Following the end of easy oil and gas, operators are now looking to many of the world’s frontier regions for exploration and production. As a result, the Arctic region has seen rapidly intensifying levels of petroleum resource development over the past few decades. Exploration and production now dominates the Arctic agenda. It is clear that the Arctic is a place characterised by extreme operating conditions, where remoteness, ice presence, prolonged darkness and political regulation pose just some of the threats to efficient operation.
12:30-1:30PM, Federal Maritime Commission Hearing Room, Washington, D.C.
The Federal Maritime Commission's Maritime Environmental Committee will be hosting a Brown Bag Speaker Series with a presentation by Dr. John Farrell, Executive Director of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and Captain David Murk, Senior Maritime Safety and Security Advisor to the Secretary of Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The speakers will discuss the environmental impact commercial shipping may have in the Arctic, United States' interests in the Arctic, and the viability of commercial shipping in the region.
This conference will cover various topics related to physical and chemical properties of ice in condensed matter physics, surface science, chemistry, geophysics, space science, biology, and materials science. Sessions will be organized so as to promote interdisciplinary discussion of the physics and chemistry of ice. Session topics include:
This annual conference brings together major interested parties in the region development - leading politicians, academics, business executives and the future leaders of the High North represented by Master- and PhD students from all over the world. The topic of the conference is “Arctic in a Global Perspective - Resources”. In 2014, the Arctic Dialogue has a special focus on challenges and opportunities of exploration and utilization of the resources in the Arctic.
As a continuation of the very first SPE Workshop to be arranged by SPE Northern Norway, we are happy to invite you to the 2014 SPE Workshop in Arctic Norway.
As opposed to the previous workshop, it is decided to focus on geographical region; the Barents Sea. The main object will be to look at the special challenges encountered in the Barents Sea which are different from other places on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. This will range from logistics, climate and political impact to very specific petroleum engineering subjects:
The NSF Arctic Observing Network (AON) announces the next thematic webinar in the series on Long-Term Observing Management and Governance. This event will focus on Award Structure and Management, and will be an interactive panel discussion held on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. This event has been rescheduled from February.
"Arctic's New Normal: Shifting Environmental Baselines Over Decades to Millennia and Comparisons with the Antarctic"
Fri, 03/14/2014 to Sun, 03/16/2014
We strive for a relaxed, friendly, and interactive experience, fostered in part by our relatively small size. And unlike most meetings, you can present your very latest research; the abstract deadline is only two weeks before the Workshop.
The International Glaciological Society will hold an International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment in 2014. The symposium will be held in Hobart, Australia from 10 to 14 March 2014. This will be the fourth IGS symposium dedicated to sea-ice research.
Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Davos, Switzerland
The Intercomparison of Snow Grain Size Measurements Workshop will take place from March 9-14, 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, and a follow-up workshop from August 4-5, 2014 in Reading, UK. It was motivated by the "IACS Snow Grain Size Workshop - Measurements and Applications" held April 2013 in Grenoble.
The workshop goal is to compare all currently used direct and indirect methods of measuring snow “grain size”. The following instruments are currently on our partial list to compare:
The Tranzit-DV Group, with the participation of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, is holding a conference in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The conference theme is the creation of a logistics complex - MILC (Multimodal Industrial-Logistics Complex) in the Asia-Pacific Region with developed infrastructure and traffic network.