Understanding Stakeholder Information Needs for Sea-Ice Forecasting
Online: 8:00 am AKDT, 12:00 pm EDT
This webinar will include an overview of stakeholder groups and their information needs, examples of how stakeholder groups deal with sea-ice and relate to sea-ice information, and discussion of how information gathered through stakeholder engagement can be of use to the sea-ice forecasting community. Time for participant questions will follow the presentations.
The Wilson Center's Polar Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School's Arctic Initiative recently released a report entitled "Policy and Action on Plastic Pollution in the Arctic Ocean." This report describes the nature of challenges posed by Arctic marine plastic pollution and provides targeted recommendations to policymakers and researchers; it is based on a workshop the two organizations co-hosted with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
After extensive deliberation and careful consideration, the Western Snow Conference has made the difficult decision to cancel the 88th annual meeting scheduled for April 20-23, 2020 due to health concerns associated with COVID-19.
As a growing number of States and organizations worldwide are voluntarily issuing bans on “non-essential” travel and gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic the organizing committee for the International Symnposium on the Threath of Plastics in the Arctic and the Sub-Arctic Region has decided to reschedule the event for the Fall 2020. The priority of the organizers and that of the government of Iceland is to ensure safety for all concerned.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is hosting weekly live calls to the South Pole to chat with IceCube "winterovers" John Hardin and Yuya Makino about living and working at the coldest, harshest place on Earth. In this week's special kids' edition, our winterovers will be joined by special guest Jocelyn Argueta—aka Jargie the Science Girl! Jocelyn visited the South Pole in December 2019 to work on IceCube through the PolarTREC program. She will share about her journey to the South Pole and teach a little science along the way.
This webinar will include a briefing on scientific developments and policy initiatives that are helping protect Alaskan ecosystems and communities from erosion, sea level rise, and other coastal hazards.
Speaking: Crane Johnson, National Weather Service & Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy (ACCAP)
Online: 10:00-11:00 am AKDT, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Most of Alaska has just come off of a colder or snowier (or both) winter than in recent years. Crane Johnson with the NWS Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center will review break-up basics and an overview of current conditions. ACCAP Alaska Climate Specialist Rick Thoman will provide the latest subseasonal outlooks that help inform the APRFC's official break-up outlook.
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The Center for Arctic Policy Studies (CAPS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks kicks off its webinar series with a webinar on China/Alaska Cooperation in the Arctic, hosted by Dr. Qingchao Xu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Liz Bowman of University of Alaska Fairbanks. The 30-minute presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. Information on how to join the webinar will be posted on the CAPS website.
The webinar will be online via Zoom (registration link forthcoming – follow URL above).