The Sustainable Arctic - Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization
In recent years with rapid changes of climate and environment in the Arctic region and China’s economic growth, the interaction between China and the Arctic has been increasingly deepened, which calls for a coherent and sustainable development of the Arctic and China.
China-Nordic Arctic research cooperation has been intensified over the past few years and during that period Chinese institutes such as the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) have strengthened their ties with international counterparts.
NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
In 2012, the Administration announced the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative to address some of the Nation's most pressing R&D challenges in extracting knowledge and insights from large, complex collections of digital data. To this end, NSF's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program to foster multi-sector collaborations among academia, industry, and government.
NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
The goals of the Science of Learning (SL) Program are to: advance fundamental knowledge about learning through integrative research; connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; and enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries. The program supports projects that emphasize consilience of knowledge, adopting diverse disciplinary approaches to shared research questions. The program seeks to develop robust and integrated accounts of contexts, mechanisms, and effective strategies of learning.
Organizers remind the Arctic community that registration is available for the 2016 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and Arctic Observing Summit (AOS). The meetings will be held 12-18 March 2016 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Participants of the 2016 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) are encouraged to save 20% and register online by Tuesday, 1 March 2016. Onsite registration will begin on Friday, 11 March 2016.
Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS) is pleased to announce a workshop for Early Career Researchers in ice core science to be held immediately before the upcoming IPICS Open Science Conference, on Sunday 06 March 2016.
The 2016 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference will be in Dillingham March 9-12, focusing on the theme Adaptation: Tides of Change. The conference "highlights regional scientific efforts that provide a more interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management".
Submissions are welcome from all individuals and organizations collecting data in western Alaska. Abstracts can be submitted through January 31st via the conference website.
A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Northern Shelter
Fri, 03/11/2016 to Sun, 03/13/2016
Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Fairbanks Alaska
Held in conjunction with the Arctic Resilience Workshop, Arctic Science Summit Week, Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials meeting and Arctic Observing Summit
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC), in partnership with the Institute of the North (ION) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will host the 4th Sustainable Northern Shelter Forum on 11-13 March 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska.