Save the date for Arctic Science Summit Week 2016 (ASSW) and the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS): 12-18 March 2016 in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks invites you to share your scientific accomplishments and join in the spirit of collaboration toward improving the coordination of Arctic research. Hundreds of scientists and policymakers from around the world will be in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA for the largest Arctic gathering of its kind in 2016.
The Arctic in the Classroom (TAC): Partnering Scientists, Educators, & Communities to Improve Arctic Education
Sun, 03/13/2016 to Tue, 03/15/2016
The Arctic in the Classroom (TAC) program is currently accepting applications from teachers and researchers for participation in the 'Make an Impact Workshop," the TAC kickoff event, which will take place 13-15 March 2016 during the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Charting the course for climate and ocean research
The collective voice and expertise of the international climate community is essential in shaping the international research agenda on the coupled ocean-atmosphere system. The World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Core Project on Climate and Ocean – CLIVAR - invites the international climate community to review the state of the science, to prioritize international research plans and to initiate new collaborations. In September 2016 CLIVAR will hold an Open Science Conference to engage the wider collection of scientists who work in this important area.
University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Akasofu Building, Room 417
The Polar Research Board (PRB) of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has a long history of distinguished service to the polar community. First established in 1958, the PRB exists to promote excellence in polar science and to provide independent scientific guidance to federal agencies and the nation on science issues in the Arctic, the Antarctic, and cold regions in general. The PRB also serves as the U.S. National Committee (USNC) to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).
Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water. It is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while maintaining appropriate ecosystem services. Factors contributing to stresses in the food, energy, and water (FEW) systems include increasing regional and social pressures and governance issues as result of land use change, climate variability, and heterogeneous resource distribution.
EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) to transform research in the academic geosciences community. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating our ability to understand and predict the Earth system.
Arctic human systems are undergoing unprecedented change. Against a backdrop of climate change, globalization and technological advances are positioning the Arctic as a site of resource wealth, international shipping, and political contestation. President Obama’s recent trip to Alaska highlighted at once the changing environment of the Arctic, symbolized by melting sea and glacier ice, and the drive to develop Arctic resources epitomized recently by Shell’s Arctic offshore oil campaign.