Why Does the Arctic Matter? Join us for a discussion on the most effective ways to talk about the changes in the Arctic and how they are affecting the rest of the U.S. and the world.
The Arctic has seen profound changes in recent years, and those changes have global impacts. From rising seas to thawing permafrost releasing carbon and methane, what happens in the Arctic matters for the rest of the United States and the world.
The University of Vienna, in cooperation with the European University in St. Petersburg is pleased to announce a call for applications for a PhD summer school (VASS) that will take place in late summer 2016. The course will take place in Vienna, Austria with a field trip to the Austrian Alps.
NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
The goals of the Science of Learning (SL) Program are to: advance fundamental knowledge about learning through integrative research; connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; and enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries. The program supports projects that emphasize consilience of knowledge, adopting diverse disciplinary approaches to shared research questions. The program seeks to develop robust and integrated accounts of contexts, mechanisms, and effective strategies of learning.
Arctic human systems are undergoing unprecedented change. Against a backdrop of climate change, globalization and technological advances are positioning the Arctic as a site of resource wealth, international shipping, and political contestation. President Obama’s recent trip to Alaska highlighted at once the changing environment of the Arctic, symbolized by melting sea and glacier ice, and the drive to develop Arctic resources epitomized recently by Shell’s Arctic offshore oil campaign.
Uninhibited Synergies: Sciences-Humanities-Engineering Nexus in Arctic Research
Thu, 03/31/2016 to Sat, 04/02/2016
The Juneau Workshop, organized in collaboration with University of Alaska Southeast Department of Social Science, aims to explore the contributions and potentials of Arctic social sciences in the emerging synergies that involve humanities, natural sciences, and engineering. The connections we attempt to foster reach mainly into two directions within the recent history of Arctic research. One direction builds on the legacy of the IPY 2007-2008, which helped highlight numerous transformative contributions made by social scientists.
Coastal systems in transition: From a 'natural' to an 'anthropogenically-modified' state
Welcome to ECSA’s next major symposium, ECSA 56 – Coastal systems in transition from a ‘natural’ to an ‘anthropogenically modified’ state, which will take place in Bremen, Germany.
Humans are drivers of and affected by global change. Human-induced global climate and regional environmental change dramatically modify the structures and functions of coastal systems driving them into a new system state. The altered resource potentials and ecosystem services then, in turn, significantly affect the livelihoods of the population.
The 2016 Students on Ice Arctic expedition will be a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the planet, and gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthy and sustainable future.