University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
The University of the Arctic, Thematic Network on Permafrost offers an international bachelor permafrost summer field school in Svalbard 12 June to 3 July 2015 to be taught be a group of international permafrost researchers. We welcome senior bachelor students, who are interested in obtaining an overall knowledge about permafrost. The course will offer insights into:
The next (26th) Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly will be held in Prague from the 22nd of June to the 2nd of July, 2015. Registration and abstract submission are now open! The deadline for grant applications is January 15th, 2015, and the abstract submission deadline is January 31st, 2015.
This will be an important meeting for the cryospheric sciences, with more than 20 symposia led by The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) http://www.cryosphericsciences.org.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) announces a 21-day summer course entitled "Arctic Alaska Environmental Change." Open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic environmental change, the course will be held 10-30 June 2015.
ISOPE-2015 Technical Program Committee members from 35 countries plan to organize some 150 technical and keynote sessions of peer-reviewed papers in cooperation with 30 global cooperating organizations. Delegates from some 50 countries will participate. Since 1990, ISOPE has held 54 successful international conferences and symposia. Topics cover ocean and Arctic-related technologies. For details, find call for papers on www.isope.org.
The XXI Conference on Groundwater in Siberia and Far East will be held in Yakutsk, Russia from 22-26 June 2015. Organizers invite those interested in attending the conference to pre-register before 31 December 2014.
Presented by Dr. Nicole Spaulding of the University of Maine, this webinar will provide participants with an overview of traditional and emerging methods for the analysis of ice core chemistry. Traditional systems rely upon a heated metal disk or plate to melt the ice prior to analysis by ion chromatography or inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Emerging instrumentation, such as that utilized by the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s W. M. Keck Laser Ice Facility, combines state of the art laser ablation sample introduction with ICP-MS analysis.
Katrina E. Bennett from Los Alamos National Laboratory will present "Changing extreme streamflow patterns in boreal forest watersheds of Alaska" on Tuesday, 23 June at 10:00 am AKDT.
The Interior discontinuous permafrost zone of the boreal subarctic represents one of the largest ecosystems on earth and is vastly understudied with respect to changing hydrologic extreme events. The first part of this presentation will focus on recent research results for snowmelt and glacially dominated Interior Alaska river basins for the past 50/60 years (1954/64-2013).
Presented by Mark Twickler, Science Director for NICL, the U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) facility for storing, curating, and studying meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world. NICL is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey through an Inter-Agency Agreement. NICL provides scientists with the capability to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for future investigations.
The goal of this project is to assist the Arctic, Western Alaska, and Aleutian and Bering Sea Island Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) with synthesis and delivery of coastal resilience and adaptation information, ideas, tools, activities, and lessons learned across the coast of Alaska. This project aims to deliver existing coastal resilience and adaptation information to a primary audience of communities and resource managers in western Alaska.