The Arctic Ocean and its adjacent seas and coasts are currently undergoing unprecedented changes reflected in summer sea ice decline, warming, increased Atlantic water heat transport, freshening, retreat of glaciers, and ocean acidification. These changes are affecting the chemical and physical environment such as stratification, nutrient availability, air-sea gas exchange and light conditions. Consequently, these changes will impact the primary and secondary production and subsequently the whole marine ecosystem.
The Arctic Circle will, in addition to the annual October Assemblies in Iceland, convene smaller and more specialized forums in other countries. In cooperation with Singapore Maritime Institute and the Government of Singapore an Arctic Circle Forum will take place in Singapore on November 12th 2015.
Alaska Fire Science Consortium Joint Fire Science Program
The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) announcements beginning approximately September 15, 2014 and remaining open through November 13, 2015. Final decisions regarding topic selection will not be made until September, 2015. However, potential topics are likely to be based on the three goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: 1. Restore and maintain resilient landscapes, 2. Create fire-adapted communities and 3. Safe and effective wildfire response.
The conference will bring together individuals and teams involved in the collection, processing, analysis, and use of observations in the Arctic – from academia, agencies, industry, and other organizations.
The “In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process – Local and Global Arctic” conference will take place in 24-26 November 2015 in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. With the theme "Local and Global Arctic" the conference in 2015 will continue the discussion on the latest developments in the Arctic with focus on both the global developments and their consequences on the local level, as well as the interaction of the global, regional and local levels in the Arctic.
National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) Program
The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition promotes interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple SBE disciplinary fields and that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from many SBE disciplinary fields.
Reflections and Debates on Arctic Cooperation, Climate Change, State Sovereignty, Indigenous Rights and Canada’s Circumpolar Policies on the 20th Anniversary of the Arctic Council
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This one-day conference will focus on the role of the Arctic Council as a forum for Arctic cooperation, the place of the Arctic in Canada’s foreign policy and approach to the circumpolar world, the role of the Arctic in global relations in light of the increasing interest in the region by European and Asian states, and the voice of Indigenous Peoples within the Arctic Council and in shaping circumpolar countries’ Arctic policies.
A two day workshop will be held 12-13 December 2015 in advance of the AGU 2015 Fall Meeting in San Francisco to discuss the design and implementation of a Greenland Ice Sheet Ocean Observing System (GrIOOS). The aim of GrIOOS is to provide long-term time series of critical in situ glaciological, oceanographic and atmospheric parameters at several key locations around Greenland.
The 5th annual meeting of the Permafrost Carbon Network will take place on Sunday, 13 December 2015 in San Francisco. We are working on our agenda and will post more details once the meeting comes closer, but we already hope to see many of our members join us.
This annual meeting is open to all interested members of the Permafrost Carbon Network. Please send a email to Christina Schädel at Christina.Schaedel [at] nau.edu for more details.
Welcome to the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting. With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Now in its 48th year, the AGU Fall Meeting is the best place to present your research, hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field, and network and make connections that can enhance your career.