2016 is the 20th Anniversary of the Sitka WhaleFest, a unique science festival to celebrate the marine life! The core of the festival, is a unique science symposium blending local knowledge and scientific inquiry concerning the rich marine environment of our northern oceans. Surrounded by community and cultural activities, the weekend events include lectures, marine wildlife cruises with beautiful scenery, a marine-themed artisan market, music, local foods, art show, interactive student sessions, and a fun run/walk. Come to Sitka WhaleFest and celebrate with us!
Times-series analysis is the future for environmental sciences to understand natural processes and their dynamics. To support these technical developments, the “Time series analysis in environmental science and applications to climate change” will be held in Tromsø from 8-11 November 2016, with the objective of promoting transfer of knowledge between researchers from various environmental fields. These objectives will be achieved by both training courses (8-9/11) and conference (10-11/11) presentations based on application examples and actual case studies from field experiments.
The University of Washington's eScience Institute is hosting a GeoHack week. Join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking, focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize geospatial data. Our event will include a team from Google Earth Engine who will lead a series of workshops.
Several organizers have expertise in glaciology and can provide guidance on handling of field and remote sensing datasets related to the study of ice.
Organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP)
Organizers announce a call for abstracts for a conference entitled "International Conference on Arctic Science: Bringing Knowledge to Action," organized by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP). The conference will be held from 24-27 April 2017 in Reston, Virginia.
This conference builds on a previous conference from 2011 entitled "Arctic Messenger of Change Conference." The 2017 conference will provide updated scientific, decision-making, and policy-relevant information across a broad array of different Arctic issues and related scientific disciplines.
The Seventh Symposium on Polar Science will be held at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Tokyo, Japan. The NIPR is organizing this annual symposium to present and promote a wide variety of polar scientific research and interdisciplinary studies.
More details are available at the symposium web site (see link above).
After almost fifty-five years, the Antarctic Treaty continues to shine as a rare beacon of international cooperation. To celebrate this milestone of peace in our civilization with hope and inspiration for future generations – ANTARCTICA DAY is recognized to be December 1st -the day when the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959. As an annual event, Antarctica Day encourages participation from around the world.
The 4th Winter Field Course for Snow Measurement is a course for serious students of snow, whether engaged in modeling, measuring, or teaching about snow. The course will introduce students to standard and specialized quantitative and qualitative measurements of snowpack characteristics, as well as how to conduct safe and efficient snow field campaigns. Over three full days we will provide fundamental training to students in performing and analyzing snow measurements, including depth, density, snow water equivalence, grain size and shape, stratigraphy, temperature and hardness.
ESA will hold the first Cryosat North American Science Meeting next spring in Banff, Alberta, Canada on 20-24 March 2017.
Co-sponsored by a number of international institutions, the meeting is open to all worldwide interested CryoSat stakeholders and data users. There will be no conference fee but the participants are required to finance their own travel and accommodation.
ArcticNet will host its 12th Annual Scientific Meeting from 5 to 9 December 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The ASM2016 will welcome researchers, students, Northerners, policy makers and stakeholders to address the numerous environmental, social, economical and political challenges and opportunities that are emerging from climate change and modernization in the Arctic.