Past Events

When: 
Wed, 05/17/2017
Where: 
Online: 12:00-1:00pm AKDT, 4:00-5:00pm EDT

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is part of a broad international effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change. Over the next decade, scientists from NASA and other public and private organizations are focusing on this northern region that spans about 2.5 million square miles. The multi-year field campaign will investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, and examine such topics as the thawing of permafrost, the expansion of wildfires, and changes to wildlife habitats.

The Arctic Meltdown and Extreme Weather: Untangling a Complex Story
When: 
Wed, 05/17/2017
Where: 
Online: 7:00-7:30am AKDT, 11:00-11:30am EDT

Two conspicuous symptoms of global warming are the rapid melting of Arctic ice and increasing frequency of certain types of extreme weather. Heat waves and more intense precipitation have been clearly and directly linked to a warming Earth, but an emerging topic of active research is the possible impacts of an Arctic that is warming at twice the pace of the rise in global temperatures. Dr. Francis will discuss new results and efforts to understand this complicated and controversial aspect of climate change.

When: 
Wed, 05/17/2017
Where: 
Online: 12:00-1:00pm AKDT, 4:00-5:00pm EDT

The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is part of a broad international effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change. Over the next decade, scientists from NASA and other public and private organizations are focusing on this northern region that spans about 2.5 million square miles. The multi-year field campaign will investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, and examine such topics as the thawing of permafrost, the expansion of wildfires, and changes to wildlife habitats.

Problems of the Arctic Region
When: 
Tue, 05/16/2017
Where: 
Murmansk, Russia

The 16th International Scientific Conference for Students and Post-graduates “Problems of the Arctic Region” is devoted to scientific, environmental, technical, economic, and social aspects of the development of the Arctic. The conference will be divided into sections:

When: 
Mon, 05/15/2017 to Tue, 05/16/2017
Where: 
Aurora Conference Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom

This workshop will focus on the development of the West Antarctic Peninsula Working Group, including building the community, identifying existing activities and observational gaps, aligning data efforts, and articulation of an action plan moving forward. The workshop is sponsored by the British Antarctic Survey, SCAR and SOOS.

Follow the link above for more information.

With speaker John Walsh, University of Alaska Fairbanks
When: 
Tue, 05/16/2017
Where: 
Online: 10:00-11:00am AKDT, 2:00-3:00pm EDT

To register for the webinar, please fill out the form available at the link above.

When: 
Tue, 05/16/2017
Where: 
Davis, California

The methane committee is having their third meeting in Davis, California. Meeting agenda and registration can be found at the link above.

When: 
Mon, 05/15/2017 to Tue, 05/16/2017
Where: 
Washington, DC

The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) will hold their spring meeting at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC. This meeting will feature an agency roundtable with representatives from NSF, EPA, NASA, DOE, ONR, and NOAA, as well as a session on Next Generation Computing for Weather, Climate, and Atmospheric Sciences.

To view the agenda and RSVP to attend, please follow the link above.

Using Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Technology
When: 
Tue, 05/16/2017
Where: 
Online: 10:00-11:00am AKDT, 2:00-3:00pm EDT

The Arctic is a growing global asset where much can be learned from the diverse ecosystems and strong Indigenous-led environmental stewardship efforts. However, rapid environmental changes resulting from climate change and industrial development is increasing the need for Indigenous communities to be supported in their efforts to steward their own territories across the Arctic and Sub-Arctic.

Problems of the Arctic Region
When: 
Tue, 05/16/2017
Where: 
Murmansk, Russia

The 16th International Scientific Conference for Students and Post-graduates “Problems of the Arctic Region” is devoted to scientific, environmental, technical, economic, and social aspects of the development of the Arctic. The conference will be divided into sections: