Past Events

The Changing Arctic and its Regional to Global Impact: From Information to Knowledge and Action
Sat, 04/15/2017

Organizers of the 5th International Symposium on Arctic Research (ISAR-5) announce a call for special session proposals. The symposium will convene 15-18 January 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Shifting North: A New Era in the Arctic
Thu, 04/13/2017 to Fri, 04/14/2017
Seattle, Washington

The Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) is the largest annual Arctic policy event in the United States. Founded in 2013, the AES aims to confront the shared interests and concerns of the United States and the global community as we look north to the last emerging frontier - the Arctic. Policymakers, industry leaders, regional stakeholders, and leading experts from the science, technology, maritime, and energy sectors, come together at the AES to challenge the status quo dialogue, critically address challenges to realizing the Arctic's full potential and collaborate on solutions.

Education Meets Science: Bringing Polar Research into Classrooms
Tue, 04/11/2017 to Fri, 04/14/2017
Rovereto, Italy

This is the third PEI (Polar Educators International) Workshop gathering teachers, educators and scientists working on polar subjects. The aim is to bring world class researchers together with educators interested in polar science and to present current research and share innovative lessons to transfer the scientific information to classrooms and other audiences. A broad goal is to give educators and researchers the tools to raise public awareness on the importance of the polar regions.

Development on Ice: Social and Economic Impacts of Arctic Transportation Infrastructure
Fri, 04/14/2017
ARCUS D.C. Office: 1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. and online for event live-stream

ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series
Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)

Date: Friday, 14 April 2017 at 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Mia Bennett, UCLA PhD candidate and Cryopolitics blog founder and editor

Presentation Title: "Development on Ice: Social and Economic Impacts of Arctic Transportation Infrastructure"

To register for this event, go to:

Thu, 04/13/2017
Online: 11:00am AKDT, 3:00pm EDT

Airborne research during Airborne Campaign for NASA's Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)'s 2017-2019 campaigns will link field-based, process-level studies with geospatial data products derived from satellite remote sensing, spanning the critical intermediate space and time scales that are essential for a comprehensive understanding of scaling issues across the ABoVE Study Domain and extrapolation to the pan-Arctic.

Dr. Charles Miller, Lead of the 2017 ABoVE Airborne Campaign, will give an overview.

Tue, 04/11/2017 to Wed, 04/12/2017
Littleton, Colorado

The 13th annual Polar Technology Conference (PTC) will be hosted by Polar Field Services.

Historic comparison and 2017 Spring Outlook – What can we expect?
Tue, 04/11/2017
Online: 10:00 am AKDT, 2:00 pm EDT

With speakers Crane Johnson and Rick Thoman of the National Weather Service.

Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) will present a brief overview of current conditions and provide our spring statewide flooding potential outlook for the 2017 spring break-up season. This will be followed by a comparison of historic breakup years and a spring/summer climate outlook.

Wed, 04/05/2017 to Sun, 04/09/2017
Boston, Massachusetts

Registration for the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting is now open. The AAG accepts all submitted abstracts and organized sessions for presentation. Any topic relevant to geography is welcome at the AAG Annual Meeting.

As one of the largest geographic conferences in the world, the AAG Annual Meeting and Exhibition will host as many as 9,500 geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists from around the world.

Fri, 04/07/2017

We would like to draw your attention to the third year of Students in Polar and Alpine Research Conference that will take place in Brno, Czech Republic at the Department of Geography at Masaryk University.

If you are interested and would like to learn more about a program and how to contribute or take part, please see the announcement at the link above.

A Dynamic Arctic in Global Change
Fri, 03/31/2017 to Fri, 04/07/2017
Prague, Czech Republic

The Science Symposium will address the three sub-themes: (a) Changes in the Arctic, (b) Global Implications of Arctic Changes and (c) Impacts of Global Change on the Arctic.

To facilitate the participation of early career scientists and indigenous peoples, the organizers recommend that each session proposal includes one early career scientist co-convener and/or one indigenous co-convener, if applicable. Session proposals should also consider the overall geographic and gender balance of the proposed co-conveners.