Available online or in-person at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, 407 IARC/Akasofu building
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 November and the early winter season.
Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.
Harpa Conference Center and Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from 60 countries. It is attended by heads of states and governments, ministers, members of parliaments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students, activists and others from the growing international community of partners and participants interested in the future of the Arctic.
Please follow the link above for the most up-to-date information.
This year GCOS organizes its annual Steering Committee meeting from 23 to 26 October, 2018 in Helsinki, FINLAND. In conjunction with the GCOS Steering Committee Meeting, there will be a GCOS Science Day on Monday, 22 October 2018, at the premises of the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
The Science Day aims at informing the regional and national community on activities related to systematic climate observations and their relevance to pressing environmental concerns.
We would like to announce an Elmer/Ice beginner level course planned for this October in Finland. This will take place at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, in Rovaniemi.
This course intended for people who have a background in glaciology, but never have used Elmer/Ice before. We will start with principle concepts, introducing how to set up flowline models in diagnostic and progmostic with accumulation/ablation distributions. On the second day, we introduce three-dimensional modelling concepts based on a real world case.
Major goals of this meeting are to coordinate FAMOS activities, report accomplishments, exchange ideas and hypotheses, enhance international arctic studies collaboration and discuss plans for continuing FAMOS work beyond 2019.
The major goals of the 2018 Meeting are to coordinate FAMOS (Forum for Arctic Modeling and Observational Synthesis) activities, report accomplishments, exchange ideas and hypotheses, enhance international arctic studies collaboration and discuss plans for continuing FAMOS work beyond 2019.
Please see the link above for much more information.
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland Rovaniemi, Finland
The IGS meeting is hosted by the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, with additional support from the IGS and the Academy of Finland. Presentations will take place in the Polarium lecture hall at the Arktikum house.
An icebreaker reception will be available on the evening of Tuesday 23rd October if there is sufficient interest. A conference dinner will take place on the evening of Wednesday 24th October.
There will be no conference fees, but participants will need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM 2).
The aims of this 2nd ministerial meeting are to promote the results of the deliverables agreed at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples.
The Antarctic, Arctic and Tibetan Plateau are located in the furthest ends and the highest peak of the Earth. The climate systems of the three regions greatly influence the weather and environment of the world through interactions between the five spheres of the Earth, and the research related to those regions takes an important scientific status in the global change research.