Session: Holocene Glacier Variability from the Tropics to the Poles
Wed, 07/20/2011 to Wed, 07/27/2011
Glaciers respond sensitively to climate change. Recent (Holocene) glacier fluctuations are a valuable proxy for terrestrial interglacial paleoclimate conditions. A main challenge for interpreting paleoclimate from past mountain glacier extents is distinguishing local and regional patterns from global signals. Reconstructing Holocene glacier extents involves many disciplines including terrestrial and marine geology, geochronology and glaciology. For this session, we invite research on Holocene glacier fluctuations around the globe.
The 20th International Conference on Bear Research and Management will be held 17-23 July 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Registration is now available. The conference is coordinated by the International Association for Bear Research and Management.
Session themes for the conference will include:
- Bears and climate change;
- Ecology and behavior of polar bears;
- Aboriginal and traditional knowledge of bears; and
- Human-bear conflict/human dimensions.
The UKPN, in partnership with the National Center for Earth Observation, the Earth Observation technology cluster, and ESA, are proud to present a 3 day summer school aimed at early doctoral students working in Polar or cryospheric remote sensing.
Our ambition is to bring together scientists studying the different components of Polar Earth Science to exchange information and perspectives. As we come to terms with climate change, understanding the landscape and environmental response of the Polar regions, in particular the great Antarctic Ice Sheets, becomes ever more important. Study of geological archives, ice cores, and modern systems offers an unrivalled opportunity to reconstruct and understand the Earth’s climatic variability; something which impacts on all countries and peoples of the world.
Energy development on Tribal lands is evolving with new partnerships between Tribes, the federal government, states and the private sector in fossil fuels, renewables and transmission. This seminar will kick off with an in-depth report from the Hill on national Tribal energy policy being debated in Washington, DC and across the nation, from the ARRA stimulus experience through new leadership for Tribal energy in the U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior. The opportunities for Tribes and Alaska Natives to advance projects in Indian Country will be highlighted.
POAC, the acronym for the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, addresses the unique issues related to coastal and offshore engineering in ice-covered waters. The objective of each conference is to improve knowledge of ice-related problems by having scientists, technologists, and design and development engineers discuss and exchange ideas on relevant topics.
The Norwegian Research School for Climate Dynamics will organize a summer school on "Role of sea ice in the climate system" from 27 June to 9 July 2009. The Norwegian Research School in Climate Dynamics (ResClim) is a national training environment for PhD candidates in climate dynamics. The summer school will be hosted by University Centre in Svalbard in the high Arctic and will gather a range of experienced researchers as guest lecturers.
The objective of this course is to give an interdisciplinary introduction to environmental change in the Polar areas based upon past, present and future research being done in the Arctic during and after the IPY. The course will offer a unique field-training experience for internationally recruited students (undergraduate/early graduate) in a high-arctic environment, further on providing them with the latest IPY research data and information to be used for interdisciplinary project work during the field-school.