Washington, DC and online 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM EDT
Join this free seminar to discuss the consequences of the 2015 UNFCC Paris climate summit, in which 196 countries pledged individual Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to meet global mean temperature targets by 2100. In contrast to past international climate efforts, INDC pledges were completely voluntary and represent a new, bottom-up approach to climate agreements.
Online: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ADT, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
David Verbyla, Professor of GIS/Remote Sensing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Co-PI NASA Above Projects
Alaska has warmed substantially in the past few decades and vegetation has responded to this warming. In this webinar, Dave will outline how remote sensing scientists have explored the connections between our warming climate and vegetation responses and trends in Alaska arctic and boreal landscapes.
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) announces a call for abstracts for an online conference titled "Polar Science: Through New Eyes." The conference will be held online on 18 May 2016.
The University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Permafrost and Natural Hazard announce a call for applications for an International Permafrost/Natural Hazard Summer Field School in Yakutia, Russia on 1-20 August 2016. Senior bachelor and graduate students who are interested in obtaining and overall knowledge about permafrost are encouraged to apply.
The changing state of the Arctic Ocean is opening up the region to new interests and added stressors, creating new challenges for marine resource management in the Arctic. Building on a January 2015 conference on Arctic governance that was convened in collaboration with the UCI Newkirk Center; representatives from consulates of Canada, Norway, Sweden, and Finland; and U.S. government officials, this roundtable will bring together national and international Arctic experts to discuss existing and emerging issues in Arctic marine governance.
Meeting your Outreach Goals with Strategic Science Communication
Online: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ADT, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
APECS invites you to register for the Science Communication Webinar with Kristin Timm "Meeting your Outreach Goals with Strategic Science Communication".
Kristin Timm is the Science Communications Lead at the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP) at the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and she will share her experience on this key topic with the audience.
with Peter Bieniek, International Arctic Research Center
Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Online: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ADT)
Rain on snow (ROS) events are fairly rare in Alaska but have broad impacts ranging from economic losses to hazardous driving conditions to difficult caribou foraging due to ice formation on the snow. While rare, these events have recently increased in frequency in Alaska and may continue to increase under the projected warming climate. Dynamically downscaled data are now available for Alaska based on historical reanalysis for 1979-2013, while CMIP5 historical and future scenario downscaling are in progress.
We are pleased to announce that Korea Polar Research Institute will hold the 22nd International Symposium on Polar Sciences in Incheon, the Republic of Korea on May 10-11, 2016 and that registration for the symposium has opened.
The EGU General Assembly 2016 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.
The National Science Foundation has made a 5-year, $5.9 million award to a national partnership, led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California Santa Barbara, to develop and curate the NSF Arctic Data Center, a new archive for Arctic scientific data as well as other related research documents. The Arctic Data Center will be assuming operations for ACADIS, and there is a detailed transition plan in place to ensure that data and metadata move over smoothly, and that community support is seamless.