The ecosystem changes underway in the Arctic region are expected to have significant impacts on living resources in both the short and long run, and current actions and policies adopted by the Nordic states over such resource governance will have serious and ultimately irreversible consequences in the near and long terms. In particular, the breadth and scope of integration of science and political economy into the formulation of strategies for economic resource use and preservation will determine the outcomes of such policies.
"School for Young Arctic Researchers," and "Arctic Scientists Workshop"
Tue, 10/22/2013 to Fri, 10/25/2013
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
The Forum for Arctic Ocean Modeling and Observational Synthesis (FAMOS) is an international effort to focus on enhancing collaboration and coordination among arctic marine and sea ice modelers, theoreticians, and observationalists. This collaboration is based on a set of activities starting from generating hypotheses, to planning research including both observations and modeling, and to finalizing analyses synthesizing major results from the field studies and coordinated numerical experiments.
This is an open and informal meeting of glaciologists from the "Pacific Northwest" studying snow and ice around the world. This is an informal gathering with no abstracts, no pre-registration, and a strong history of student participation. All are welcome.
NEW for 2013: In addition to regular (15 minute) talks, we are now encouraging (5 minute) 'microtalks' for those wishing to share new data or ideas in a short format.
Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
Sat, 10/12/2013 to Sat, 10/19/2013
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.
Toward Better Understanding of Climate Changes in the Arctic
Wed, 10/16/2013 to Fri, 10/18/2013
Incheon, Republic of Korea
Organizers of the 19th International Symposium on Polar Sciences announce an extended call for abstracts. The conference will convene 16-18 October 2013 at the Korea Polar Research Institute in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
"Quantifying the Environmental Impact of Forest Fires"
Tue, 10/15/2013 to Thu, 10/17/2013
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
As we attempt to model the Earth System it is important that the impact of forest fires on the Earth System is fully understood and quantified. These impacts can be on climate, the biosphere, ecosystem functioning, society and livelihood. Fire disturbance has been identified by climate modellers as an Essential Climate Variable. Forest disturbance and the associated carbon flux needs to be measured and reported under the United Nations REDD+ programme.
National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan
To manage the considerable data legacy of the International Polar Year (IPY), the National Antarctic Data Centres under SCAR initiated several dedicated data-services. To construct an effective framework for long-term stewardship, data must be made available promptly, and adequate technologies should be employed (e.g., a repository service, such as the Polar Information Commons (PIC)).
The inaugural Arctic Circle will be held October 12-14, 2013. The mission of the Arctic Circle is to facilitate dialogue and build relationships to confront the Arctic's greatest challenges. We aim to strengthen the decision-making process by bringing together as many Arctic and international partners as possible under one large "open tent."
By facilitating circumpolar meetings of leaders across disciplines, we will identify truly sustainable development practices for the Arctic, the world's last pristine environment.
An interdisciplinary conference of the humanities and social sciences entitled 'Heritage and Change in the Arctic' announces a call for papers. The conference will be convened 11-14 October 2013 at the University of Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland.
The aim of the conference is to promote interaction and exchanges between practitioners and researchers in the fields of snow and avalanche science. The conference is organized in Grenoble and the field trip will take place in Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Translation of the oral presentations will be done into English, French, Italian and German.