Tvärminne Zoological Station, 120km southwest of Helsinki, Finland
Unfortunately the Polar Microbes Symposium has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and rescheduled for May 3-6, 2021. We hope that you and your families stay safe during this uncertain time and we look forward seeing you next year.
The 2nd Symposium on Polar Microbes and Viruses will take place at Tvärminne Zoological Station, 120km southwest of Helsinki, Finland, Monday May 4 to Thursday May 7, 2020.
Join NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Officers to discuss the NSF response to COVID-19, including impacts on awards, regulations, and the 2020 field season. This is an opportunity for open dialog with OPP and they welcome the research community to join, ask questions, and share feedback.
The NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC) continues to expand its collection of snow data, including through NASA’s recent SnowEx campaign, the AirBorne Snow Observatory (ASO) mission, and ongoing global snow cover products from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) missions.
Speaking: John Walsh, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy (ACCAP)
Online: 10:00-11:00 am AKDT, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Wind is a climate variable with major impacts on humans, ecosystems and infrastructure, especially in coastal regions with cold climates. Climate-related changes in high-wind events have important implications for high-latitude residents, yet there has heretofore been no systematic evaluation of such changes in a framework spanning historical and future timeframes.
ACCAP has recently developed a visualization tool that displays wind information for 71 coastal and inland locations around Alaska, based on hourly station reports and hourly downscaled winds from two climate models.
In September 2019, the German icebreaker Polarstern and the Russian research vessel Akademik Fedorov set sail into the Central Arctic sea ice. With the aim to collect data around the coupled Arctic climate system, Polarstern will drift through the Arctic for an entire year as part of the MOSAiC project. MOSAiC education and outreach activities aim to create visibility of field research and awareness for globally important topics of Arctic change.
We are pleased to announce that the 16th ICRSS will take place at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 14-18 September 2020.
The symposium provides a platform for the exchange of current applied research and best practices, the presentation of new technology and further innovation, and the advancement of international cooperation in the circumpolar regions of the world. We look to build on the more than 100 participants and the record 50% attendance by students and early career researchers at the 15th ICRSS!
As a consequence of the ongoing events associated with the COVID-19 outbreak in Chile, we regret to inform you that the local organizing committee of the 3rd meeting of the Chilean Cryosphere Society has decided to postpone the meeting (from May 13-15). This decision is a result of recent guidelines posted by the Universidad de Concepción restricting meetings, and is taken in close coordination with the SoChiCri's organizing committee. The new date is October 7-9 2020 and we will keep the submission platform open from now throughout April.
In a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q & A and discussion, Dr. Brandon Boylan (Dept of Political Science, UAF) and Dustin Elsberry (Research Assistant, CAPS, UAF) discuss their recent jointly-authored CAPS report on maritime traffic increases in the Arctic, and the implications for international cooperation and security.