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 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.
Innovative technologies in geology, geophysics, and geography are of great importance due to their close connections with various applied problems and tasks such as search for mineral deposits and their exploration, evaluation of engineering-geological conditions and environments, including forecasting of catastrophic geological processes and phenomena.
The International Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research (SCAR) Biology symposia were initiated in 1973 with the purpose of bringing fundamental and applied scientists together with an interest in Antarctic terrestrial and marine life sciences, including man. Symposium themes under consideration include: Distribution and trends; Adaptation and processes; New insights through multi-disciplinary research; Threats and impacts: from the poles to the globe to the poles; Societal impact of Antarctic biological science; Human biology at the poles.
The World Climate Research Program (WCRP), jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), announces a call for abstracts for the Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts Conference.