The Arctic Broadband Forum will bring together educators, researchers and industry from across the World to discuss the challenges, success and potential of telecommunications and broadband deployment in the Arctic.
Specific emphasis will be placed on the role of broadband and digital technologies on the cultural preservation and self-determination of indigenous populations throughout the Arctic.
For more information and to register, please follow the link above.
The Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee — in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Anchorage Museum, and other community groups — is pleased to present the Week of the Arctic, with presentations, workshops, receptions and cultural celebrations highlighting key themes and accomplishments of the Arctic Council and broader Arctic efforts.
Other activities in Fairbanks and Anchorage will provide outreach and education opportunities for participants and interested Arctic stakeholders.
Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Dynamics of High-latitude Fish and Fisheries
Tue, 05/09/2017 to Fri, 05/12/2017
Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska
This symposium examines the impacts of the environment, especially climate change and variability, on the dynamics of arctic and subarctic species of commercial, subsistence, and ecological importance.
This symposium examines impacts of the environment, especially climate change and variability, on the dynamics of arctic and subarctic species of commercial, subsistence and ecological importance. We will focus on the effects of warming, loss of sea ice, ocean acidification and oceanographic variability on the distribution, phenology, life history, population dynamics and interactions of species and how a better understanding of these effects can inform the assessment and management of fish and shellfish populations in a changing ocean.
This workshop will focus on events that drive damage to Arctic vegetation, their causes, and consequences. With increasing frequency of
events causing damage to Arctic vegetation and an increasing appreciation of the diversity of different events that can cause browning, this workshop provides an opportunity to discuss Arctic browning drivers, subsequent consequences, prepare outputs, and develop future collaborations.
Events of interest include, but are not limited to:
The U.S. State Department will host a celebration in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Arctic Council, as well as the Ministerial meeting attended by foreign ministers of the 8 Arctic states and heads of delegation from Permanent Participants and Observers.
Aurora Conference Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom
This workshop will focus on the development of the West Antarctic Peninsula Working Group, including building the community, identifying existing activities and observational gaps, aligning data efforts, and articulation of an action plan moving forward. The workshop is sponsored by the British Antarctic Survey, SCAR and SOOS.
The 16th International Scientific Conference for Students and Post-graduates “Problems of the Arctic Region” is devoted to scientific, environmental, technical, economic, and social aspects of the development of the Arctic. The conference will be divided into sections:
Life at the Extremes: Resilience, Adaptation and Application Potential
Wed, 05/17/2017 to Thu, 05/18/2017
Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, Republic of Korea
The International Symposium on Polar Sciences has been held annually ever since the conception of Korea’s Antarctic research schemes. This Symposium not only serves as an international forum bringing polar scientists together to exchange views and ideas, but also provides an opportunity to discuss collaborative research with peers and colleagues. Marking the 23rd series of this symposium, this year’s theme is “Life at the Extremes: Resilience, Adaptation and Application Potential”.