The overall objective of the Open Assembly in Hveragerði, Iceland, is to address the impact of dwindling ice - terrestrial as well as ocean bound - on the complex interface of nature and society in all climatic zones of the world, with an emphasis on the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Himalayans. In light of the man-made part of climate change, particularly meaning global warming, and the natural phenomena of ice is gradually becoming a concept of global politics - a common heritage of humankind- affecting societal life in quite dramatic ways on a global scale.
The Centre for Micromorphology Symposium provides an opportunity for researchers in the micro-scale analysis of sediments and soils to present and discuss their findings in an informal setting. In particular we welcome papers from postgraduate and early career researchers. The symposium this year also celebrates the pioneering work of Professor Jaap van der Meer, who retires in September 2011. This years keynote speaker is Professor John Menzies (Brock University, Canada).
This conference provides an opportunity for postgraduates to present their research and meet others in the field of Quaternary science in a relaxed and friendly environment. The conference will be structured around four main themes: palaeoglaciology, sea-level change, palaeoclimatology and geoarchaeology/landscape evolution. Registration and abstract submission are now open and will close on Friday 5th August.
The University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen
The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, in cooperation with the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Nansen Scientific Society, and the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), invites
applications to a summer school program entitled "Impact of climate change on resources, maritime transport, and geopolitics in the Arctic and the Svalbard area." The summer school takes place 21-28 August 2011 at the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research and UNIS.
The Arctic Ungulate Conference is held every four years. The theme of the 2011 conference is "Challenges of Managing Northern Ungulates" and will address the difficulties of managing ungulate populations that are
faced with the unpredictable effects of climate change and an ever-increasing human presence on the land. The conference will also focus on the challenges associated with developing recovery actions for declining caribou and reindeer populations that are an integral part of Aboriginal cultures and ways of life.
The objective of the symposium and field trip is to provide an opportunity for the researchers and engineers working on permafrost studies in mountain and arid land regions to discuss and exchange their achievements and experiences.
The Symposium and field trip will be organized under the auspices of the International and Mongolian Permafrost Associations and the Institute of Geography, Mongolian Academy of Sciences with the collaboration of sponsors.
Over the past three decades, China has experienced a dramatic change in economical development which has resulted in accelerating rates of landscape change and the inevitable conflicts between man and environment. China now faces the challenge of developing landscape practices that will provide a basis for economic growth as well as environmental security.
The main topic of the meeting is "Methods for measure, collect and assimilate hydrological information in cold climate". The program is divided into seven sessions covering different other topics related to cold climate hydrology as solid precipitation, cold climate hydrology effects on ecosystems, nested catchments studies and supersites and presentation within these fields are encouraged. There are also two open sessions for presentations that does not fit in these topics.
The PNWER Arctic Caucus was formed in November 2009 as an informal group of legislators, government officials, business and non-profit leaders committed to the responsible development of North America’s Arctic. The purpose of the Arctic Caucus is to provide a forum within PNWER for the arctic jurisdictions of Alaska, Yukon and NWT to share information, discuss issues of mutual concern, and to identify areas for collaboration; which may include providing arctic-relevant input to PNWER working groups.