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 and to register, please email: fieldrisk [at] polarfield.com.
The Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration Group (PSICE) would like to remind you that this year’s Midwest Glaciology Meeting (MGM) is quickly approaching! The Penn State Campus in University Park, PA.
MGM has historically been a small, informal meeting, with approximately 30 - 50 participants. Attendees are encouraged to present their work. Students are especially encouraged to attend, as MGM offers undergraduate, graduate students, and post-docs the opportunity to receive feedback from the glaciology community.
The event is hosted by the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER). The roundtable will provide an opportunity for regional stakeholders to learn more about the role of our Federal Governments in the Arctic and the potential impacts on Alaska, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. A remarkable group of participants and speakers will join the roundtable including, Alaska's U.S. Congressional Delegation and several legislators from PNWER jurisdictions. They will be joined by Ambassador Gary Doer, Government of Canada and representatives from the U.S. State Department; and the U.S.
Presented by: Alexey Pavlov (Director, APECS), Renuka Bahde (Executive Officer, SCAR Secretariat), Gerlis Fugmann (Post Doc, International Centre for Northern Governance and Development & University of Saskatchewan), and Maria (Masha) Tsukernik (Research Scientist & Adjunct Lecturer, Brown University)
ArcticNet announces the availability of a field program entitled 'Schools on Tundra.' It will be held 23 February - 6 March 2013 at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC), located outside of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
Each year, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership hosts a day-long public meeting that facilitates ocean policy discussions with representatives from Congress, the federal agencies, industry and the academic research community.
This day-long meeting is attended by Presidents, Deans and Directors from ocean research and education institutions from around the country, other external stakeholders, and Members of Congress and their staff. It provides an opportunity for collaboration and discussions on issues of national importance to the ocean advocacy community.
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) will be held 24-27 February 2013 at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, California.
The WRSA meeting includes a series of Remote Regions Northern Development sessions to accommodate social scientists who have a special interest in research on economic, social, political, and cultural issues in remote, sparsely settled regions in the circumpolar north and elsewhere. Organizers have issued a general call for papers from social scientists doing research in northern and other remote regions.
Scientific program and workshops cover all topics in aquatic sciences. In an effort to promote dialogs across disciplinary boundaries, we encourage the inclusion of both research and non-research, such as policy and education, presentations within sessions. Plenary lectures by esteemed speakers and award recipients will highlight the latest challenges and opportunities in aquatic sciences. The new “Tick-Talks” sessions will bring additional excitement to the conference.