Past Events

When: 
Tue, 05/19/2020 to Wed, 05/20/2020
Where: 
Online

A virtual conference organized and hosted by the US Naval War College, the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, and the US Arctic Research Commission about the impacts of COVID-19 in the Arctic. Please register to receive Zoom connection information, and updates to the program.

COVID-19 threatens the Arctic region with new challenges to human life, economic prosperity, and the fabric of communities. Ongoing climate and environmental change further compound the challenges facing Arctic communities.

When: 
Wed, 05/20/2020
Where: 
Online: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AKDT, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

The Antarctic Sciences (ANT) and Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) Sections in the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) will be hosting virtual office hours this week to share information with the academic community regarding NSF’s current operations. These office hours will also allow the community to ask questions, share concerns, and/or offer suggestions on how ANT/AIL can do more to address the impact of COVID-19 on researchers.

Current awardees, pending proposers, and future proposers are welcome to attend.

Speaker: Franz J Meyer Professor Chief Scientist, Alaska Satellite Facility UAF
When: 
Wed, 05/20/2020
Where: 
Online: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AKDT, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT

The radar remote sensing discipline is going through a series of exciting changes right now. Increasingly free-and-open access to SAR data, improved sensor technologies, and a wealth of brand-new automatic processing services have been transforming the science and applications portfolio that can be serviced by radar sensors. This presentation will introduce you to some of these recent developments, specifically focusing on current and upcoming sensors as well as on new data products and services offered by the Alaska Satellite Facility, NASA’s prime data center for SAR data.

When: 
Tue, 05/19/2020
Where: 
Online: 8:00-10:30 am AKDT, 12:00-2:30 pm EDT

The Polar Research Board will be holding a short open session at the (virtual) Spring Board meeting. The session will include updates from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and presentations from agency representatives. A more detailed agenda and meeting connection information will be available closer to the event.

RSVP by Friday, May 15.

When: 
Mon, 05/18/2020
Where: 
Online: 7:00 - 8:30 am AKDT, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Learn about our most current and exciting research through fast and informal virtual talks presented by Byrd Center PIs, Postdocs, and Grad students.

Everyone is welcome to attend via Zoom! Please follow the link above to register.

  • Monday, May 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm (EDT)
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm (EDT)
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm (EDT)

Monday, May 18:

When: 
Mon, 05/18/2020
Where: 
Online: 12:00 pm AKDT, 1:00 pm PDT, 2:00 pm MDT, 3:00 pm CDT, 4:00 pm EDT

SEARCH invites you to read the Arctic Futures 2050 conference report and to discuss future directions for Arctic research. You can access the online version of the full, 48-page conference report here or the 4-page executive summary here.

When: 
Thu, 05/14/2020 to Fri, 05/15/2020
Where: 
University of Alaska Fairbanks

UPDATE:

The Research to Operations: Fire & Resource Management Workshop will be postponed to a future date. We look forward to meeting with that community in person in Fairbanks, Alaska, sometime in 2021.

When: 
Fri, 05/15/2020
Where: 

The Ocean Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF/OCE) encourages proposals to conduct workshops, conferences or other training events that will support members of the ocean sciences community, including undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty at two-year and four-year institutions of higher education, to develop and disseminate training material and/or use data from the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) (http://oceanobservatories.org) for research purposes or for educational purposes.

When: 
Fri, 05/15/2020
Where: 

To further scientific and technological cooperation between the United States and the European Community, the National Science Foundation and the European Research Council signed an Implementing Arrangement on October 29, 2019 to enable U.S.-based scientists and engineers with active NSF awards, particularly those early on in their careers, to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants.

International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic in the Era on Climate Change
When: 
Wed, 05/13/2020 to Thu, 05/14/2020
Where: 
The Russian State Hydrometeorological University, St. Petersburg, Russia

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we regret to inform you that the Arctic Days in St. Petersburg–2020: International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic in the Era on Climate Change planned for May 13­–14, 2020 have been postponed due to the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19 pandemic.