Past Events

Arctic Research: from Extensive to Integrated Development
Thu, 04/26/2018 to Sat, 04/28/2018
Arkhangelsk, Russia

The conference consists of 4 main sections:

Human in the Arctic
1.1. Social and economic development
1.2 Human health
1.3 History and Culture

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2.1 Mineral resources
2.2 Forest and land resources
2.3 Water resources and animal resources

Arctic ecosystems and environmental protection
3.1 Environmental safety and environmental management
3.2 Organisms and their habitats

Rick Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, National Weather Service
Fri, 04/27/2018
University of Alaska Fairbanks, or online: 12:00-1:00pm AKDT

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. Rick Thoman (Climate Science and Services Manager, Environmental and Scientific Services Division, National Weather Service Alaska Region) will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review forecast tools and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the upcoming season.

Wed, 04/25/2018 to Fri, 04/27/2018
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Organizers invite registration for the International Tundra Experiment's (ITEX) 19th Open Science Meeting.

The main scientific themes of the meeting will include:

  • Rates of change and whole‐ecosystem processes,
  • Plant functional traits/"functional diversity change",
  • Tundra data synthesis (e.g. including up‐scaling),
  • Microbial ecology (including plant‐soil interactions);
  • ITEX protocol development, and
  • Other (to reflect submitted abstracts).

Poster submissions are welcome until the registration deadline.

Wed, 04/25/2018 to Fri, 04/27/2018
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland


Extreme weather events are commonly encompassed phenomena such as heat waves, droughts, floods and storms. In cold regions, these are augmented with snow and sea-ice related extreme events, usually triggered by anomalous atmospheric or oceanic conditions.

Although extreme events are a core climate research focus, cryospheric extremes have not received much attention yet. The overarching aim of the workshop is to review our understanding of cryospheric extreme events in the past, present and future, and to identify research needs.

Tue, 04/17/2018 to Fri, 04/27/2018
Abisko, Sweden

The EU Horizon 2020-funded APPLICATE project, in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organisation’s Polar Prediction Project (PPP) in occasion of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and other partners will be organizing the Polar Prediction School 2018 on weather and climate prediction in the polar regions at Abisko Scientific Research Station in Sweden.

Thu, 04/26/2018
University of Alaska Anchorage

This event, organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum, and the Institute of the North; will bring together members of the Anchorage-area Arctic research community to share information among the diverse research and creative community activities being conducted by a broad array of organizations, and to foster new connections and collaborations.

For a full program, and to register, please follow the link above.

Jessica Cherry, National Weather Service
Wed, 04/25/2018
11:00am-12:00pm AKDT, 3:00pm-4:00pm EDT

This talk will provide a brief overview of current hydrologic conditions and notable events over the past winter, including late freeze up on the Kuskokwim, heavy snow in parts of the Interior, and drought in Southeast Alaska. I will provide an outlook for breakup on the larger rivers this spring and possible flood risks, as well as information about our daily forecast products through breakup and during open water season.

Available in-person in IARC/Akasofu 407 on the UAF Campus or online

Tue, 04/24/2018
8:30 am AKDT, 12:30 pm EDT

The Nansen Legacy project breaks new ground in national-scale Arctic research collaborations. In Norway, a sustainability report is required for any economic activity in its sea territory, but no single institution could achieve this demanding goal alone for its hitherto ice-covered waters. Thus, a national team formed representing nearly Norway’s entire marine Arctic expertise including 130 scientists, 50 new recruiting positions, and Norway’s new research icebreaker.

Thu, 04/19/2018 to Fri, 04/20/2018
Seattle, Washington

Team Arctic Encounter Symposium is working to bring the strongest, most diverse Arctic Encounter yet to Seattle in April 2018. Registration will soon be opened and announced. Speakers, sponsors, musical performances, exhibitors, new international partnerships, and other exciting announcements will also be released on a rolling basis via e-mail and social media.

Mon, 04/16/2018 to Fri, 04/20/2018
Durham, United Kingdom

The Department of Geography at Durham University is delighted to be hosting the 6th and final conference of the 'Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways' (PAST Gateways) network. As with previous conferences, it will include oral and poster presentations over 2.5 days and a mid-conference field trip.