Every two years, the George Wright Society organizes the USA's premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites. By these three overlapping terms we mean a broad array of places, both "cultural" and "natural," managed by different entities under a variety of designations:
The seminar provides a forum for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to present their work, discuss cutting edge aspects of their research, and build collaborative relationships with their colleagues and established scientists, at a critical time in their careers. Financial support will be offered in priority to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending both the conference and the preceding seminar.
Please note that a symposium will be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of glacier research at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich. The symposium language will be German, but all people interested in glaciology and glacier research are welcome.
This webinar will cover basic camera principles and techniques for utilizing digital video into research projects. Included will be camera and basic equipment options, fundamental filming techniques, legal concerns, and data retrieval and storage. Maya Salganek and her students worked with UAF researchers for the publication "Field Techniques for Sea Ice Research" manual and multimedia DVD. She also served as a section editor and contributor for the book North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska's Changing Social-Ecological Systems.
Organizers of the 4th Polar Shipping Summit announce a final call for registration. The summit, which will look at the current operational challenges faced by arctic shipping companies, will be convened 12-13 March 2013 in Montreal, Canada.
The Standing Committee of the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region will hold its next meeting in March. One of the main priorities of the Standing Committee was originally to support the establishment of the Arctic Council. The new organization, representing the eight Arctic states (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the USA) and the European Parliament was founded on 19 September 1996. Since then the Committee has worked actively to promote the work of the Council. The Committee participates in the meetings of the Arctic Council as an observer.
This workshop is an annual gathering for international researchers to present work on any aspect of high-latitude environments (past, present, and future). Organizers strive for a relaxed, friendly, and interactive experience, fostered in part by the workshop's relatively small size. Researchers are invited to present their very latest research; the abstract deadline is just a few weeks before the workshop. Student participation is strongly encouraged, with partial support available to those making presentations (limited number of slots).
As North America's premier Arctic oil and gas conference — the annual Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium has been a gathering place for discussion and sharing for industry players, community leaders and government officials involved in northern projects since 2001.
The event is hosted by The Economist. The Arctic Summit will discuss big issues concerning the region: chase for natural resources, impact of climate change, emergence of new trading routes and the need for responsible governance. The summit has been designed to focus attention and to promote constructive thinking prior to the next Arctic Council Ministers' meeting in 2013.
This two-day course prepares researchers for field work in the Arctic. The course covers cold weather camping, survival techniques, basic first aid, working around aircraft, emergency communications, bears, search-and-rescue procedures and risk management.
For more information, please contact allen [at] polarfield.com with any questions, or sarah [at] polarfield.com to register.