Opening Doors: Collaboration Across Knowledge Systems
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
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.
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.
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.
Speaking: Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy (ACCAP)
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.
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.
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.