Due to the ongoing Pandemic an in-person conference as planned for Santiago (Chile) is impossible this year but in order to keep our AR community vibrant and united we decided to conduct a virtual Symposium in the original dates (October 2020). The structure of the event will be decided once we see the number of abstracts but we anticipate a 3-4 day event with half day sessions including invited talks, regular presentations, poster sessions and working groups. We hope that an in-person 3IARC will be held in Santiago in 2021.
The Polar Institute and the Arctic Domain Awareness Center are pleased to announce the creation of a new series of programs entitled Arctic Security Dialogues. The Dialogues will address a broad spectrum of security issues to include, but not limited to national security, homeland security, and the many components of civil security. United States Air Force Arctic Strategy: Perspectives and Insights is the first program in the Arctic Security Dialogues series.
We at UArctic, together with the local host organizations in Iceland, have made the difficult decision to postpone the UArctic Congress (originally scheduled to take place in Reykjavik Oct 6-8, 2020) until May 2021 in conjunction with the Arctic Council Ministerial.
In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our community, we want to let you all know that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Workshop will not be an in-person meeting this fall. Instead, we are planning to have community-oriented discussions on 6-7 October 2020 focused on addressing racial diversity and inclusion and supporting early-career researchers (ECRs) in the WAIS community.
Speaker: Dr. Marcy Rockman, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Online: 10:00 am -1:00 pm AKDT, 2:00-5:00 pm EDT
Explore how we can learn from past human-environment relationships through the archeology of migration to inform climate policy today.
From the hunter-gatherer populations who traversed across Siberia and into Beringia during the Late Pleistocene period to the 21st century Sami reindeer herders across Sápmi in Northern Europe, the Arctic has been on the move for millennia. And yet, the accelerated pace of ecological, societal, and climate changes today are introducing a new normal for the Arctic with changing migrations, cultural heritage at risk, and urgency for climate policy.
Although the physical meeting of the International Glaciological Society British Branch is cancelled, there will be a virtual meeting organised by the IGS British Branch and the IGS EGG from 7–9 October 2020.
We are planning 3 half days. There will be both oral and poster sessions. Abstracts are due by 17 August.
Abstract submission is now open for the 2020 virtual IGSBB meeting. Please follow the link above.
Registration will be through the IGS portal and will be announced very shortly. Registration is free but you must register.
Unfortunately, due to the recent developments in the COVID pandemic in Latin America and especially in Chile, the 2020 local committee in consultation with the National committee has decided to postpone the 3rd Annual Chilean Cryosphere Society Meeting (SOCHICRI) to March 2021. The specific dates will be communicated soon. Considering the uncertainty regarding the spread of the virus, a new date in March of the following year will allow us to develop a hybrid meeting, with in-person and interactive online attendance.