In this webinar, Fran Ulmer will provide an overview of the rapid changes that are taking place in the Arctic: social, economic, environmental, and governmental. She will also summarize the Arctic Council history and current agenda. Learn more about the U.S. Arctic Research Commission at https://www.arctic.gov.
Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, the EBM Tools Network, OpenChannels.org, and MPA News. Register online.
A look at 'Climate Refugia' Toni Lyn Morelli, Northwest Climate Science Center
Online: 11:00 a.m. AKST, 3:00 p.m. EST
When making important resource management decisions in the face of accelerating impacts from climate change, managers and conservation practitioners must prioritize areas for adaptation actions. 'Climate Refugia' are often highlighted as potential target areas for conservation because they are buffered from climate change and therefore can help to ensure greater protection of wildlife and resources.
Reflections and Debates on Arctic Cooperation, Climate Change, State Sovereignty, Indigenous Rights and Canada’s Circumpolar Policies on the 20th Anniversary of the Arctic Council
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This one-day conference will focus on the role of the Arctic Council as a forum for Arctic cooperation, the place of the Arctic in Canada’s foreign policy and approach to the circumpolar world, the role of the Arctic in global relations in light of the increasing interest in the region by European and Asian states, and the voice of Indigenous Peoples within the Arctic Council and in shaping circumpolar countries’ Arctic policies.
The North Pacific Research Board announces the release of its annual Request for Proposals (RFP). The 2016 RFP has an anticipated funding amount of $4.55 million. This RFP is similar in form and content to past NPRB RFPs, with research priorities structured around the 2005 NPRB Science Plan. Please consult the 2016 RFP for further details on research priorities for this year.
The PRB fall meeting will be held on December 3-4 in Washington, DC. We are looking forward to a full and exciting meeting, including a discussion forum on “Advancing Scientific Understanding to Support Planning for Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean.” Please visit our website to view the agenda and to register to attend.
After almost fifty-five years, the Antarctic Treaty continues to shine as a rare beacon of international cooperation. To celebrate this milestone of peace in our civilization with hope and inspiration for future generations – ANTARCTICA DAY is recognized to be December 1st -the day when the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959. As an annual event, Antarctica Day encourages participation from around the world.
Abstracts are currently being accepted for sessions during the 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016). The conference aims at covering all relevant aspects of permafrost research, engineering, and outreach on a global and regional level. It will be held 20-24 June 2016 in Potsdam, Germany.
Abstract submission deadline for all sessions: Tuesday, 1 December 2015.
National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) Program
The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition promotes interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple SBE disciplinary fields and that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from many SBE disciplinary fields.
The “In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process – Local and Global Arctic” conference will take place in 24-26 November 2015 in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. With the theme "Local and Global Arctic" the conference in 2015 will continue the discussion on the latest developments in the Arctic with focus on both the global developments and their consequences on the local level, as well as the interaction of the global, regional and local levels in the Arctic.