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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.