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 would like to call attention to the Polar Prediction School that will be held at the Abisko Field Station in Arctic Sweden from 5-15 April 2016 (next year). Sponsored by the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the Bolin Center for Climate Research, the school is part of the WWRP Polar Prediction Project and the WCRP Polar Climate Predictability Initiative.
The annual Arctic Business Forum by Lapland Chamber of Commerce introduces the latest global and local developments affecting the business possibilities in the Arctic. Specific attention is paid to European High North regions.
Arctic Business Forum is an international event attracting companies and business related stakeholders from Finland and abroad. Last year 23 countries were represented. Special attention is paid to strengthen business to business cooperation by organizing b-to-b meeting points and business pitch sessions.
The EGU General Assembly 2016 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.
Sue Wotkyns, of ITEP, with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will offer a 3-day course on climate change planning for tribes in Anchorage, April 19-21, 2016.
The course provides an introduction to planning for climate change impacts, with examples of tribes that have been going through the adaptation planning process. The course is intended for tribal environmental and natural resource professionals.
The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Lamont) will host a Workshop on Polar Predictability on 4-6 May 2016. This is the third annual workshop on this topic. The first was held in April 2014 in Boulder, Colorado and the second was in April 2015 in Reading, United Kingdom.