For more than 20 years, the Geophysical Institute has hosted the Science For Alaska Lecture Series in locations across the state, sharing cutting-edge research in local communities. The 2013 lecture series will undergo important changes from previous years: all lectures will be hosted on campus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and will span over four Saturdays in January.
The Arctic Frontiers conference is a central arena for discussions on arctic issues. The conference brings together representatives from science, politics, and civil society to share perspectives on how upcoming challenges in the Arctic may be addressed to ensure sustainable development. Arctic Frontiers 2013 will focus on the current status, challenges, and future perspectives of arctic geopolitics, security, and marine productivity.
The scientific portion will be held under three parallel sessions:
The mission of the Alaska Marine Science Symposium is to bring together scientists, policymakers, students, educators, media and the public to share research findings focused on Alaska’s marine fisheries and ecosystems.
We are pleased to present our annual Plenary Program and workshops at the Captain Cook Hotel with the Poster Sessions and Exhibitors at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
The Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) and the Synthesis of Arctic Research (SOAR) announce that an open community workshop will be held 20 January 2013, just prior to the 2013 Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska.
One of the biggest issues the world faces today is global warming that occurs owing to influence of human activities. Pure snow, forming a bright surface, reflects heat back into space and causes cooling, while being polluted with industrial waste and soot, dark snow absorbs sunlight and results in warming. This environmental challenge needs world community’s special attention and deserves a separate discussion. But there are few global events, which have respect to ecological problems and city management issues of winter period.
Organizers announce that the Third International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-3) will be held in Tokyo, Japan on 15-17 January 2013.
ISAR-3 will be directed to detect and clarify the recent changes and understand the substantial processes in the region, and to search the global influence. It will also be directed to envision the future through further scientific discussions and to enhance more national and international cooperation/collaboration, including the ones between arctic and non-arctic countries.
Interested individuals are welcome to attend the 'North-South Workshop' at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) in Copenhagen, Denmark between January 14-16th, 2013. The workshop, which is funded by the European Union seventh framework (FP7) programme 'ice2sea: estimating the future contribution of continental ice to sea-level rise', is an effort to bring together a new community of researchers working on prediction of similar 'near-polar' glacier systems in the northern and southern hemispheres.
This workshop will exchange concepts and ideas on the development and application of geophysical exploration methods to problems in the changing cryosphere relating to snow, sea ice, permafrost, glaciers and ice sheets. We will focus mainly on how various methods of subsurface imaging can help monitor changes in the cryosphere and thus elucidate the consequences of a changing climate.
The Marine Mammal Commission will meet in open session on Friday, 14 December 2012, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the National Marine Fisheries Service's main conference room (Room 445), Juneau Federal Building.