Canterbury Christ Church University is pleased to announce that it will be running a new short course in GIS. The intensive week-long course will run from 15th-19th July 2013 at its Canterbury campus, in Kent, UK.
This symposium links the functional importance of land and water ecosystems and their biocomplexity under an ecosystemic perspective in order to understand: the Antarctic trophic web; effects of human impacts such as the ozone hole, climate change, and the increase in tourism activities; the flexible boundaries and dynamic gradients in Antarctic ecosystem; and the Antarctic marine biodiversity through its patterns, processes, and trends. The symposium is organized around six themes:
The U.S. National/Naval Ice Center (NIC) and the U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC) co-host this follow-on symposium to address the changing state of Arctic sea ice and associated environmental conditions vis-a-vis emerging or expected naval, maritime, and associated activities and operations in the region. Invited speakers include nationally and internationally recognized experts on Arctic observations, climate change, and maritime operations.
The Melnikov Permafrost Institute announces that the Third Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists will be held 24 June - 13 July 2013 in Yakutsk, Russia.
The forum will include the Geocryological Conference held in Yakutsk from 24-27 June 2013 and the Field Workshop in the southern Verkhoyansk Mountains from 29 June to 13 July 2013. Young researchers--including undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows--are invited to attend. Forum themes include:
The 3rd Airship Workshop will follow up the achievements of last year's workshop by focusing on potential approaches and actions that would facilitate establishing strong cargo airship business commitments to serving customers in Alaska and other Northern areas. Workshops will consider specific actions that may be initiated.
The conference will bring together some 1200 scientists from both fields to present and discuss the latest research in separate or joint sessions. A large variety of topics will be covered, from ice-sheet modelling to extreme climate events, from solar UV radiation to avalanche formation and permafrost – be sure to contribute and benefit from the possibility to extend your network and meet excellent scientists from a wide range of fields.
"Addressing climate change challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective"
Mon, 07/08/2013 to Wed, 07/10/2013
San Sebastián, Spain
This year the BC3 Summer School (July 8th, 9th, 10th) entitled "Addressing Climate Change Challenges from a Multidisciplinary Perspective" will be structured similarly to IPCC (International Panel for Climate Change) assessment reports. For this purpose, we have invited researchers that can help us to better understand the biophysical part behind the economics of climate change. The course will have three main sessions/days, each of them focusing in one of the subjects of the IPCC Working Groups: climate science, adaptation and impact and mitigation of climate change.
The growing focus on arctic oil/gas exploration and production has raised the need for new industry practices and standards for materials selection, qualification and design for structures. Challenges in arctic operations include low temperatures that are encountered (i.e. design temperatures down to -60°C) and large temperature variations between summer and winter. Yet another aspect is the potentially large deformations that may be imposed on pipelines and structures due to frost heave, thaw settlement, or iceberg scour.
Developments in the Arctic have mostly been studied through defense studies, international relations, geopolitics, and to a lesser extent, economics. Public policies of arctic states in the High North have attracted far less attention, with the exception of Indigenous peoples' rights. This panel refers to the definition of the Arctic by the Arctic Human Development Report based largely on northern political units.
The ICPG 2013 is an excellent platform to communicate your research in population geographies to the rest of the academic world. From September 1st, 2012 onwards it is possible to upload your abstracts. Completed papers as well as works in progress are welcome. Plenary sessions on Healthy Ageing and Population Decline will be organized.