Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Extreme weather events are commonly encompassed phenomena such as heat waves, droughts, floods and storms. In cold regions, these are augmented with snow and sea-ice related extreme events, usually triggered by anomalous atmospheric or oceanic conditions.
Although extreme events are a core climate research focus, cryospheric extremes have not received much attention yet. The overarching aim of the workshop is to review our understanding of cryospheric extreme events in the past, present and future, and to identify research needs.
The 2018 Arctic Science Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will be held October 9th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The meeting is being held in tandem with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)’s annual meeting, which runs from October 10-12. The conference theme is Health and Shared Prosperity in the North.
The International Conference on Geology & Earth Science creates a platform for experts interaction, simultaneously with networking opportunities and also provides an opportunity to explore the innovative ideas of the other communities, companies and associations.
Geoscience-2018 conference includes Plenary lectures, Keynote lectures and short courses by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations.
The 2nd SCAR Summer School on Polar Geodesy will be held at the Ladoga Base of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), in Ladozhskoe Ozero, about 70 km east of St. Petersburg, Russia. The summer school provides a concise course on geodetic ground‐based and satellite methods focussed on polar applications in combination with lectures on geophysics and glaciology.
Tvärminne Zoological Station, 120km southwest of Helsinki, Finland
This small symposium (40 participants) is intended to provide a unique opportunity to bring together molecular microbial ecologists specialized in different organism groups, share our latest results, and discuss methodological problems as well as the future prospects in the field, including practical international collaboration. The environmental focus will be on sea ice environments, but excellent research in other cryospheric environments is also invited.
The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, etc. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.
The next Karthaus course will be held from 11 to 22 September 2018 in Karthaus (northern Italy).
Organizers invite registration for the 2018 Arctic Summer Institute titled Arctic Law, Science, and Policy. This pass/fail, two credit or Certificate of Completion course will take place 18-22 June 2018 in Portland, Maine.
The goal of the course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary knowledge base and the tools to practically and responsibly participate in Arctic affairs.