The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces the call for contributions for the 2016 Sea Ice Outlook June report (based on May data). The firm submission deadline is 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) on Monday, 13 June 2016.
Follow the URL above for more information and guidelines for contributors.
All submissions should be sent to: sio2016 [at] arcus.org
The conference will discuss the role played by non- Arctic European Member States in designing a regional Arctic policy. It will be developed on the basis of selected papers focused on five key issues and a set of round table discussions will be coordinated, on the basis of the call for papers. The call is open to all early careers, researchers and senior scientists whose contributions can enrich the reflection on the topic.
We invite proposals related to the following areas:
We will reassemble the members of the National Steering Committee and a small but diverse selection of representatives from the five regional workshops, to total about 15 people. Our aim will be to identify and synthesize the core threads of the previous workshops and public contributions proffered between workshops. Our target output for the workshop will be a final report draft and outline of steps leading to the final report release in June 2016. The Jefferson Institute will manage production of the publication.
Enormous mineral and energy resources hide under the arctic ice. Because of the climate change new sea routes open and new opportunities for raw material extraction emerge. That is also the reason why politics and economy are focusing increasingly on this region. Professors from TU Bergakademie Freiberg will discuss with scientists, politicians, diplomats and business representatives from the Arctic coastal states as well as from Germany about geo-strategic, legal, technical, and economic developments in the Arctic region.
Online: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM AKDT, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
USAPECS is organizing a webinar series for Spring 2016 (April - June) focused on how to best share your science.
Building Bridges & Designing Activities with Teachers
For over seven years, Mia Bennett has written a blog on all things Arctic. Drawing on her experience blogging for the Foreign Policy Association and now the independently-run Cryopolitics, she'll talk about the art and science of blogging and how you can use it to improve your communication, research, and impact.
The Sustainable Arctic - Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization
Mon, 06/06/2016 to Thu, 06/09/2016
In recent years with rapid changes of climate and environment in the Arctic region and China’s economic growth, the interaction between China and the Arctic has been increasingly deepened, which calls for a coherent and sustainable development of the Arctic and China.
China-Nordic Arctic research cooperation has been intensified over the past few years and during that period Chinese institutes such as the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) have strengthened their ties with international counterparts.
The US is Chair of the Arctic Council—an intergovernmental body to promote international cooperation and advance Arctic issues—until 2017. The Arctic matters for our economy, security and environmental well-being as a country. The Arctic is increasingly opening up to shipping and tourism traffic. The region is a growing focal point of international cooperation as more countries take an interest in the region. And, it is experiencing dramatic environmental effects of climate change.
Nunavut General Monitoring Plan (NGMP) collects and analyzes information on the long-term state and health of the ecosystemic and socio-economic environment in the Nunavut Settlement Area.
The information collected by the NGMP helps support responsible and sustainable development by offering insight into the territory's ecosystemic and socio-economic landscape. It can be used to inform strategic planning by government, Nunavut's co-management system, and Nunavummiut and contributes to regulatory improvement by providing access to credible Nunavut monitoring information.
The Alaska Satellite Facility will be hosting an open house in honor of their 25th Anniversary on June 3, from 4-7 p.m. This is a free all ages event on the West Ridge of UAF campus. First Friday art show featuring imagery from the Alaska Satellite Facility, including radar images of Earth Activities and exhibits including coloring books, satellite models, unmanned aircraft, rocketry, and more scientific posters featuring research using synthetic aperture radar (SAR).