We will reassemble the members of the National Steering Committee and a small but diverse selection of representatives from the five regional workshops, to total about 15 people. Our aim will be to identify and synthesize the core threads of the previous workshops and public contributions proffered between workshops. Our target output for the workshop will be a final report draft and outline of steps leading to the final report release in June 2016. The Jefferson Institute will manage production of the publication.
The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) and the University of Minnesota announce registration for the 2016 Polar Geospatial Center Boot Camp. This
workshop will take place on 13-16 June on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, Ohio
The Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) is a joint Canadian/U.S. organization founded in the 1940s originally with members from eastern North America. Today, Our members come from the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, as well as North America. Our current membership includes scientists, engineers, snow surveyors, technicians, professors, students and professionals involved in operations and maintenance. The western counterpart to this organization is the Western Snow Conference (WSC), also a joint Canadian/US organization. Every fifth year or so, the ESC and WSC hold joint meetings.
The 14th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium (ICRSS) will be held in Homer, Alaska.
The theme of the 14th ICRSS symposium is Remote Sensing applications for addressing emerging research questions and management needs in polar regions. This symposium is unique in that it deals specifically with remote sensing applications in Arctic and Antarctic environments and how the broad suite of remotely sensed information and remote sensing techniques can provide much needed information for rapidly changing polar regions.
The FRISP meeting will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, and it is for scientists working with various aspects of ice shelf processes meet in an informal setting and exchange ideas, results and field plans. This year there will be a special focus on under ice observations, including information and feedback with the SOOS under ice working group presently being formed. The meeting includes an APECS mentor panel discussion, prizes for best student presentations, and a guided excursion to the historical station Bornö situated in the Gullmar fjord, famous for its geology and marine life.
Organizers announce that the Girls on Ice 2016 Expeditions are now accepting applications. The 2016 program includes two expeditions. The original North Cascades expedition in Washington State will be held 10-21 July 2016, and an Alaska-based expedition will take place 17-28 June 2016.
before the 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP) in Potsdam
Sat, 06/18/2016 to Sun, 06/19/2016
A "Young Researchers Workshop" will take place at the XI. International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016) on 18 - 19 June 2016. This workshop is organized as a joint effort of PYRN (Permafrost Young Researchers Network), APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists), the young researcher representatives of the USPA (United States Permafrost Association), and ADAPT (Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition).
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UC San Diego), in La Jolla, California
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and University of California at Irvine will host the 2016 Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM) Workshop. It will be sponsored by Pr Helen Fricker who graciously offered to host the workshop.