This is a three-day boating course provided by Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA http://amsea.org). Aimed at researchers working in or around water, this course covers topics such as inflatable boat and motor use, emergency signaling devices, personal flotation devices, and hypothermia. Students spend time on and in the water during training.
For more information and registration, please email fieldrisk [at] polarfield.com.
Alaska Sea Grant and other sponsors will hold a 3.5-day Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, to advance understanding of present and future responses of arctic marine ecosystems to climate change at all trophic levels, by documenting and forecasting changes in environmental processes and species responses to those changes. Presentations will focus on collaborative approaches to understanding and managing living marine resources in a changing Arctic, and to managing human responses to changing arctic marine ecosystems.
The Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) will meet to receive comments or questions regarding their draft document, "U.S. Arctic Marine Transportation System: Overview and Priorities for Action." To join the conference call, please email your request to ArcticMTS [at] cmts.gov. Staff will provide the call-in information. Both U.S. and international lines are available. The draft CMTS Arctic MTS paper is available here.
The Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard will hold a field hearing in Alaska on Arctic shipping safety and reviewing the lessons learned from the 2012 offshore drilling season. The hearing will also examine the U.S. preparation for Arctic shipping more generally, with testimony from Alaska maritime experts, local communities, and environmental groups. Witnesses include:
The Warming Arctic, the Edward R. Murrow Center and the Center of International Environment and Resource Policy will convene a group of experts, policy makers, business and media to examine the growing body of evidence on the climate impact of the Arctic - and try to share some big approaches to it.
This meeting is sponsored by:
The Edward R. Murrow Center for Public Diplomacy
Center of International Environment and Resource Policy
Canadian Consulate Boston
Media Partners: Global Post, Alaska Dispatch, Living on Earth
Polar regions are undergoing considerable changes. To address the potential impact of these changes, new technological tools and mindsets are urgently needed. This webinar, given by Bruno Danis, Associate Professor at Universite Libre de Bruxelles will develop a vision on emerging collaborative networks, illustrated by a set of real-life examples.
Organizers announce that the 6th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC), entitled "Rural Science in Action," will be held 20-22 March 2013 in Nome, Alaska.
WAISC brings together scientists, rural Alaska leaders and community members, educators, and students to discuss science, research, and issues relevant to western Alaska. The 2013 conference will highlight regional scientific efforts and community-based projects, including work based in traditional knowledge and local expertise.
The Alaska Fire Science Consortium announces a webinar entitled "Historic and Future Flammability in Alaskan Boreal Forests and Tundra Ecosystems." It will be held Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. AKDT, and the target audience includes fire managers, resource managers, students, and scientists.