This workshop is intended to familiarize participants with a method of texture analysis and orientation imaging (the CIP method) and to discuss texture interpretation with a special emphasis on ice. The workshop is open to all PhD level and postgraduate students and researchers.
The aim of the workshop is twofold:
(1) to introduce participants to a light-optical method for texture analysis (CIP), orientation and misorientation imaging, and
The Parallel Ice Sheet Model (www.pism-docs.org) project provides an open source, fully-parallel, high-resolution ice sheet model. The PISM developer team at the University of Fairbanks Alaska is organizing a one day informal, interactive and hands-on workshop covering the following topics:
The Pechora Sea region in the European North-East is an area where the oil-and-gas industry is actively developed both offshore and onshore. At the same time, it is also a territory of unique tundra ecosystems, valuable coastal and marine regions, Indigenous cultures, and protected natural areas. The conference aims to evaluate the present-day environmental status of the Nenets Autonomous District territory and adjacent Pechora Sea, and search for ways of decreasing environmental risks.
Since November 2006 Dr. Jeffries has lived in Washington, DC, and worked in northern Virginia, first for the National Science Foundation (2006-10) and then the Office of Naval Research (2011-present). All the while he remained a professor and employee of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In this seminar he'll explain how one can work for the Federal Government and remain a university professor, describe what a science and technology program officer does, highlight differences between agencies, and suggest why it's important that academic researchers know and understand these differences.
The challenges facing the Arctic during a time of change and global warming uncertainty will be the subject of frank and lively debate between policymakers, Ambassadors from European Union and Arctic nations, polar scientists, and representatives industry and Arctic indigenous peoples groups, at the 2012 Arctic Futures Symposium, taking place in Brussels on October 4th and 5th.
Join us on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the GeoData Center in the International Arctic Research Center for "Snow & Ice" – a First Friday Art Show. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.