We invite scientists, managers, students as well as representatives of governments, media and funding organizations, who have researched or are interested in cryospheric sciences, climate change, hydrology, ecology, and sociology to share research results and to discuss about the sustainable development in Central Asia. The official language of the symposium will be English.
Hosted by the Russian Geographic Society and the regional government of Arkhangelsk, the forum will host discussion on Arctic navigation, development of the Northern Sea Route, railway extensions, and construction of a deep-water port in Arkhangelsk.
Watersheds face resource impacts driven by accelerated change related to land use, population, and climate. The Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds will view watershed science with a
continental perspective including pressing issues of watershed science and management in Alaska. The purpose of the conference is to better understand the processes driving change and help managers incorporate
societal needs and scientific uncertainty in the management of natural resources.
The Arctic AAAS Division promotes science activities and communication among researchers, graduate students, wildlife managers, business leaders, rural residents, Alaska natives, high school teachers, students and others.
The Arctic Division of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) is open to all scientific scholars who are working on Arctic, Alaskan, Canadian, northern or Antarctic issues, and seeks to help them communicate their interests and discoveries to others.
Research Urgencies in the Polar Regions and their Links to the ICSU Grand Challenges in Global Sustainability
Fri, 09/23/2011 to Sat, 09/24/2011
The symposium will address all aspects of polar science, with a focus on the functioning of the earth system in the Arctic and Antarctic, the major drivers of pervasive change, and the as yet unaddressed research issues in these regions.
The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project.
Send your application to the convenor (j.oerlemans [at] uu.nl), before 9 May 2011.
A technical workshop, organized by Dr. Peter Wadhams, on the physical problems associated with oil spills and blowouts in sea ice will be held at the Istituto Geografico Polare "Silvio Zavatti," Fermo, Italy, on September 20-23, 2011. Scientists, engineers and policy makers are invited to address the questions of how oil is emitted from a blowout or spill, how the oil and gas are incorporated in the under-ice surface, how the oil layer evolves, how the oil is transported by the ice, and how and where eventual release occur.
The 27th Lowell Wakefield International Fisheries Symposium, entitled "Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change," will be held in Anchorage, Alaska. This international symposium will provide a forum for scholars, fishery managers, fishing families, and others to explore the human dimensions of fishery systems and growing need to include social science research in policy processes. The conference is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Sea Grant program.
This three-day conference aims to bring together UK Arctic scientists of all natural science disciplines: atmosphere, biology, ecology, geology, marine and terrestrial cryosphere, modern climate and palaeo-climate, oceans; their various interactions; observations and modelling; and relevant engineering research and development.