"Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future"
Sat, 06/08/2013 to Thu, 06/13/2013
Snowy Mountain Ranch, Granby, Colorado
The goal of this Chapman Conference is to bring together scholars, social scientists, and journalists to discuss both the history and recent advances in the understanding of climate science and how to communicate that science to policymakers, the media, and society. A research agenda of the conference will focus on the efficacy of scientific communication, with ideas on improved practices arising as an outcome from collaborations spawned at the conference.
Organizers announce that the 22nd International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC '13) will be held 9-13 June 2013, at the Aalto University campus in Espoo, Finland.
POAC conferences began in 1971 and have been held every two years at different international venues. Over the years, POAC has been the mainstay of arctic engineering conferences and typically attracts over 150 participants to each conference.
The Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison announces the 8th Antarctic Meteorological Observing, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMFW). It will be held 10-12 June 2013, at the University of Wisconsin's Pyle Center in Madison, Wisconsin. There will be an informal icebreaker on 9 June.
The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) will host a webinar entitled "Responses of Marine Mammals to Environmental Changes in the Arctic" on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. AKDT. The webinar will be presented by Kathy Huntington, Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services (AVPS).
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists in conjunction with Congressman Sam Farr and responders will highlight how they access and interpret science to keep communities safe and commerce moving through a hypothetical California-based scenario impacting a National Marine Sanctuary, walking participants through each step of the response. The scenario will cover: oil spill response, marine debris tracking and removal, early Natural Resource Damage Assessment efforts, information management, and public involvement.
The U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Research Program (CLIVAR) will sponsor an international workshop entitled "Understanding the Response of Greenland's Marine Terminating Glaciers to Oceanic and Atmospheric Forcing." It is scheduled to convene 3-7 June 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.
CLIVAR is a U.S. national research program investigating the variability and predictability of the global climate system on seasonal, inter-annual, decadal, and centennial timescales, with a particular emphasis on the role the ocean plays in climate variability.
The CliC Arctic Sea Ice Working Group has held three past workshops (2009 - 2011) bringing together some of the world's leading sea ice researchers to develop, standardize and implement measurement protocols and to integrate observation and modeling. Since 2011 CliC, together with SCAR, strives to integrate sea-ice modeling and observation activities in the Southern Ocean through ASPeCt. This workshop for 30 researchers from around the world will include specialists working on sea-ice modeling, observations, remote sensing and forecasting.
The workshop focuses on the impact of our climate on coastal zones and inland waters, on climate change and its expected effects on European seas, and on the role of remote sensing for its study. Topics include:
The French Arctic Initiative's inaugural symposium entitled "Arctic : the Major Scientific Issues" will be held June 3-5, 2013 at Collège de France, in Paris. It will be followed, on June 6, 2013, by a day of reflection on future prospects for the Arctic and, in the evening, public event at l'Institut Océanographique.