This conference provides an opportunity for postgraduates to present their research and meet others in the field of Quaternary science in a relaxed and friendly environment. The conference will be structured around four main themes: palaeoglaciology, sea-level change, palaeoclimatology and geoarchaeology/landscape evolution. Registration and abstract submission are now open and will close on Friday 5th August.
The University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen
The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, in cooperation with the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Nansen Scientific Society, and the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), invites
applications to a summer school program entitled "Impact of climate change on resources, maritime transport, and geopolitics in the Arctic and the Svalbard area." The summer school takes place 21-28 August 2011 at the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research and UNIS.
The Arctic Ungulate Conference is held every four years. The theme of the 2011 conference is "Challenges of Managing Northern Ungulates" and will address the difficulties of managing ungulate populations that are
faced with the unpredictable effects of climate change and an ever-increasing human presence on the land. The conference will also focus on the challenges associated with developing recovery actions for declining caribou and reindeer populations that are an integral part of Aboriginal cultures and ways of life.
The objective of the symposium and field trip is to provide an opportunity for the researchers and engineers working on permafrost studies in mountain and arid land regions to discuss and exchange their achievements and experiences.
The Symposium and field trip will be organized under the auspices of the International and Mongolian Permafrost Associations and the Institute of Geography, Mongolian Academy of Sciences with the collaboration of sponsors.
Over the past three decades, China has experienced a dramatic change in economical development which has resulted in accelerating rates of landscape change and the inevitable conflicts between man and environment. China now faces the challenge of developing landscape practices that will provide a basis for economic growth as well as environmental security.
The main topic of the meeting is "Methods for measure, collect and assimilate hydrological information in cold climate". The program is divided into seven sessions covering different other topics related to cold climate hydrology as solid precipitation, cold climate hydrology effects on ecosystems, nested catchments studies and supersites and presentation within these fields are encouraged. There are also two open sessions for presentations that does not fit in these topics.
The PNWER Arctic Caucus was formed in November 2009 as an informal group of legislators, government officials, business and non-profit leaders committed to the responsible development of North America’s Arctic. The purpose of the Arctic Caucus is to provide a forum within PNWER for the arctic jurisdictions of Alaska, Yukon and NWT to share information, discuss issues of mutual concern, and to identify areas for collaboration; which may include providing arctic-relevant input to PNWER working groups.
The summer school is a two week graduate level course designed to give students a higher level of understanding of the Arctic climate system. The course is structured in two parts, the first is a week lectures presented by invited speakers on the relevant principals, theories and dynamics of what defines Arctic climate, from the planetary level through the atmosphere to the oceans and land. The second week of the course is devoted to actual field and laboratory exercises where students will have an opportunity to work and explore in more detail unique aspects of Arctic climate.
Session: Holocene Glacier Variability from the Tropics to the Poles
Wed, 07/20/2011 to Wed, 07/27/2011
Glaciers respond sensitively to climate change. Recent (Holocene) glacier fluctuations are a valuable proxy for terrestrial interglacial paleoclimate conditions. A main challenge for interpreting paleoclimate from past mountain glacier extents is distinguishing local and regional patterns from global signals. Reconstructing Holocene glacier extents involves many disciplines including terrestrial and marine geology, geochronology and glaciology. For this session, we invite research on Holocene glacier fluctuations around the globe.