Upcoming Events

When: 
Mon, 04/13/2020

SPARC 2020 POSTPONED

DUE TO PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THE RECENT COVIT-19 EPIDEMY, THE MASARYK UNIVERSITY HAS CANCELLED ALL INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES IN MARCH AND APRIL 2020.

SPARC IS THUS POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2020.
MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW SOON.


We are pleased to announce that the 6th annual Students in Polar and Alpine Research Conference - SPARC 2020 will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, on the 23-24 April 2020.

Opening Doors: Collaboration Across Knowledge Systems
When: 
Tue, 04/14/2020
Where: 
Online

Event Date: 19-21 May 2020 (hours to be announced soon).

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is proud to announce the much awaited 6th annual APECS International Online Conference to go live on 19 May 2020. This year’s theme, "Opening Doors: Collaboration Across Knowledge Systems" aims to encourage collaboration between early career researchers, science communicators, educators, and local community members in polar and alpine regions.

Speaking: Jeremy Littell, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, USGS
When: 
Wed, 04/15/2020
Where: 
Online: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AKST, 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

Changes in the cryosphere represent one of the major climate impacts pathways in Alaska. Until recently, projections of future snowpack responses to climate change were geographically coarse scale and poorly tailored to the needs of decision makers and stakeholders. In this presentation, I describe snowpack projections from statistically downscaled precipitation and snow day fraction developed for Alaska. I focus on snowfall water equivalent and a hydrologically relevant indicator of seasonal streamflow.

International Symposium on Ice, Snow, and Water in a Warming World
When: 
Wed, 04/15/2020

The symposium will be held at the renowned Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland during 21-24 September 2020.

When: 
Thu, 04/16/2020
Where: 
Online: 4:00 - 5:30 pm AKDT, 8:00 - 9:30 pm EDT

Wondering how to respect and incorporate indigenous knowledge into your research? Join us for a workshop on working with indigenous communities, organized by APECS Diversity and Inclusion & indigenous collaboration groups. The DEI and Indigenous Collaborations project groups are putting together a workshop including panel discussions from experts and break out sessions in order to help get a better understanding of how to foster connections with indigenous communities.

Speaker: John Olson - NOAA Fisheries Alaska Regional Office
When: 
Thu, 04/16/2020
Where: 
Online: 11:00 - 11:30 am AKST, 3:00 - 3:30 pm EST

Abstract:

When: 
Thu, 04/16/2020 to Fri, 04/17/2020
Where: 
Seattle, Washington

Attention Arctic Encounter Participants: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the April convening of the Arctic Encounter has been postponed. Please follow the link above to review this announcement in full. Revised 2020 dates for the event will be announced as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Speaking: Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy (ACCAP)
When: 
Fri, 04/17/2020
Where: 
Online: 12:00-1:00 pm AKDT, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center’s forecast for the coming months. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.

Snow Measurements and Water Management
When: 
Mon, 04/20/2020 to Thu, 04/23/2020
Where: 
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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.

When: 
Mon, 04/20/2020 to Tue, 04/21/2020
Where: 
Anchorage, Alaska

The Arctic FROST Research Coordination Network will host a workshop on The Role of Education in Sustainable Development in the Arctic. Participants will explore the oft-overlooked role of education and knowledge transfer activities - in both institutional and community settings - in developing and enhancing the capacity of northern communities to engage in self-determined sustainable development efforts. They also will address how education systems can grow understandings of sustainable development in K-12 schools, universities and local communities.