The natural resources of the Barents Region are of strategic importance for Europe. One intensively developing sector is mining, which will bring new opportunities to the region, but which will also cause changes in the environment. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the environmental issues connected to the mining industry and to promote best environmental practices for mines in the Barents Region. The conference will bring together operators and authorities from Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
The Department of Archaeology and The Center for Research in Humanities at the University of Iceland announce open registration and a call for papers for the 13th Nordic Tag conference. Entitled "Borders-Margins-Fringes: Archaeologies on/from the Edge," the conference will convene 21-25 April 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The conference will provide a discussion forum of theoretical debate in archaeology, cultural heritage management, material culture studies, and other related disciplines.
Sponsored by the World Ocean Council, SOS 2013 is designed to bring together a diverse range of ocean industries: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, offshore renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, cables and pipelines, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others - as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.
The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2013 is a three day science symposium. The over-all theme of the symposium is “The Arctic Hub - Regional and Global Perspectives”.
The ASSW is an initiative of IASC. The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science, and to combine science and management meetings to save on travel and time. The ASSW also offers insight into Arctic research undertaken by the host country. IASSA is one of IASC’s main partners in the organization of the ASSW.
The Polar Regions in the 21st Century: Globalization, Climate Change and Geopolitics
Mon, 04/15/2013 to Thu, 04/18/2013
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
The American Polar Society will hold a meeting and symposium at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This meeting and symposium is titled "The Polar Regions in the 21st Century: Globalization, Climate Change and Geopolitics." Keynote speakers include Lonnie Thompson, Ph.D., Byrd Polar Research Center and Paul Mayewski, Ph.D., Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, ME.
In conjunction with The International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD) Workshop
Sun, 04/14/2013 to Tue, 04/16/2013
Organizers announce the annual Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group (CFG) meeting, the International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD) Workshop, and a joint meeting of both groups. The three events will precede the 2013 Arctic Science Summit Week and convene 14-16 April 2013 in Krakow, Poland.
The aim of this conference is to establish contacts between students, post-graduate students and young scientists of the Russian Federation and foreign countries for the exchange of academic ideas and research results, stimulation of interest to the research activity, and the identification of creative potential of young people. The conference will include a plenary session, thematic sections, and an exhibition entitled 'Scientific, Technical, and Art Works of the Youth.'
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) announces the Polar Geography and Cryosphere special sessions topics and calls for abstracts for the 2013 AAG Annual Meetings. The meetings will be held 9-12 April 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Polar Geography and Cryosphere special sessions include the following:
The EGU General Assembly 2013 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Especially for young scientists, it is the aim of the EGU to provide a forum where they can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.