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
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.
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.
Historic comparison and 2017 Spring Outlook – What can we expect?
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.
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.
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.
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.