Past Events

Rural Science in Action
When: 
Wed, 03/20/2013 to Fri, 03/22/2013
Where: 
Nome, Alaska

Organizers announce that the 6th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC), entitled "Rural Science in Action," will be held 20-22 March 2013 in Nome, Alaska.

WAISC brings together scientists, rural Alaska leaders and community members, educators, and students to discuss science, research, and issues relevant to western Alaska. The 2013 conference will highlight regional scientific efforts and community-based projects, including work based in traditional knowledge and local expertise.

When: 
Thu, 03/21/2013 to Fri, 03/22/2013
Where: 
Anchorage and Bethel, Alaska

The 100th meeting of the US Arctic Research Commission will be held in Bethel. Additional information will be available online.

When: 
Tue, 03/19/2013 to Thu, 03/21/2013
Where: 
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

This is the third meeting of the Ocean Studies Board.

Topics include:

  • Ocean
  • Polar Science
  • Ocean Ecosystems and Resources
  • Pollution in the Ocean
  • Arctic Issues

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open to the public or need more information please contact Heather Chiarello at hchiarello [at] nas.edu.

When: 
Wed, 03/20/2013
Where: 
Online: 1:00-2:00pm AKDT

The Alaska Fire Science Consortium announces a webinar entitled "Historic and Future Flammability in Alaskan Boreal Forests and Tundra Ecosystems." It will be held Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. AKDT, and the target audience includes fire managers, resource managers, students, and scientists.

When: 
Wed, 03/20/2013
Where: 
Baird Auditorium, Washington, DC

You are cordially invited to join the NRC’s Ocean Studies Board for the Fourteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture. The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Revelle’s contributions to the ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers. The 2013 speaker is Dr. John Walsh, Chief Scientist of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

When: 
Wed, 03/20/2013
Where: 
Online, 1700 GMT

In the world of polar science, meetings are a part of our everyday work lives, especially as collaboration and cooperation become the norm. Whether it’s a small team meeting, a planning teleconference, or a large science meeting, the difference between success and failure relies on techniques and skills that most of us are not taught in school. Knowing how to plan and execute a successful meeting can greatly improve productivity and can serve you no matter what your career path.

"Melting Sea Ice in the Arctic"
When: 
Wed, 03/20/2013
Where: 
Washington, D.C.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU), in partnership with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the National Academies' Ocean Studies Board, will present a lunch briefing on Melting Sea Ice in the Arctic: Science to Understand the Impacts to Our National Security, Natural Resources, and Economy. Speakers for the event include Dr. Cecilia Bitz, associate professor of atmospheric sciences and affiliate physicist for the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington; Lt. Commander Kenneth J. Boda, Arctic strategic analys and prospective executive officer of the U.S.

When: 
Mon, 03/11/2013 to Fri, 03/15/2013
Where: 
Denver, Colorado

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:

When: 
Sun, 03/10/2013 to Fri, 03/15/2013
Where: 
Ventura, California

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.

When: 
Thu, 03/14/2013 to Fri, 03/15/2013
Where: 
Munich, Germany

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.