University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
Organizers invite applications for the 4th TraitTrain International Plant Functional Traits Course (TraitTrain4).
This course is intended for graduate students, M.Sc. and PhD, and will offer hands-on experience with collecting and exploring plant functional traits data in a real-life field research project setting. The course will also include an introduction to the use of plant trait data in climate-change research and ecosystem ecology.
TraitTrain4 will address several core scientific questions with an emphasis on key skills, including:
Enabling US Early Career Researchers to Advance Polar Science using High Performance Computing and Earth System Modeling
Mon, 08/13/2018 to Fri, 08/17/2018
With funding from National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs [NSF OPP], we are organizing a 1-week long CESM Polar Modeling Workshop at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory. The workshop will target ~15 early career (graduate student, postdoc, < 7 years since Ph.D.) polar scientists to attend. All workshop activities will focus on the Community Earth System Model and high performance computing supported by the National Science Foundation [NSF] at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center [NWSC].
The Arctic Data Center provides training in data science and data management. These are critical skills for the stewardship of data, software, and many other research products that are preserved at the Arctic Data Center. A goal of this center is to advance data archiving and promote reproducible science and data reuse.
The University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki are excited to invite you to the second UArctic Congress.
The UArctic Congress 2018 will bring together key UArctic meetings and a science conference into one single gathering, including business meetings of the Council of UArctic, Rectors’ Forum, Student Forum, Thematic Networks, and UArctic Institutes Leadership Team.
French Alps in Aussois at the Paul Langevin center
FRISP is a subcommmittee of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Working Group of Glaciology. For several years the work of the FRISP parties was focused on the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS). But meanwhile the geographical restriction to FRIS was widened up and other ice shelves have been included into the investigations. FRISP started out as an European forum, but now welcomes any scientist working on ice shelves and related issues.
The University of Exeter will be hosting the IGS British Branch Meeting on the 4th/5th September 2018. Information relating to registration, accomodation and the event programme will be posted at the website above.
For further information please email: igsbbm2018 [at] gmail.com
Organising team: Anne Le Brocq, Steve Palmer, Ali Graham, Damien Mansell, Olly Bartlett and Vicky Naylor.
Polar Regions in Transformation - Climatic Change and Anthropogenic Pressures
Mon, 09/10/2018 to Fri, 09/14/2018
Earth's Polar Regions feature cold-climate environments characterized by unique landscapes, biota, and processes. Many of these features and dynamics are Cryosphere-driven and either are already subject to or have the potential for fundamental and rapid changes in a warming world. Earth observation technologies provide crucial tools to understand and quantify these changes.
This symposium deals specifically with remote sensing applications in the polar environments, both Arctic and Antarctic.
The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, etc. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.
The next Karthaus course will be held from 11 to 22 September 2018 in Karthaus (northern Italy).
The 25th annual West Antarctic Ice Sheet Workshop will be held this September at Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY, followed seamlessly by the Thwaites Glacier Program meeting. The WAIS Workshop begins Sunday late afternoon, September 16 and ends with a 1-1/2 day section on Thwaites and Pine Island Glacier and the planned Thwaites Glacier