The FRISP meeting is for scientists working on ice shelf processes meeting in an informal setting and exchanging ideas, results and field plans. As always, we welcome presentations on all aspects of ice shelf research, including, but not limited to:
Sustaining Forests from Restoration to Conservation
Mon, 06/19/2017 to Thu, 06/22/2017
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The conference is being hosted by the University of Alberta. The theme of NAFEW 2017 will be: Sustaining Forests from Restoration to Conservation. The conference will include one-day in-conference field trips to see both natural and industrial landscapes.
We have confirmed four keynote speakers and twelve Special Sessions have already been accepted for inclusion in the program. A description of these are provided on the agenda page.
The symposium will be hosted by Center for Polar and Deep Ocean Development of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The symposium aims to bring together scholars, experts and policymakers from all over the world to share the topics including: Climate change Impact on Arctic shipping and Resource Exploitation; New dynamics and relevant legal issues in the polar regions; Conservation of Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions; Evolution and challenges of the polar governance regimes/systems; Key players' Polar Policies and Practices; China's Role in the Polar Governance.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites you to participate in the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate (previously called the Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop) to be held in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The workshop brings together those with both research and operational interests in Antarctic meteorology, forecasting, and related disciplines. It serves as a forum for current results, ideas, and issues in Antarctic meteorology, numerical weather prediction, forecasting, and climate.
The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) will be officially launched in May 2017. YOPP will be an internationally-coordinated period of intensive observing, modeling, prediction, verification, user engagement, and educational activities initiated by the World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme (WWRP). The goal of YOPP is to advance significantly our environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond.
The 12th Session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel will be held June 29-30, 2017. It is open to those interested in the activities of SORP. The topics covered will include: Southern Ocean oceanographic observations needed during YOPP-SH; how oceanic behavior out to two months projects onto atmospheric behavior; climate predictability of the ocean-atmosphere-ice system in the Southern Ocean (discussions on SOMIP (Southern Ocean Model Intercomparison Project) and AntClim21); and other SORP business.
The 2nd Asian Conference on Permafrost (ACOP2017) will be hosted by the International Permafrost Association (IPA) and covers all aspects of frozen ground – both permafrost and seasonal frost – and its related natural and technological topics. The proposed sessions are as listed below:
Depths and Surfaces: Understanding the Antarctic Region through the Humanities and Social Sciences
Wed, 07/05/2017 to Fri, 07/07/2017
University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Antarctica rarely makes it onto the map of the humanities and social sciences. While artists have produced responses to the continent for centuries, non-scientific researchers have been reluctant to venture intellectually into the far southern latitudes. The continent’s lack of an indigenous or permanent human population, together with a popular Antarctic exceptionalism which frames the continent as immune to the political, social and economic forces that affect the rest of the globe, has made it seem off-limits to analysis outside of a scientific framework.