Organizers of the Community Earth System Model - Polar Climate Working Group Meeting announce a call for presentations. The meeting will be held 15-17 February 2012 in Boulder, Colorado at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory.
The WRSA meeting includes a series of Remote Regions/Northern Development sessions to accommodate social scientists who have a special interest in research on economic, social, political, and cultural issues in remote, sparsely settled regions in the circumpolar north and elsewhere. In the past, researchers from Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Greenland, Finland, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Israel, and Russia have presented papers in these sessions, which are in their thirtieth year.
Registration is now open for the Alpine Glaciology/Glaciologist Meeting (AGM) in Zürich, Switzerland. The meeting serves as informal exchange platform for researchers working on snow, glaciers and permafrost. Oral and poster presentations are welcome, and young researchers are especially encouraged to present their work in progress.
Deadline for registration is 19 January, 2012.
There is no registration fee. Please register by email to luethi [at] vaw.baug.ethz.ch.
The Juneau Arctic Policy Forum will be hosted by the Institute of the North and will highlight the work done to develop and promote Alaska's role in Arctic decision-making. There will be presentations and discussion about the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Arctic Caucus and results from the Northern Waters Task Force. We also hope to include updates from the U.S. Coast Guard and the University of Alaska.
Endorsed by the International Arctic Science Committee, this workshop is the first in a planned series of meetings that aim to collectively shape and coordinate initiatives for research that directly addresses the needs of stakeholders who are affected by change or who are addressing arctic environmental change. The long-term objective is to enable local people, the arctic nations and the wider global community, including the scientific community, to better respond to a changing Arctic. This workshop is a pre-IPY 2012 Conference event.
The conference will bring together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in the Arctic may be addressed to ensure sustainable development, and will discuss the global energy outlook and assess the
potential of traditional and renewable energy resources in the North.
The Alaska Marine Science Symposium showcases ocean research in the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, and Gulf of Alaska. Plenary and poster sessions feature a broad spectrum of ocean science, including the fields of climate, oceanography, lower trophic levels, the benthos, fishes and invertebrates, seabirds, marine mammals, local and traditional knowledge, and socioeconomic research. The symposium will also include keynote speakers, workshops, and special sessions.
This international symposium brings together leading specialists of mountain cryosphere research giving a state of the art overview of recent findings and research strategies for the next decades. This includes glaciers and permafrost as well as combined hazard analyses. The results of this symposium will be published in a special issue of the journal Geografiska Annaler.
Inquiries can be sent to: secretary.physicalgeography [at] geo.uzh.ch.