The Administration will host the first-ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial, bringing together leaders from foreign governments around the world to expand joint collaborations focused on Arctic science, research, observations, monitoring, and data-sharing.
The 2016 WAIS Workshop will be held in Sterling, Virginia, in the Washington, DC, area at Algonkian Regional Park. This multidisciplinary Earth system science workshop will focus on the distinctive glaciological, geological, oceanographic, and climatic aspects of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Registration for the 2016 WAIS Workshop is open! For details about the meeting and to register, see the WAIS site above.
Arctic Ambitions V conference focuses on commercial opportunities in the Arctic, such as engineering, construction, architecture, natural resource development, environmental services, maritime shipping and logistics, and international trade.
The FRISP meeting is for scientists working with various aspects of ice shelf processes meeting in an informal setting and exchanging 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. Travel support for students is provided.
The theme of Geosciences conferences is “Geosciences and Policies: Economy & Culture in a Changing World” which extensively covers all aspects on scientific and technical advances in the field of geosciences and geomatics ranging from the integration of instruments, methodologies and technologies to their use in earth sciences, environmental engineering and other natural sciences.
The Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNÍS) will co-convene a breakout session titled "Essential Science for Informed Decision-Making in the Changing Arctic" at this year's Arctic Circle Assembly being held 7-9 October in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The Arctic Circle is an annual open assembly that takes place in mid-October in Reykjavík, Iceland. The annual program is designed in collaboration with partnering organizations. The Arctic Circle facilitates working meetings across issues and organizations and provides a forum for discussions hosted by different international and Arctic institutions. Following meetings, participating organizations are invited to contribute ideas for the next year's Arctic Circle assembly.
The 44th annual North West Glaciologists meeting will be at University of Washington in Seattle this year.
Since NWG is the original informal and minimally organized regional meeting about ice in North America, our 2016 web page is still being updated, but you should be able to find most of the essential information there for making your plans.
We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new friends in Seattle in October.