The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) and the University of Minnesota announce registration for the 2016 Polar Geospatial Center Boot Camp. This
workshop will take place on 13-16 June on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, Ohio
The Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) is a joint Canadian/U.S. organization founded in the 1940s originally with members from eastern North America. Today, Our members come from the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, as well as North America. Our current membership includes scientists, engineers, snow surveyors, technicians, professors, students and professionals involved in operations and maintenance. The western counterpart to this organization is the Western Snow Conference (WSC), also a joint Canadian/US organization. Every fifth year or so, the ESC and WSC hold joint meetings.
University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska's North Slope
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) announces a fifteen day summer course entitled "Arctic Alaska Environmental Change." The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic environmental change. The three credit course will be held 1-15 June 2016 in Fairbanks and on Alaska's North Slope.
The 14th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium (ICRSS) will be held in Homer, Alaska.
The theme of the 14th ICRSS symposium is Remote Sensing applications for addressing emerging research questions and management needs in polar regions. This symposium is unique in that it deals specifically with remote sensing applications in Arctic and Antarctic environments and how the broad suite of remotely sensed information and remote sensing techniques can provide much needed information for rapidly changing polar regions.
Organizers announce that registration is available for the NASA Scoping Study Arctic-COLORS (Arctic-COastal Land Ocean inteRactions) Open Community Workshop, which will be held from 28-29 July 2016 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The FRISP meeting will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, and it is for scientists working with various aspects of ice shelf processes meet in an informal setting and exchange ideas, results and field plans. This year there will be a special focus on under ice observations, including information and feedback with the SOOS under ice working group presently being formed. The meeting includes an APECS mentor panel discussion, prizes for best student presentations, and a guided excursion to the historical station Bornö situated in the Gullmar fjord, famous for its geology and marine life.
Online: 9:00 to 10:30 am AKDT, 1:00 to 2:30 pm EDT
The Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments (NGEE-Arctic) is a 10-year Department of Energy (DOE)-supported project whose mission is to improve mathematical models that predict climate through advanced understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological behavior of terrestrial ecosystems in Alaska. With a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from a range of institutions, NGEE-Arctic integrates field and laboratory investigations to inform climate models, ultimately scalable to the region and to the Arctic.
The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces the call for contributions for the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook June report (based on May data). The firm submission deadline is 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) on Monday, 13 June 2016.
Follow the URL above for more information and guidelines for contributors.
All submissions should be sent to: sio2016 [at] arcus.org
Enormous mineral and energy resources hide under the arctic ice. Because of the climate change new sea routes open and new opportunities for raw material extraction emerge. That is also the reason why politics and economy are focusing increasingly on this region. Professors from TU Bergakademie Freiberg will discuss with scientists, politicians, diplomats and business representatives from the Arctic coastal states as well as from Germany about geo-strategic, legal, technical, and economic developments in the Arctic region.
We will reassemble the members of the National Steering Committee and a small but diverse selection of representatives from the five regional workshops, to total about 15 people. Our aim will be to identify and synthesize the core threads of the previous workshops and public contributions proffered between workshops. Our target output for the workshop will be a final report draft and outline of steps leading to the final report release in June 2016. The Jefferson Institute will manage production of the publication.