Past Events

When: 
Tue, 11/29/2011
Where: 
New Brunswick, Canada

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an Inuk climate change advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, will give a public lecture on the human dimensions of climate change Tuesday, 29 November 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST. The lecture will be held in Convocation Hall at Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada) but will also be broadcast online.

Entitled 'Not the Time to COP Out,' the lecture will mark the second day of the international United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-17) climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa.

When: 
Tue, 11/15/2011
Where: 
Anchorage, Alaska

Join the Institute of the North for this quarter's Arctic Policy Forum. This presentation and networking event will focus on science and collaboration in the Arctic and will feature Michael Macrander, Lead Scientist for Shell and Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

When: 
Mon, 11/07/2011 to Fri, 11/11/2011
Where: 
Montreal, Canada

The course is for those interested in using groundwater models to solve practical or theoretical hydrology problems involving freeze/thaw. Participants may be consultants, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, faculty and students, staff from governments, consultancies, and universities are welcome. Some experience in the application of numerical models to study groundwater problems is recommended.

When: 
Mon, 11/07/2011 to Wed, 11/09/2011
Where: 
Grenoble, France

The purpose of this conference is to gather researchers from the material science community around the following subjects that have been studied with ice:

- Intermittency and scale invariance, from dislocations to polycrystal
- Strain heterogeneities and recrystallization mechanisms
- Multi-scale characterization and modeling
- Brittle deformation, from the material to the large scale environment (sea ice, mantle crust, etc.)
- Ice and engineering materials
- Polar ice deformation
- Extraterrestrial ice deformation

When: 
Sat, 10/22/2011 to Sat, 10/29/2011
Where: 
Colorado Springs, CO

This symposium is for early-career climate change researchers. The symposium is hosted by Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS).

When: 
Mon, 10/24/2011 to Fri, 10/28/2011
Where: 
Denver, CO

The WCRP Open Science Conference (OSC) will represent a unique opportunity to assemble the large international scientific community to focus on key challenges and opportunities in advance understanding and prediction of variability and change of Earth?s climate system on all space and time scales. The OSC will assist WCRP and its partners to identify and develop the climate information required to address climate-related challenges facing all citizens of the planet.

When: 
Mon, 10/24/2011 to Wed, 10/26/2011
Where: 
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Canada will discuss polar bear conservation with governments and scientists from four other Arctic nations at a meeting this fall in Iqaluit. The meeting, slated to take place Oct. 24 to 26, will mark the first time the five signatories to the 1973 Agreement on Conservation of Polar Bears will meet in Canada's North, where two-thirds of the world's polar bears are based.

More information coming soon.

When: 
Tue, 10/25/2011 to Wed, 10/26/2011
Where: 
Kjeller, Norway

The 10th Ny-Alesund Seminar will be held 25-26 October 2011 at the Lillestrom Centre of Expertise in Kjeller, Norway. The meeting is organized by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU).

The seminar intends to bring together scientists who have Ny-Alesund as a base for their research. The aim of the two-day meeting is to exchange experiences and share advancements from research and monitoring activities in the Arctic. The meeting wants to encourage collaborations between researchers related to the following flagship programs:

When: 
Fri, 10/14/2011 to Sat, 10/15/2011
Where: 
Portland, Oregon

Details will be forthcoming

When: 
Mon, 10/10/2011 to Wed, 10/12/2011
Where: 
Urumchi, Xinjiang, China

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.