctic atmospheric science. It will be held 15-19 July 2013 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. The course is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in the field, with some places available for CREATE undergraduate summer interns
Organizers announce the multidisciplinary conference entitled "Understanding North," which will convene 25-26 April 2013 in Umea, Sweden.
The conference is arranged by the Umea University Faculty of Arts to celebrate the status of Umea as European Capital of Culture 2014. Conference themes will include maps, photography and literature, quality-of-life in the circumpolar region, and climate change. Contributions will subsequently be peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Northern Studies.
The natural resources of the Barents Region are of strategic importance for Europe. One intensively developing sector is mining, which will bring new opportunities to the region, but which will also cause changes in the environment. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the environmental issues connected to the mining industry and to promote best environmental practices for mines in the Barents Region. The conference will bring together operators and authorities from Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The Department of Archaeology and The Center for Research in Humanities at the University of Iceland announce open registration and a call for papers for the 13th Nordic Tag conference. Entitled "Borders-Margins-Fringes: Archaeologies on/from the Edge," the conference will convene 21-25 April 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The conference will provide a discussion forum of theoretical debate in archaeology, cultural heritage management, material culture studies, and other related disciplines.
Sponsored by the World Ocean Council, SOS 2013 is designed to bring together a diverse range of ocean industries: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, offshore renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, cables and pipelines, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others - as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.
The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2013 is a three day science symposium. The over-all theme of the symposium is “The Arctic Hub - Regional and Global Perspectives”.
The ASSW is an initiative of IASC. The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science, and to combine science and management meetings to save on travel and time. The ASSW also offers insight into Arctic research undertaken by the host country. IASSA is one of IASC’s main partners in the organization of the ASSW.
The Polar Regions in the 21st Century: Globalization, Climate Change and Geopolitics
Mon, 04/15/2013 to Thu, 04/18/2013
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
The American Polar Society will hold a meeting and symposium at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This meeting and symposium is titled "The Polar Regions in the 21st Century: Globalization, Climate Change and Geopolitics." Keynote speakers include Lonnie Thompson, Ph.D., Byrd Polar Research Center and Paul Mayewski, Ph.D., Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
In conjunction with The International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD) Workshop
Sun, 04/14/2013 to Tue, 04/16/2013
Organizers announce the annual Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group (CFG) meeting, the International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD) Workshop, and a joint meeting of both groups. The three events will precede the 2013 Arctic Science Summit Week and convene 14-16 April 2013 in Krakow, Poland.