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.
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:
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.
Sea level change is already impacting coastal communities globally and will continue to do so. To meet urgent societal needs for useful information on sea level, the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) has established the theme “Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts”, as one of its cross-cutting “Grand Challenge” (GC) science questions.
The main goal of the Joint Summer School 2017 is to provide participants with innovative practical and methodological skills to characterise complex terrain and objects using close-, near range and remote sensing techniques. The Summer School will be the second edition after a successful first version in 2015.
Organizers announce a call for abstracts for the 21st Northern Research Basins (NRB) Symposium and Workshop entitled, "Cold-region hydrology in non-stationary world."
Climate and landscape changes are causing the transformation of hydrological cycle in Arctic regions, with major impacts on society. The
21st NRB workshop will address the issues of hydrological research in cold regions, both in fundamental scientific and applied aspects,
including the studies of snow, glaciers, permafrost, frozen ground, groundwater, seasonally frozen rivers, and lakes.
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