Lancaster Data Science Institute are hosting a one-day training course on Tuesday September 5th in conjunction with the International Glaciological Society British Branch 2017 meeting. Quantitative analysis relies on numerical methods, however methodological developments in the ‘data sciences’ (e.g. maths/computing) are not often brought directly into polar research. This training event aims to encourage the adoption of cutting-edge data science methods by polar researchers.
Lancaster Environment Centre and Lancaster Data Science Institute are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society.
The conference will follow the traditional format of oral and poster presentations, spread over two days, on a wide range of snow and ice research and we have three keynote speakers scheduled to present on topics including ice core science, glacier and ice sheet hydrology and glacio-volcanism. Delegates from overseas are very much welcome to attend.
Coming in from the Cold: Microbial Roles in the Warming Cryosphere
Fri, 09/08/2017 to Tue, 09/12/2017
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
The aim of the conference is to present recent results that address still open questions in understanding the sensitivity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to past and future sea level and climate change (http://www.scar.org/horizonscan Kennicutt M.C. Chown S. et al., Nature, 2014).
An important development in understanding and predicting Antarctic ice-sheet behaviour has been the validation and testing of ice sheet models on past climates with boundary conditions that are relevant to future projections.
The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
Netherlands Earth System Science Centre
The Descartes Prize (EPICA), EU
The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project. The registration fee will be € 700. This includes lodging, full board, course material and excursion.
The Arctic-FROST research coordination network is pleased to announce the availability of travel awards for Early Career Researchers to attend The Third Arctic-FROST network meeting and Early Career Scholars Workshop on Community Sustainability in the Arctic.
Traditions and Transformations in the Sustainability of Rural Communities: Balancing Living Culture and Nature
Wed, 09/13/2017 to Sat, 09/16/2017
Bø in Telemark, Norway
We invite the private, public, and civic sectors as well as researchers, developers, and the academic community. We invite student and community participation and the conference sessions will take place in a variety of settings. The North Atlantic Forum aims to be trans-sectoral and welcomes paper and poster proposals on a variety of topics connected to the conference theme.
Organizers are still encouraging submissions for the programme. Deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2017.
For further details on the Forum see our website.