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.
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.
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.
You are cordially invited to the 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, which will be held from 31st of May to the 3rd of June 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice is sponsored by the International Association of HydroEnvironment Engineering and Research (IAHR). The successful event has been held previously in St. Petersburg, Russia (2004), Vancouver, Canada (2008), Lahti, Finland (2010), Dalian, China (2012) and Singapore (2014).
Sustainability, living in harmony with the natural processes of the planet, is the central challenge of the Twenty First Century. No part of that challenge is more pivotal than addressing climate change, the alteration of earth’s climate dynamics. In order for climate change to be effectively addressed, clear and poignant communication needs to be utilized to promote an understanding of the issues in a way that is expressive through means not limited to a strictly scientific discourse.
The Sixth Symposium on Polar Science will be held at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan, from 16 to 19 November 2015. The NIPR is organizing this annual symposium to present and promote a wide variety of polar scientific research and interdisciplinary studies. The symposium includes a special session, the theme of which is "Warming in the Arctic and Its Influences – GRENE Arctic Climate Change Research Project and the Next New Directions". We will discuss current outcomes of the GRENE Project and directions of the new project of the Arctic research.