The World Wildlife Foundation will host the Fuller Symposium on the Forces of Nature. Speakers from around the world will engage in active discussion around topics including local responses to forces like land grabbing and climate change, evaluation of community conservation impacts, new technologies for catalyzing social movements, private-sector initiatives, and global policy opportunities. The annual Fuller Symposium convenes thought leaders in science, policy, conservation, and development to discuss innovative approaches to complex issues facing our planet.
A NSF-sponsored workshop will be held at the University of Houston on November 7th & 8th, 2013, for US-based scientists to discuss future drilling projects in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Abstracts (<250 words) for talks or posters are invited in the broad themes of site selection, continental drilling, stratigraphic drilling, physical properties and logging, and data integration and modeling. All presentations should focus on potential future drilling projects and their scientific justification. The participation of early career scientists is encouraged.
This workshop will bring together a diversity of stakeholders to learn more about and respond to community desires to be part of oil spill first-response efforts that help protect food security and other local resources; come to agreement on the multiple roles local community members can play in responding to oil spills; and create an action plan for moving forward on this topic. The workshop is sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
The Arctic CORDEX Meeting will be held November 8, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. This short (half day) meeting will be organized in concert with the CORDEX meeting (see more at: http://cordex2013.wcrp-climate.org/) to discuss plans for common analysis and simulations over the Arctic CORDEX domain.
Through the NORA REGION CONFERENCE 2013, NORA seeks to focus on the common challenges that many media outlets in the NORA Region face. Such as media economy, journalistic impartiality and critical journalism in small communities where direct confrontation is generally not the norm. NORA hopes that the conference will help enhance regional news coverage through a closer cooperation among representatives of the media in the NORA Region.
The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) will host the webinar. The webinar will be presented by Jeremy Mathis from the Ocean Acidification Research Center at UAF and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
The Sitka WhaleFest hosts a unique science symposium blending local knowledge and scientific inquiry concerning the rich marine environment of the North Pacific. The festival includes many community and cultural activities such as the science symposium lectures, interactive student sessions, marine wildlife cruises with scientists, a marine themed artisan market, music, local foods, a banquet, art and fun run/walk.
The meeting provides an informal venue for Nordic-based scientists and students in cryosphere research and related topics to present their latest results. The meeting is hosted by the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki.
Detailed information about the IGS Nordic Branch 2013 meeting can be found at the webpage.
Abstract deadline is 30th of August 2013
Registration deadline is 30th of August 2013