Arctic politics and governance in times of global interests and challenges
Tue, 08/08/2017 to Fri, 08/11/2017
The Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA) and the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark are pleased to invite you to NoPSA’s XVIII Political Science Congress.
The XVIII Nordic Political Science Congress will be held at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark.
In line with previous NoPSA congresses, we expect to host 33-35 workshops, allowing scholars working in a broad range of themes to engage in substantive discussions around their current research and possibly establish collaborations.
Coming in from the Cold: Microbial Roles in the Warming Cryosphere
Wed, 08/09/2017 to Sat, 08/12/2017
Increasing focus on the Arctic region due to climate change and natural resources such as oil and minerals has made Greenland a hot topic recently and it is of course an excellent place to meet and discuss polar and alpine microbiology.
The theme of PAM 2017 will be: Coming in from the Cold: Microbial Roles in the Warming Cryosphere
Immediately before the International Glaciological Society (IGS) Symposium on "Polar Ice, Polar Climate, Polar Change", the GLIMS (Global Land Ice Measurements from Space) community will conduct a workshop to foster involvement from the community in glacier mapping and to improve our responsiveness to the community.
There are 24 different indigenous peoples that base their lives on herding domesticated reindeer today. These nomadic reindeer herders live across the entire circumpolar Arctic and Sub-Arctic region, including areas in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia, China, Mongolia, and US/Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Scotland. These groups currently herd around 2,5 million domesticated reindeer, and are altogether close to 100 000 people, all included.
Conversations from the North: Scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land
Sun, 08/27/2017 to Tue, 08/29/2017
University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
The conference is being held in association with the 11th Rectors’ Forum of the University of the Arctic. The goal of the conference is to celebrate the University’s emergence as a world-leading centre for interdisciplinary research on the circumpolar North.
The conference will be fully interdisciplinary, with themes including:
This Summer School will provide Ph.D. students and junior scientists specializing in sea level research with a basic introduction to the dynamics of current and future sea level change and to state-of-the-art tools to measure and project it. The different contributors to global and regional sea level change will be presented by world-leading experts. The School has a strong component on “hands-on” learning, with practical exercises on the observation and modelling of sea level change, its contributors, and forcing mechanisms.
Navigating the combined challenges of climate change, globalization, and a shifting geopolitical landscape requires leadership at all levels and in all sectors of society. The rapidly changing Arctic illustrates the complexity of the task, with issues ranging from safeguarding human security in the Arctic and globally to managing a transition to a post-petroleum future. Central to the challenge are the close links between Arctic change and global processes.